"Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man.
Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one
wants to live and not die, so do other creatures".
* His Holiness The Dalai Lama *
I am a "Ham" just like my daddy !
Ingrid for this very special gift
Received July 21-2002
such a joy...I can't imagine our life without him
I love to take pictures of him and he doesn't mind..
well...maybe not so true....I bet sometime he wishes he
What a blessing he has been for us....
through good times and bad
my friend, my buddy,
through happy and sad,
beside me you stand,
beside me you walk,
you're there to listen,
you're there to talk,
with happiness, with smiles,
with pain and tears,
I know you'll be there,
throughout the years!
dog and I live in this house.
You are welcome to come and
visit me anytime but we have a
few things that you must
understand before you visit:
You must expect a few dog hairs
to stick to your clothes. I
and clean every day but a Dog
lives in this house too.
You may be licked and given a
paw a few times but he does this
because he loves people and
wants to say hello, so if you
that you are too good for his
love then you are not welcome
because this is his home too.
My dog is well mannered and very
clean but if you are one of
those people who think all
animals are dirty and smell then
away. You are not the type of
person that I care to associate
If you don't like the sound of
barking, then my home is not
to be a comfortable place for
you to visit. My dog protects me
letting me know I have a
visitor. Whether it be a friend
uninvited stranger. If you are a
friend, my dog will consider you
his friend too but if you are an
unwelcome guest, my dog will
protect me with his life as I
Do not expect me to lock my dog
in another room during your
visit. I have trained my dog
well so he will not do anything
except maybe want a pat on the
head. I will not subject him to
feel as if he is being punished
by locking him away for no
reason. That would just be
When you walk in my home, be
careful not to trip on a squeaky
toy or a bone. These are my
dog's little treasures and I
take them away from him just to
show you that I keep a clean
house. He knows where all his
toys are. They may not
much to you, but to him, they
are worth more than gold.
You see, This is OUR home.
We have been together since he
was a small pup scampering
around the house, a tiny bit of
a thing only a few weeks old. I
raised him into a well mannered,
beautifully behaved Dog. I am
proud of him. I consider him my
personal gift from God. He has
done nothing but give me his
endless love and devotion for
many years. I love him dearly
and want to make his years happy
ones. As happy as he makes mine.
When you go home to your family,
he stays here with me. A fine
and loving companion. He is MY
family and I wouldn't change
for the world. When times were
hard, we both went hungry. When
it was cold and there was no
heat, we both kept each warm.
When I was sick, he stayed right
by my side as I did his when he
was not having a good day. A
better friend I could not ask
When no one else cared, my Dog
did. He has given me nothing
but pure joy and I love him
So please understand that I am
not being rude.
I'm just looking out for my best
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updated-July 21, 2002