A thanksgiving tradition for many families is to take turns mentioning what each person is thankful for. When Haley’s hovering around the table, hoping for a charitable donation from a pet-loving pilgrim, I often wonder what she might say she’s thankful for. Maybe it would be something like this.
I’m thankful for the day you adopted me
And your patience while I learned where to pee.
Sorry for the time I pooped in the hall
It was rough at first, but we got through it all.
You were so kind while I learned to behave,
You showed me the world, so I could be brave.
I have all the things a good pup should own,
Good food, fresh water and toys and bones.
Our house is warm and I have my own bed
But you don’t mind if I share yours instead.
When I’m sick, you lay with me on the floor
With my head on your pillow, I let out a snore.
I’m thankful for all those rides in the car
And all the vacations we’ve shared so far.
From off-leash hikes to beaches with sand,
So many adventures across this great land.
You take me for walks even when you are tired
And take time to play with me when I’m wired.
My barking and begging can be kind of a pain
And my 3am pee breaks are pretty insane.
Remember the times I got skunked in the yard?
I was protecting my turf, just being on guard.
You try to see things through my point of view,
Trust and respect bond us like glue.
The little things you do, they sure do rock!
Like hiding my treats in a cardboard box.
I love your belly rubs when you scratch my chest
But your sock balls at night are surely the best.
When I do good things, you praise me and clap
And you always make time for my nap on your lap.
The tricks you taught me are all very sweet,
I’m thankful for you, can I have a treat?
Are dogs grateful for all the things we do? Maybe Haley doesn’t have all these thoughts but I have no doubt that she appreciates many of the things I do for her. She’s a thankful dog and I’m thankful to have her in my life. Is your dog a thankful dog?
26 Comments on “The Thankful Dog”
That last line is the most important! 😛
Haley would totally agree, lol!
This is SO sweet!! They are such wonderful beings and grateful for all!!
Thanks, Julie. I think so too! ?
I love the photos. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.
Thank you so much!
That was beautiful.
What a beautiful poem. I think adopted dogs and all dogs are grateful everyday. Something we humans could learn about too.
I agree, we learn so many things from them, being grateful and living in the moment are just a few examples.
such a sweet poem and great things to be thankful for! We are all thankful here, the boys? Mostly for food 😉
Haha! Sometimes it seems that way, they’re mostly thankful for food but we know differently. ?
I imagine that is exactly what she would say to you. Happy Thanksgiving. ♥
Aw, thanks M.K. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!
That is a thought provoking poem. Although kitties and doggies may not think in those specific terms, they do show their thankfulness in their actions.
Happy day to give thanks!
Shadow the cat and Sarah the human.
They sure do! Sometimes it comes out in other ways like showing concern when you’re sick or being protective. Thanks for stopping by today, Sarah!
I wuv this! I am a sooper grateful pup! Wooferoo and Happy Pawsgiving Day!
Such sweet compliments, thanks so much! ?
That was great! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
Thank you, Jenna! It was a perfect day with my youngest son hosting the dinner for the first time. It was fantastic! ?
Those 3am pee breaks really ARE insane! Thanks for the chuckle this morning. And happy Thanksgiving!
Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie
Happy Thanksgiving too, Jean! The 3ams are the worst, lol!
I love this! Yep, my pups are thankful little guys. They are probably most grateful for my patience during those early weeks of potty training. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Thanks, Colby! Potty training does take some patience, doesn’t it? Most of Haley’s accidents were my fault though for not thinking or paying close enough attention.
What a beautiful poem for turkey day and every day throughout the year. Hope your thanksgiving was a good one.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too with your Chessie pack! ?