“On Christmas Morning, I Wish …”

For every dog, searching trash cans for breakfast,
a filled bowl with his name printed in bright letters.

For every dog who slept fitfully last night, chained in a frozen yard,
a soft, warm, bed with a person snoring gently nearby.

For every shelter dog, spending Christmas morning in a soiled run,
a forever home, filled with sounds and smells of family.

For every Christmas puppy given today,
a tolerant, caring owner, who won’t abandon you as you grow into a real dog.

For every ailing pet,
enough money for your owner to pay the bills to make you well.

For every lost dog,
a clear, safe road, and well marked path, to lead you home.

For every old and tired friend,
a warm fire, and a soft bed, to ease your aches and pains.

For every Heart Dog at the Bridge,
a moment when you know that you are remembered today, missed again, and
loved forever.

~ Author unknown