With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: What Is a PET?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What Is a PET?

I don't know how he managed it, but this is how
I found my pillow-loving pup.
Hearing a rustle while working at my computer, I turned around
to see Raider in this unique position.

What Is a PET?

A pet is a playmate, partner, a pleasure
Who brighten your life from the start-
A lovable, laughable, huggable treasure
Who wins a warm place in your heart.
A pet is a jester, a trickster, a tease
Who’s always prepared to perform-
A pouncer, a bounder, a fetcher, a pleaser
Whose greeting is welcome and warm.
A pet is a blessing for so many reasons,
A gift of delight that endures-
A faithful companion, a friend for all seasons
Whose home, now and always, is yours!

By Mary Catherine Shannon
(source 1978 Woman's Day Magazine)

36 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

This is so sweet! He looks so adorable lying there! We had a cat once that would empty the tissue box and put the tissues in the bathroom sink and lay in the sink in his little bed. Enjoy you day!

lindsey said...

Cute dog...hope his feet were clean before jumping on your lovely white sofa!

Debbie said...

How cute and sweet! We always had a dog when I was growing up. However, my husband has such allergies so we can't have one in our home. So I visit my mother-in-law and her Cocker Spaniel Barney. He is so sweet and loves to lick and hug me. :)

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Lorraine said...

He is sooooo cute.
Wow, love your white decor!!
You know I love pets too!
kisses,
Lorraine

Snap said...

Well done Raider!!! Love the poem ... too true!

Marina said...

How cute he is! I want just squeeze him (gently)! I know, they are smart creatures. My cat use to cover himself all the time too.

Maple Lane said...

Precious pictures and poem, Lorraine.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Your Radar, a pet who is extra cute!!!!

Pondside said...

It's a moment like that - the smile or laugh that your Pet teases out of you, unknowingly - that is the magic of the relationship. Such a cute photo of a funny moment!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh be still my heart!!!!! it's moments like this that you just have to know that life is good!!!! blessed with such a special gift!!!! i adore this little guy -- he should be with vogue as he strikes his pose!!!! thanks for sharing!!! : ) your pictures by the way are AMAZING!!!!! hugs... i am going to look at your little girl from Haiti -- we have a little boy from Kenya : )

Carol said...

Raider is so cute! I'm amazed at that pillow, so funny.

NanaDiana said...

Well, how cute is that!?! He looks pretty darned comfortable to me! We used to have a miniature poodle that I called Dead Dog because she would lay in such awkward positions and you had to really nudge her to get her to respond if she was sleeping heavily. I used to think she had died about half the time~ xo Diana

Gypsy Heart said...

I love this ~ he is totally adorable! The poem is so true isn't it? My boy is my constant companion and I wouldn't have it any other way.

xo
Pat

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a cutie! He sure looks comfy :)

podso said...

He certainly looks comfortable, cozy and quite relaxed. Our pets have that on us, don't they?

Ann said...

Well isn't Raider the talented one :) Duke wants to know his secret :)

Ann said...

Forgot to say I love that poem

Heather said...

Oh he is so cute!! ~Love Heather

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Aww ... Raider is totally adorable. The poem says it perfectly.

Susan said...

Oh, LDH, Raider is such a dear. I remember that horrible bee incident you posted about. I'm so glad the little darling recovered from that. Soooooo cute. Susan

Peggy57 said...

Hello, I too have a Schnauzer but mine is white. They are such sweet dogs and very playful. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words and I'm glad you enjoy my graphics. I notice we have a lot in common including genealogy and knitting. Have a great weekend. Peggy

Atelier de Charo said...

Oh!!! He looks so cute!

Big Hugs
Charo

Donna said...

He sure knows how to settle well into a spot!

thistlewoodfarm said...

How cute is he? He just wanted to snuggle down for a long winter's nap.

blessings,
karianne

lori said...

Oh MY WORD!! What GORGEOUS pictures you've got here! I'm in awe! Lingering...
So glad you stopped over at WFW this week at ICDevos! It's such a blessing to meet new ladies through this ministry!

Again, your photos are absolutely gorgeous and as a photographer wannabe, I'm in awe! THAT Raider is absolutely PRICELESS!!
peace, lori

Maggie Ann said...

Awww, that is so sweet!

marie said...

I'd say Raider is a pretty perfect pet! Cute too!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Raider is such a cute, sweet and very smart pupcub. I treasure our pets and your words rang so true! Have a Happy!

Beth said...

Raider is such a sweetheart! And who knows how he got in that position, with the pillow on his back. I'll bet it took some work!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Raider is the cutest! It is easy to see he is a well loved member of the family, and for good reason!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How precious! They do bring a home a lot of joy! Have a nice weekend! ♥

T's Daily Treasures said...

That Raider is a love! I hope your daughter will be well soon. I see that she had a leap year baby. She's beautiful! Blessings to you all, Tammy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh your precious dog is like ours and we find her often under a pillow...she is has been sick this week, so sad...yours looks like a queen!

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

so adorable. I have just had the pleasure of a dog joining the family and she is such a blessing. Thank you for sharing these words.

Pia said...

he is sooooo cute!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Good Morning Lorraine, thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's complications.

I am holding her and your entire family in my prayers, and hope that she is doing much better today. Heartfelt ((hugs)) and Blessings to you all.
xoxo ~m

PS Your Raider is SO adorable ~ I love dogs!

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