Sunday, July 14, 2013

While You Let A Puppy Lie On The Ground To Die Alone...

While You Let A Little Puppy Lie On The Ground To Die Alone...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

A little puppy lay at death's door... no one cared
Children played near by, laughing... screaming
As the butterflies flew around the flowers near its head

She lay there thinking of the woman she went to visit
When she could run, play, bark
She could sense the woman was crying for her

Crying for her, thinking she was laying dead somewhere
Puppies can sense things... this puppy sensed she was needed
It sensed this woman was grieving for her...

She had to summon the strength to push her little body up
To go to the woman, let her know she wasn't dead
She walked the distance to get to the woman's house

The woman's Pups came out barking, she came behind them
Saw this little puppy she loved so much... her mouth fell open
Camie, she cried... oh, Camie... you aren't dead

The little puppy kept going back to the only place it knew to lay down
Back to where it laid once again on the cold, wet ground
Thinking if the woman didn't find her... she'd just die

No one else wanted her, they let her go without food, water
So, she'd die... one person wanted her, the other wanted her gone
When fleas bit her, made her body sore... they didn't like her anymore

Now... as the little puppy lay here on the ground, it was too late
Her body had lost its hair, skin red from the sun, she was ugly
No one could want her now... she heard voices coming her way

The children who played nearby were showing the woman the way
To where she lay... the little puppy saw tears in the woman's eyes
 Wondered if the tears were for her... could it be?

The woman said she was going to carry this puppy home with her
When she reached down to get her ... her hands touched blood
And clear liquid... several maggots fell off

The woman asked the children if they had a towel, cloth
They couldn't find anything to wrap around the little puppy
The woman said she'd carry her, get her to her house

She meant to carry the little puppy home while she had a chance
The woman wasn't walking away without her, wasting another minute
She reached down, picked the little puppy up in her arms

The woman knew she was causing the puppy pain, it made her cry
She apologized, said she'd make it better
Please, God... help me carry this puppy home

Her weight is so heavy, please help me not to drop her
On the cold, wet ground... I pray I can get her home to care
For her, love her... nurse her back to health

Shame on those people who did such a thing to a baby puppy
Left her to die alone on the cold, wet ground
With butterflies flying over her... flowers growing near her head

Shame on people who neglect their pets, abuse them
The woman prayed they would know in their life how it felt
To have their hair gone, their skin in open sores

To feel how it feels to be abandoned, left to die alone
She knew this was a horrible thought... but, if one doesn't
Know how it feels... they'll keep right on

Abusing other little puppies, any children they might have
Shame on you, people... shame on you
Why didn't you let this woman know you didn't want this puppy

When you knew she was attached to it, loved it
Shame on you for keeping the puppy where it would die
After the woman spent money on medicine for it, put it on

Letting the puppy get in worse condition
Did you keep it penned up somewhere to let it weaken
Because that puppy didn't get in that condition overnight

Not overnight when she'd was getting better
The woman's heart cries because there was a period of three days
This puppy must have suffered horribly

Three days... when she could have had her
Those people knew she loved the little puppy
They knew she was trying to make her well, they gave her permission

Did they have an argument... the one who didn't want the puppy
Winning, saying 'get rid of it'
Is that what happened... Shame on you for not coming to the woman

Shame on you... this is the thought that constantly goes through
The woman's mind ... though she smiles at you politely
As you ask her if she'd carry you to town to get cigarettes

As you impose on her privacy, generosity
Shame on you for thinking the world is only about you
While you let a little puppy lie on the ground to die, all alone


  1. They are horrible people, please don't do them many more favours, if they want cigarettes so badly let them walk into town to get them. Just tell them you are too sick to be running around after others, as they will get worse the more pregnant she gets. I know you are a good person and wouldn't want to hurt anyone, but its time to say NO, I can't do it any more.
    Love Mezza ♥

  2. I agree with Mezza!! Let them get their own way to get cigarettes and whatever else they want. I am not an animal lover like you and my daughter but you know I don't want any harm to come to animals either. I don't think anyone should be allowed to abuse or mistreat animals and get away with it. I know Camo will be so much better off now and I know you will nurse her back to good health!! I would love to have you for my nurse!!! Love, Ms. Nancy