Bobbie's Poems

Tibbee, The Puppy Mill Dog

Posted by becauseofyouchihuahuarescue on May 25, 2011 at 7:50 PM

My first foster dog from a puppy mill was quite a shock. I had never seen dogs behave in this way. Tibbee/Annie was my first puppy mill experience. She touched my heart so deeply that I wanted to keep her, but I knew she needed more love than I could give her with all the dogs I have in my home. This poem is dedicated to Tibbee/Annie and the wonderful woman who adopted her. Thanks Pat for seeing this baby's awesomeness.

 

 

       The Puppy Mill Dog

 

   You belly crawled in abject fear,

   Cringing low when I came near.

   Not knowing how to bark or play,

   I knew I needed to show you another way.

 

  Not every human is heartless,

  Never giving a kind word or sweet caress.

  Using your body for their selfish greed,

  Ignoring the loving that you need.

 

  I taught you how to love me,

  I taught you how to trust me,

  I taught you to be free.

 

  It broke my heart when people didn't want you,

  Claiming you didn't do what normal dogs do.

  They didn't see how sweet you could be,

  When you snuggled up close to me.

 

  They didn't see you blossom and grow,

  As each day you began to know,

  You were loved, treated with care,

  As you became my tiny lady fair.

 

  I taught you how to love me,

  I taught you how to trust me,

  I taught you to be free.

 

  Someone finally saw your precious heart,

  And though it tore my world apart.

  I did what I knew was best for you,

  Giving you a life brand new.

 

  I hold your memory, and sometimes cry,

  Knowing I had to say goodbye.

  I know in time you'll forget me,

  But don't ever forget, I set you free.

 

  I taught you how to love me,

  I taught you how to trust me,

  I taught you to be free,

 

 

I love you still Tibbee/Annie. I hope your life remains as wonderful as you only dreamed it could be.  \

Love, your foster mom Bobbie.

 

  

 

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3 Comments

Reply Pat Lott
9:12 PM on May 27, 2011 
I am so lucky to have walked into Petsmart on April 17, 2011. I found the beautiful Chi that my heart had waited 2 years to be ready for and met the incredible lady who had worked with Annie (Tibbee) to start her down the road to a normal life. Annie wouldn't be the Chi I have fallen in love with without Bobbie's patience and love with a dog that didn't know how to be a dog. Annie has gone from laying on the end of the sofa away from me to wantng to lay as close as she can. She plays now and runs in the yard as fast as she can, you can see the joy on her face! Bobbie - Thank you again and again for giving Annie the chance to be a loving Chi. I would highly recommend to anyone to give a puppy mill Chi a chance. The rewards are incredible.
Reply Bobbie
6:29 PM on May 28, 2011 
Pat Lott says...
I am so lucky to have walked into Petsmart on April 17, 2011. I found the beautiful Chi that my heart had waited 2 years to be ready for and met the incredible lady who had worked with Annie (Tibbee) to start her down the road to a normal life. Annie wouldn't be the Chi I have fallen in love with without Bobbie's patience and love with a dog that didn't know how to be a dog. Annie has gone from laying on the end of the sofa away from me to wantng to lay as close as she can. She plays now and runs in the yard as fast as she can, you can see the joy on her face! Bobbie - Thank you again and again for giving Annie the chance to be a loving Chi. I would highly recommend to anyone to give a puppy mill Chi a chance. The rewards are incredible.



I'm so glad she is becoming the "normal" dog I knew she could be. I've been told that puppy mill dogs make the best pets as they are so grateful to have been saved. And I could tell Tibbee/Annie was going to be one of those dogs. And I could tell when I met you Pat, that you were the Mom for her.
Reply Kitty Hayes
4:35 PM on April 9, 2012 
So TOUCHING, made me cry!!! I WISH everybody could love animals as so many of us REALLY do!