March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011
A Dog's Last Will and Testament

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Thursday and I hope you are having a safe and great week so far. It is another busy day for Dab the AIDS Bear and me. We are going to Mark S. King's house to film a video for The Body website today.

As many of you know I am a huge dog lover. I have three dogs I rescued from animal control. Or maybe they rescued me. But I digress.

My oldest dog, Chipper, is now 16 years old, blind and deaf. He is also dealing with cancer but luckily not in pain yet. I am dreading the day when I have to make the decision to put Chipper down for his own good. He is like my shadow at home.

So Chipper got me thinking about the blog for today which is a dog's last will and testament that I believe Chipper would write if he could:

When humans die they prepare a will in order to leave their home and everything they own to all those they love.

If I were able to write I would also make out such a will.

To a poor, lonely, full of longing stray I would leave my happy home, my food bowl, my cozy bed, my soft pillow, my toys and the beloved lap. The gently stroking hand, the loving voice, the place I had in someone’s heart and the love which, at the end, will help me towards a peaceful, painless end while being held in loving arms.

And when I die, then please do not say:

“Never again will I have a dog, the loss is much too painful.”

Find yourself a lonely, unloved dog and give it my place in your heart.

That is my bequest. The love I leave behind is all that I have to give.

So for those of you out there with love to give you can save a life of a dog (or cat) in animal control today instead of lining the pockets of puppy breeders and pet stores.

What costs so little will give you a lifetime of love.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab