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Lend Me a Pup

I will lend to you for awhile,a German Shepherd pup, God said,
For you to love him while he lives and mourn for him when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three
But will you, 'till I call him back, take care of him for me.
He'll bring his charms to gladden you and (should his stay be brief)
you'll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return
But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.
I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd's life's land I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my GSD back again.
I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"
For all the joys this GSD will bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness we'll love him while we may
And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay.
But should you call him back much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love, we've managed, your wishes to achieve
In memory of him we loved, to help us while we grieve,
When our faithful bundle departs this world of strife,
We'll have yet another GSD and love him all his life.
-author unknown

Things We Can Learn From A Dog
* Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride. 
* Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. 
* When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. 
* When it's in your best interest, practice obedience. 
* Let others know when they've invaded your territory. 
* Take naps and stretch before rising. 
* Run, romp, and play daily. 
* Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. 
* Be loyal. 
* Never pretend to be something you're not. 
* If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. 
* When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently. 
* Thrive on attention and let people touch you. 
* Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. 
* On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under shady trees. 
* When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. 
* No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout right back and make friends. 
* Bond with your pack. 
* Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. 
* If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you'll get what you want. 
* Don't go out without ID. 
* When you do something wrong, always take responsibility (as soon as you're dragged out from under the bed!) 
* If it's not sloppy, it's not a real kiss. 
* If at first you don't succeed, whine real loud. 
* Don't settle for cheap food. 
* Play nicely with others, but remind them that it's your toy. 
* Rainy days are best spent indoors. 
* When a loud thunderstorm comes at night, and the ones you need to impress with your bravery are asleep, it's okay to hide under the bed. 
This story may be published or reprinted in the hopes that it will stop unethical breeders and those who breed only for money and not for the betterment of the breed. Copyright 1999 J. Ellis


Puppy Stew

8-9 chicken thighs (because it's only one bone in there - easy to de-bone)
3-5 chicken livers (eeeuww gross)
1 yellow squash (you can use fresh or frozen)
2 small zuccini (ditto)
4 carrots (or frozen or canned low salt)
2 stalks celery
handful of green beans (frozen, fresh or canned)
handful of sweet peas (same as above)
few pieces of broccoli (frozen usually)
two spoonfuls of parsley
two spoonfuls of minced garlic
enough water to cover stuff in large pot
let simmer slow boil for 2 hours
while taking bones and skin off of thighs, dump in two cups of whole oats (old fashioned oatmeal)
toss meat back in and let simmer with lid for about 15 minutes
using a handmixer type of thing..  mix it all up in the pot -- looks like mush
dump into a few bowls and toss in fridge, or smaller bowls and freezer. 

Liver Squares
1 pound beef liver
4 eggs
1 C cornmeal
garlic powder - about 1/2 tsp.
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all the above ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Pour onto greased 8 inch square pan.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool - then cut into squares!
Your dog will love 'em!!

Peanut Butter Rounds
1 1/2 c flour
3/4 c oatmeal
1/4 c Wheat germ
1/4 c Peanut butter
1/4 c salad oil
1/4 c honey
1 t baking powder
1/2 c water
Combine all ingredients and mix on low until mixed. Make into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten balls to 1/4 " using tines of fork. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden. Makes approx. 20 pawfect cookies.