Friday, July 30, 2010

Because I Will Never Have "Enough" Time With Him...

When I am old...
I will wear soft gray sweatshirts
and a bandana over my silver hair...
and I will spend my social security checks on wine and my dogs.
I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen to my dogs'

I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night
and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow....
When people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs...and
talk of them and about them...the ones so beloved of the past and the ones
so beloved of today....

I will still work hard cleaning after them, mopping
and feeding them and whispering their names in a
soft loving way. I will wear the gleaming sweat on my
throat, like a jewel, and I will be an embarrassment to all...
especially my family...who have not yet found the peace
in being free to have dogs as your best friends....

These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your footfall...
and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep, to
greet you as if you are a God. With warm eyes full of adoring love and hope
that you will always stay.....I'll hug their big strong necks....I'll kiss their dear sweet heads
and whisper in their very special company....

I look in the mirror and see I am getting old....
This is the kind of person I am...
and have always been. Loving dogs is easy;
they are part of me. Please accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives;
they love my presence in their lives......
When I am old this will be important to me;
you will understand when you are old...
if you have dogs to love too.

Author Unknown

Have a Great Weekend!


Calhoun's Momma


  1. Oh at was just beautifuls!
    Sooooo, how comes peoples looks at my mum likes her is a moron when her talks bout us?
    Gee, maybes dat be why I has a blog now.
    I loves them piktures of a tiny you...hehehe!


  2. How beautiful - we have never seen that before. It put both a smile on our "old" Mom's face and a tear or two in her eyes.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. That was lovely. My mom got all leaky eyed reading the poem and looking at all those cute pictures. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  4. Aww... what a wonderful poem and your baby pictures are adorable!!!!


  5. That is a Most Beautiful poem and it made my mom's eyes all leaky. (Humans will really leak at the slightest things, won't they?)

    Wiggles & Wags,

  6. This is just wonderful and made me tear up a little bit. Such a sweetheart he is!!

  7. this really is just a most lovely poem! my mama is just nodding and her eyes are shiny. that calhoun sure looks like a grrreat snuggler. teehee.
    the booker man

  8. Such a great poem with fabulous pictures! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

  9. That was a wonderful poem. Especially about listening to your dogs breathing. When momma is really stressy and cannot sleep she lays down on the couch in the living room and listens to us and that calms her right down.