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including photocopying. without the written permission of the publisher. recording or any information storage and retrieval system.DOGS of my HEART art & poetry of karen lyons kalmenson Editing. Cover and Book Design by Happy Landing Publishing Photography: Billy Kreisberg.com 2 . happylandinginc@yahoo. All Rights Reserved. Mel Kalmenson Library of Congress Copyright © 2011 by Happy Landing Publishing. For information contact Happy Landing Publishing. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means including electronic or mechanical.
I love dogs
I love dogs as you can see dogs bring out the best in humanity. I wrote this book because I want to share how much we need dogs, and how much they need our loving care. As you look at each painting and read each poem I hope you smile and take dogs into your home.
4 . Life is a gift in gratitude Take It.the world is beautiful The world can be as beautiful as you make it.
within that breeze in each little sigh. 5 . If your heart is open.there is bliss There is bliss in the presence of love profound. It is in the trees as the wind rushes by. it is all around.
6 . A home for me so safe and sound where the humans want me around.make the world Make the world a pretty place a haven of comfort a loving space to paint away any ugliness so we can forget the nastiness.
i feel so safe I feel so safe and cozy here. nestled beneath my best friend's ear. 7 .
I go to sleep on my best friend’s head. The little creatures close their eyes in gentle silence the clouds pass by. 8 . The moonlight beckons the stars into view each precious second so wonderful and new.time for bed And when my humans say it is time for bed.
looking in I am looking in you are looking out. Can we be friends and romp about? 9 .
we are different Four fur friends forever. 10 . but we love each others’ company. We are as different as can be.
11 .trust I trust you without ever saying a word. In our hearts it is spoken in our hearts it is heard.
true friendship A true friendship cannot be defined It has no boundaries, draws no lines. It stands where others may never go It is a thing of silent beauty most will never know.
It comes with trust that cannot be assailed.our love is true Our love is not something to be quantified. a switching tail. a hearty bark. Our love is true. We give more than can be returned. analyzed or qualified. 13 . no need to be earned.
one cute doggie I am one cute doggie and I know it. When I want my person to do something I love to show it. I work the ears, the eyes the tail, the paws and she just stares and adores.
15 .embrace goodness Embrace goodness never let it go. In the end it is all we have to show.
Given moments with which we flow what happens next we never know.hour whirled Time passes quickly as it must no time to settle no time to rust. 16 .
17 .petunia My name is Petunia and a bulldog I be You think that is a funny name Dare you to say that to me I might have to kiss your face all over the place.
have fun? You spit at me. kick me. set me on fire why do these terrible things transpire? There is no more loyal. loving friend than I just think about it. tell me what did I do wrong? I will follow you.i am a pit bull I am a pit bull. do whatever you ask there is for me no impossible task. 18 . I am big and strong. please give me a try. Yet some of you see me and you run don’t you know I want to play.
Would you make us your very own? 19 .we need a home We do not have a home.
. 20 .i am a shelter dog We want the chance to live in a world well lit with human voices that around us flit.. enough food so hunger is not what we feel we know in our hearts that this can be real. I am a shelter dog who needs a place to call my own. A soft bed. a loving space. Open your door and I will give you more.
But now I run from man and his misdeeds. 21 .i am a greyhound I am a greyhound I am built for speed.
puppies milled We live here in a puppy mill It is winter now and we are chilled. When summer comes with heat too strong our fur gets matted, it gets too long. We cannot breathe, we cannot see we can only feel our misery. We are not human We cannot shout Please rescue us Please get us out. 22
23 . You teach us that strength and character matter in spite of a life that left you shattered. We are cheering you on every step of the way as you have grown stronger day by day. you touch the hearts of people in every nation.patrick hero heart Patrick you are an inspiration.
we watch over you We watch over you we hurt when you cry. Whatever the reason it does not matter why. 24 .
my guide dog my heart I sit in this chair I cannot move my legs nor arms but with you by my side there will be no harm. I have eyes but I cannot see yet I know there is a world. 25 . it is all around me. I know I am safe when you are near. You are my soul. I have ears but I cannot hear. our trust is forever that bond shall never end. my body my friend.
26 . will someone be saved today? Eyes tearing from smoke. Tirelessly devoted. doing their best at the end of a long day head on their person’s chest they know that tomorrow will bring more of this sorrow. they plow straight ahead as they cough and they choke perhaps wishing for bed.K9/11 hearts They stand by their person tall and proud waiting for each command by hand signal or aloud. Their paws are so tired they are cut until raw but they keep on going keep looking for more. Into the rubble into the fray not fearing trouble.
the howl There was a time the world was ours, no big tall buildings, no noisy cars, no people with guns shooting at everything they see, when we could howl as a family, when we could roam our world at will no worry about if we would be killed. The moon our beacon the sun our friend, we did not think this would ever end.
wood does good fiber make. that room I will go through it. Yes I am part wolf and like to howl but take away my food – I may start to growl. If your shoes are in range. a great teething break. If the door is open. that dining room set. I would love to munch nothing like brand new sneakers as a snack before lunch. That watch you got when you graduated from school? I stopped time with my puppy teeth a-roooo. Whatever is not nailed down I will gladly chew it. 28 .no problemo. ain't that cool !!! And furniture . You are humans that is very clear. but no guesses who is the alpha here.the world according to the bucky boy My name is Bucky Boy and I live to play so glad that your house has come my way.
i love my person I love my person I love my cat I am a pitbull What do you think of that? 29 .
nothing planned.the little black puppy The little puppy in his secret land just relaxing. As he revels in sights and sounds filled with love and compassion for all that surrounds. 30 .
31 .love is Love is a gift Love never pretends At times it may drift But love never ends.
you are never alone ♥ 32 . Treasure each day It is your own.treasure Magic abounds It is all around. give them a loving home. Treasure all creatures. If you live life to the fullest.
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schmitty-bit I love dogs the world is beautiful there is bliss make the world i feel so safe time for bed looking in we are different trust true friendship our love is true one cute doggie embrace goodness hour whirled petunia i am a pitbull we need a home i am a shelter dog i am a greyhound puppies milled patrick we watch over you my guide dog, my heart k9/11 hearts the howl the world according to the bucky boy i love my person the little black puppy love is treasure
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