How To Make A Puppy Pie
Take one puppy, roll and play until lightly pampered, then add the following.
1 cup patience
1 cup understanding
1 small pinch of correction
1 cup well packed, hard work
2 heaping cups of praise
1 1/2 cups of fun, any flavor
Now heat with the warmth of your heart until raised or until puppy has doubled in size.
Mix with owner until consistency is that the owner and puppy are one.
JUST A DOG
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or "that's a lot of money for just a dog."
They don't understand the distance travelled, the time spent,...
or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by
"just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch
of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship,
trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience
that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look
longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog",
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts
away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that its' not "just a dog"
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
"just a man" or "just a woman."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog,"
because they "just don't understand."
I don't have a sponsor,
I don't have an advertising budget,
I don't have a single grooming assistant,
Sometimes I make mistakes in the ring.
Each win, no matter how big or how small, is the result of
Careful breeding and blood, sweat and many tears.
Those ribbons and rosettes are as valuable to me as silver and gold is to other people.
I AM A BREEDER/OWNER/HANDLER!