Do I Go Home Today?

My family brought me home, cradled in their arms

The cuddled me and smiled at me, said I was full of charm

They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys

I sure do love my family - especially the girls and boys

The children loved to feed me - they gave me special treats

They even let me sleep with them - all snuggled in the sheets


I used to go for lots of walks - often several times a day

They even fought to hold the leash – I’m very proud to say

These are the things I'll not forget - a cherished memory

Because I now live in the pound - without my family


They used to laugh and praise me - when I played with that old shoe

But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new

The kids and I would grab a rag - for hours we would tug

So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug


They said I was out of control and would have to live outside

This I did not understand although I tried and tried

The walks all stopped just one by one, they said they hadn't time

I wish I could change things, I wish I knew my crime

My life became so lonely, in the back yard on a chain

I barked and barked all day long - just to keep from going insane


So they brought me to the shelter, but were embarrassed to say why

They say I caused an allergy - then they each kissed me goodbye

If I'd only had some classes - when I was just a pup

Then I would have been a better dog - when I was all grown up

‘you only have one day left' I heard the worker say

Does that mean I have a second chance?