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Our German Shepherds

The German Shepherd Dog

I am a canin of noble birth
A German Shepherd Dog - courageous, alert
I protect my master to earn my keep
In grassy fields I guard his sheep
I've heard it often said
"no finer dog has yet been bred"
The times have changed, a new day's dawned
Alas, I find myself in a foreign land

I am a canine of noble birth
I protect no man, I guard no herd;
Stripped of my birthright
I carry on A lonely virgil for times long gone
When I learned how to treat a lamb
Or how to control a powerful ram
When I had to chase the wolves from their pray
to keep the flock calm, and from going astray
When I was taught how to stand my ground
to defend my master, when troubles abound
There was no limit to what I could do
My courage and loyality saw my through
Now, I am told I was bred for "show"
DO I deserve to be dropped this low?
In the canine world I am the King
I do not care for the dog show ring
It bores me til the day I die
Why can I no longer do my part
And serve mankind with all my heart?
My heritage demands of me to be what I was born to be
Return my birthright that once was mine

A CHANCE TO LAY MY LIFE ON THE LINE!



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 Shepherd back again.


 

I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"


For all the joys this Shepherd 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 German Shepherd and love him all his life.




The Spirit of a German Shepherd Dog

 

I was standing on a hillside


In a field of blowing wheat


And the spirit of a German Shepherd


Was lying at my feet.


He looked at me with kind dark eyes


An ancient wisdom shining through


And in the essence of his being


I saw love there too.


 

His mind did lock upon my heart


As I stood there on that day


And he told me of this story


About a place so far away.


 

I stood upon that hillside


In a field of blowing wheat


And in a twinkling of a second


His spirit left my feet.


 

His tale did put my heart at ease


My fears did fade away


About what lay ahead of me


On another distant day.


 

"I live among God's creatures now


In the heavens of your mind


So do not grieve for me, my friend


As I am with my kind.


 

My collar is a rainbow's hue


My leash a shooting star


My boundaries are the Milky Way


Where I sparkle from afar.


 

There are no pens or kennels here


For I am not confined


But free to roam God's heavens


Among my Shepherd kind.


 

I nap the day on a snowy cloud


Gentle breezes rocking me


And dream the dreams of earthlings


And how it used to be.


 

The trees are full of liver treats


And tennis balls abound


And Milkbones line the walkways


Just waiting to be found.


 

There even is a ring set up


The grass all lush and green


And everyone who gaits around


Becomes the Best of Breed.


 

For we're all winners in this place


We have no faults, you see


And God passes out those ribbons


To each one, even me.


 

I drink from waters laced with gold


My world a beauty to behold


And wise old dogs do form my pride


To amble at my very side.


 

At night I sleep in an angel's arms


Her wings protecting me


And moonbeams dance about us


As stardust falls on thee.


 

So when your life on earth is spent


And you stand at Heaven's gate


Have no fear of loneliness


For here, you know I wait."


        

THE GERMAN SHEPHERD

I saw a glimmering vision
It took my breath away
'twas the silhouette of a shepherd
More regal than words can say

The beams of light they danced
on a coat of endless black
A vision of perfection
Atop an iron back

He stood there like a statue
for all the world to see
What a vision of perfection
The German shepherd can be

The look of a noble prince
Lord of all he surveys
Confident in himself
Eyes fixed in aristocratic gaze

Never shall I forget
The vision I saw that day
Of the mighty shepherd
Who took my breath away

A Vision
written by Carol Kufner