Is It Time Yet?

Is It Time Yet?

Postby chelynnah » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:41 am




Is It Time Yet?

A Shelter Dog asks God...
Dear God, What is "Time"?

I hear the sadness in the voices of workers here. They say my "Time
is up", that they have to make room for yet another dog.

My "Time" is up. I don't know what that means, God. I only know that
my new friends are so sad, and the more I wag my tail---the harder I
try to make them feel better---the sadder they become.

I know I have heard that word "Time" before, but I don't understand.
When I was younger, my people would say "Time to play!" They would
throw the ball, and I would run fast. Sometimes I brought it back to
them, but other times we'd end up chasing each other having fun.

I remember "Time to eat". My people would put down a bowl of food,
and I would enjoy dinner, wagging my tail in joy. There was
also "Time for your walk". My boy would put my leash on, and we would
go walking together, visiting the neighborhood and enjoying each
other's company.

When I was younger I thought "Time" meant fun. Or maybe Love?

I don't understand. "Time" must mean something else, but how can it
change, God? Before I came here, I heard my people say, "No time to
feed you now, boy. Later, when I get home." Sometimes my family would
forget, and there was no food in my bowl.

Does "Time" mean when my belly hurts?

My people said there was no time for walks. I tried to hold it all
day long-- but God, I just couldn't anymore. When I finally had to
go, it made my family very angry.

Does "Time" means anger? Or maybe Loneliness?

My family said they didn't have "Time". They didn't have time to
play, or time to take me to the vet, or time to go for walks. They
didn't have "Time", so they brought me here.

Maybe I was right... They said they didn't have time, and if "Time"
means Love, how did they lose it?

Did I do something wrong?

God, I think my new friends are sending me to you. Do you
have "Time"? May I sit on the couch?

Am I a good Dog, God?

Author: Joan C. Fremo
Published on: July 29, 2001



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