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A Seeing Eye Dog's Perspective

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A Seeing Eye Dog's Perspective

Don’t mess with me; I’ve been highly trained
And no one will ever see me chained

I have a leash to walk my owner
And I’m a universal donor

No fleas will anyone find on me
I’ve eyes for a man who cannot see

I get to go into bakeries
Cookies tossed my way I always seize

You may chuckle at the life I lead
German Shepherds are the smartest breed

Though some spend hours running from children
I have a comfy bed at day’s end

But I take my work seriously
And take comfort knowing that he needs me

*Entry for Tanya Harrington’s “Dog Gone Tales”

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  1. Date: 7/18/2012 6:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Tanya's "Dog Gone Tales" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 5:02:00 PM
    congrats Carolyn on a great win for this fine entry luv.. our 4 dogs keep us entertained we forget oir troubles too.. hope u r feeling better ..

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 1:24:00 PM
    Congratulations Carolyn, on your win with this wonderful write. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 12:08:00 PM
    carolyn just a quick congrats on your this one..David

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 1:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning place Caroyn xx

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:57:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Carolyn! Love, KIm

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:50:00 PM
    A worthy dog amnd a worthy win. congratulations Carolyn. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 7:07:00 PM
    Wonmderful poem - congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 5:12:00 PM
    Precious write and dedication to German Shepherds, Carolyn..My fav line is "I have a leash to walk my owner" How awesome to state it in such a way! Congrats on a fab poem and win! :) gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 12:27:00 PM
    Wow, this is a very sentimental piece my friend! I was enamored by the greatness of your incredible write Carolyn! I really enjoyed this humorous and serious poem! Very pleasant and delightful to read! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 12:02:00 PM
    It's not often I think of the symbiotic relationship between a dog and his owner, thanks for bringing it out so well!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 7:12:00 AM
    Dear Carolyn, this is one short and sweet piece carrying the stamp of your versatile pen, thnxfor sharing, Jag