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How could you?(did this make you cry?)?

How could you?(did this make you cry?)? Topic: City of my dream essay
June 19, 2019 / By Dawn
Question: ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured, "How could you?" Perhaps because she understood my dog speak, she said, "I'm so sorry." She hugged me, and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself -- a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place. And with my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How could you?" was not directed at her. It was directed at you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of you. I will think of you and wait for you forever. May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty. *Really long but so worth reading* A man in Grand Rapids, Michigan incredibly took out a $7000 full page ad in the paper to present the following essay to the people of his community. HOW COULD YOU? - By Jim Willis, 2001 When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" -- but then you'd relent and roll me over for a belly rub. My housebreaking took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed and listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs" you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day. Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love. She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" - - still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate. Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love." As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears, and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them and their touch -- because your touch was now so infrequent -- and I would've defended them with my life if need be. I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams, and together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway. There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being "your dog" to "just a dog ," and you resented every expenditure on my behalf. Now, you have a new career opportunity in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family," but there was a time when I was your only family. I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog, even one with "papers." You had to pry your son's fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No, Daddy! Please don't let them take my dog!" And I worried for him, and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life. You gave me a good-bye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too. After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked, "How could you?" They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you that you had changed your mind -- that this was all a bad dream... or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me. When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited. I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day, and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table and rubbed my ears, and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days. As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her, and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood. She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran
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Brett Brett | 1 day ago
aw that's so sad! i'm a huge animal lover, a huge cry-baby, and this left me in tears... okay it's very sad. i'm like bawling now. already on the next day, and i kind of regret reading this. it still saddens me..
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i dont know bro. thats a great question. to me this situation has issues of control written all over it. there are some ppl who made some harsh assumptions about drugs equaling guns, and violence...but like you said it really doesnt make a difference becus ppl will be ppl in the end u kno. i personally think that legalizing cannabis would do wonders for our society as a whole. especially the production and cultivation of hemp...MAN!!!! FOR PPL WHO DONT KNOW ABOUT THE GREAT USES OF HEMP PLS LOOK INTO IT what you're talking about could "weed out" our society of the insane and frustrated and could create a more lasting respect for our government if they decriminalized . if u think about it whos more loyal than a drug addict!!!!!!

Alexina Alexina
=( I read it. It was really sad but i liked how you wrote in the dog's point of view. This reminds me of my childhood with my old dog and we just couldn't care for him anymore because of so many problems so we put him to sleep. Made me tear up a bit but then again I'm such a softie lol Great job!
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Tye Tye
that sounds like an irresponsible owner, we have one dog we adopted from a shelter, and its a wonderful dog. like a song says, "with the money i won i bought some friends, a girlfriend and a dog, when i had no money my friends and my girlfriend left and the dog was the only who stayed with me", its sad the treat animals receive, i went vegan because of that
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Ricki Ricki
that was long..and it was about a dog ..they go thro that alot it aint news,,ppl dont really care on what the animal thinks just on whta makes there mood batter or work really..me personaly i love animals lol
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Merlin Merlin
I don't believe in putting animals down so yes, it was VERY sad :( http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aiuqs0y2qi3GpRBxSndtW8Psy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090805001649AAE3Otn
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