Ode to the life of a dog rescuer

You want to rescue a dog; first there are things you must know,
You can’t stop at one, for the need continues to grow.
No doubt they’re addictive, that is the danger.
And while living with lots, you’ll grow poorer and stranger.

Can you take another? Really, do you dare?
It seems so easy but oh my, the hair!
Dogs on the sofa and dogs on the bed,
Crates in the kitchen, it’s no bother, so you’ve said.

The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care?
What’s a few more nose prints and little tufts of hair?
So yes you’ll take in a puppy, you will always find room,
And a little less time for the dust cloth and broom.

There’s never a limit to the dogs that need help,
The thought of saying no makes you want to yelp
Each one is so special, so unique, and so funny.
Vet and food bills grow larger, there goes your money.

There’s medicine, vitamins, licenses and shots.
All are not cheap and most of which cost LOTS.
Is it worth it, you wonder? Are you caught in a trap?
Then that favourite one comes and climbs on your lap.

His look says “you’re special” and you know that you will
Help all these precious creatures despite the enormity of the bill.
Some were used for showing and some were used to breed.
Now they are just for loving, what more could we need.

The dogs, and their upkeep, vet visits and worry,
The pressure, the bills, but you’ll never be sorry
You know that it’s worth it; the dogs are your life.
They’re charming and funny and offset the strife.

Just know that your life will change,
Things will never again be the same.
Yes, dogs are addictive and
So is the dog game.

DON’T LITTER. SPAY & NEUTER.

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