Pet Store Puppy


Pet Store Puppy

I’m a little puppy,
so cuddly, sweet and small
I live inside a cage, you see
in a Pet Store at the mall.I’m not an only puppy,
my sisters are all here.
My brothers, too, except for Ralph
who died coz he was scared.

It’s lonely here at nighttime
when all the lights go dark,
We tremble in our cages
and we whimper whine and bark.

But no one comes to hold us
or pet our fears away
We sit all night in terror
til the store opens next day.

We don’t remember mama,
left so far behind
She did the best she could for us
til Man said “It is time.”

He crammed us all in cages
too small for us you see
We rode for hours and hours;
laying in poop and pee

And now we sit in the Pet Store
where kids come taunt and squeeze
They do not hear our whimpers
or understand our pleas

We’re miserable and it’s scary here
and we all would rather die
But since we don’t
we do our best to run away and hide

I know you think my story
is too sad to leave me be
You want to take me home with you,
a happy little puppy.But please, though it is fearful
to live here against our will
If you want to take me
ther’ll be another spot to fill.

You can stop our suffering
but not by taking us home
You must be strong and leave us here,
unsold and all alone

For if you do not take me,
then another pup won’t come
And maybe he will not be shipped
so far away from home

Tho some of us may not
survive the cycle ‘ere it falls
If we’re not sold
they’ll not need more puppies in these halls

And if they need no puppies
then the Man will not bring more
Eventually it all can stop!
You CAN close the door.

So when you see a puppy face
so sad and sweet and small
in a cage at the Pet Store
in your neighborhood mall

The best thing you can do for him
is leave him sitting there
That is the best way to tell ALL dogs
How much you really care.

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