Why I have to stay chained up and
Left alone so long.
They seemed so glad to have me
When I came here as a pup,
There were so many things we'd do
While I was growing up.
They couldn't wait to train me as a
Companion and friend,
And told me how they'd never fear
Being left alone again.
The children said they'd feed me
And brush me every day,
They'd play with me and walk me
If I could only stay.
But now the family "hasn't time"
They often say I shed,
They do not want me in the house
Not even to be fed.
The children never walk me
They always say "not now!"
I wish that I could please them
Won't someone tell me how?
All I had, you see, was love
I wish they would explain,
Why they said they wanted me,
Then left me on a chain.
from Bosler Humane Society,