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Postby Glenys » 13 Jul 2008, 19:23

Dukes Story (Poem based on the true life of Duke.)


In my life I’ve had many homes
I never really knew quite why
I learned the rules I did my best
It did not count how hard I try

A baby came along one day
I thought this could be really good
There’s no place for the dog here now
I never really understood

A miracle my luck had changed
I found the perfect master too
He gave me love he cared for me
He said I am lonely just like you

Then one day my Master slept
I could not wake him up
I would have liked another try
But they said it was no good

He has passed away they said
What to do about poor Duke
He is much to old I heard them say
For another home to look

Labrador rescue then they say
I’ll try to get in touch today
They may help you never know
To find poor Duke a place to go.

So Duke went to his final home
A home so filled with love
His next move after this would be his last
To find his old Master up above.

If it takes a week a month or more
We will always help a Labrador
To give him love and treat him fair
And find a home that’s waiting there.



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Postby maxie » 13 Jul 2008, 22:02

Glenys, that's SO lovely - a beautiful poem and a heart-warming story,

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Postby jackiem » 13 Jul 2008, 22:21

It is stories like that which explains why you founded the rescue Glenys.
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Postby Flinty » 14 Jul 2008, 05:01

:)
A fat dog is just a puppy with a coat on!
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Postby Glenys » 14 Jul 2008, 09:11

Duke was among the first dogs I rescued
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Postby Mad Maisie » 14 Jul 2008, 10:20

Lovely poem!!


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Postby jillwild » 17 Apr 2009, 01:17

gosh that makes a lump in your throat, beautyfully written glenys.
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Postby janhind » 17 Apr 2009, 08:42

A beautiful poem Glenys, brings a tear to the eye, your poems obviously come from the heart. :1973:

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Re: Dukes Story

Postby benjiesmum » 17 Apr 2009, 11:31

Aww that's lovely Glenys! :1963: :1973:
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Re: Dukes Story

Postby Glenys » 17 Apr 2009, 15:20

I wrote that about Duke over 15 years ago he was such a lovely dog he was one of the dogs who made me want to commit to rescue.
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Re: Dukes Story

Postby Glenys » 18 Apr 2013, 17:32

I was just looking through poems and thought I would post it and it was already on :1001:
Still applies though why dogs get put up for adoption new baby used to be the main reason now its people losing their homes .
Please email the coordinators if you cannot get through on the phone stating CLEARLY your phone number and confirming you are on our waiting list or need help with homing a dog
( homing coordinators and dogs to come in ) Gina 07572438871 email ginaboyd@btconnect.com Carol 07399559202 labrescue@live.co.uk
for Glenys, messages can be passed on via Ann 07722083534
Glenys 01257 452500 answerphone speak slowly and clearly or email labrador.rescue@btinternet.com
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Re: Dukes Story

Postby Lindsay2011 » 18 Apr 2013, 20:07

Makes me sad that new baby is the reason people give up their labs. The first thing we did when we brought our first baby home was have a family photo, I will scan it in later if I can find it. Of course it was Pops, baby and I. She protected us all from day 1 and we had some fab times.

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Re: Dukes Story

Postby Willow » 18 Apr 2013, 20:08

Glenys wrote:Still applies though why dogs get put up for adoption new baby used to be the main reason now its people losing their homes .


I haven't got time for those giving up (read disposing of) their dog because of a baby.. but to face the trauma of losing your home AND being forced to part with a beloved dog is absolutely heartbreaking..
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Postby Lindsay2011 » 18 Apr 2013, 20:24

Here's the pic.

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Sam was born during our last hot summer and we used to go to the stables every day have a nice walk and spend time in the fresh air. I was criticised for him being 'outdoors' so much but I used to sit outside and feed him and we had everything we needed. Happy times!

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Postby Willow » 18 Apr 2013, 21:41

Great photo Lindsay, and taken at such a special time :1972:
What family photo is complete without a labrador..
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