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An Open Letter to a Would-Be Dog-Snatcher From the Dog – in Poetic Form (Up-date)

Dottie, missing since July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018, Dottie disappeared from her yard, she had never left her yard on her own before..  If you should see Dottie please call her mom.

July 13, 2018, Dottie disappeared from her yard, she had never left her yard on her own before.. If you should see Dottie please call her mom.

A letter from Dottie

Dear Mr. dog-snatcher

I saw you watching me from behind a potted tree

In fear I ran inside where behind mom’s skirt I would hide

But, I knew you would be waiting for me any time I went out to pee

What you did to mom an me

Is the same thing that was done to hundreds of moms at the border don’t you see?

Mom’s heart would break and she would cry for me

And still you waited

You waited for the thunder to roll

You waited for the lightening to light up the sky

You knew I was afraid that I would die

That is when you captured me

So…take me to my mom

And set me free

Just call my mom and ask her to come for me

Dear Mr. dog-snatcher,

I know you chose me for your children’s playmate to be

But, a companion to mom that’s what is meant for me

You should have known when you took me to Ponder (a Texas town)

Did you not wonder

Why I did not want to play with the kids to whom you gave me away

Then to their grandmother me they would take

She called my mom for my sake

From my tags she called about me

Now my heart is filled with glee

We are reunited

Mom and me

A Note of thanks to the Hubber friends of Shyron

Shyron is my Mom’s friend and she wrote this hub for me

To try and help get me set free

Thank you, John Hansen, Rinita Sen, Threekeys, Patricia Scott, Frank Atanacio, Mr.Happy, ptosis, Bill Holland, Chitragada Sharan, Shauna L Bowling, Mike Friedman (mckbirdbks), Maria Jordan, Peg Cole, Mark Tulin, Flourishanyway, Peggy Woods, Genna East, C.E. Clark (Au fait) and all the Facebook friends who were saying prayers for me.


© 2018 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

C E Clark from North Texas on August 01, 2020:

Dog napping. How low can some people go? With all the dozens of dogs wasting away in animal shelters who need homes, why steal someone's dog that is clearly valued by it's owner enough that the owner put a collar and identification on the dog?

It's depressing that so many people don't think things through, and not only when it comes to dog-napping.

Glad this dog and it's owner were happily reunited. Posting this on AH & FB.

It's been a busier week than usual, so I'm a little slower than usual to get to my HubPages this week. Hope you and Walter are well and staying safe. Blessings, dear friend . . .

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on February 22, 2020:

Beautiful poetry and cute doggie :)

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on March 23, 2019:

Awwe, so sweet, and yet bittersweet... beautifully-penned. ♥️

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 05, 2018:

Cee, thank you again for the comments. You are so right about the Electoral College, but they are ruled by the Greedy Old Pr***s who are scared shipless and afraid that it will sail without them, and if they had sense God gave a goose they would get the cluck out of office along with his coat tail hangers-on.

Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend.

Things are hectic but I am okay, I hope all is well with you. Take Care.

P.S. thanks for the fb post.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 05, 2018:

Manatita44, thank you for the comment, not all folks have a heart, some people think if they see something they want they are entitled to take it.

Blessings my friend

C E Clark from North Texas on August 05, 2018:

Forgot to mention that I posted this to FB.

C E Clark from North Texas on August 05, 2018:

Your response to my latest comment on this article: "Cee, who ever said that dog-snatchers have sense to make sense of."

I just wanted to say that you could apply that response to a myriad of situations and subjects, not just dog snatching. People seem to be adverse generally, to thinking through any problem or issue. As a result things don't go well, like the direction of this country since the last huge fiasco of voting without first thinking things through.

This is why the founding fathers didn't trust ordinary people to elect a president. They put the Electoral College in charge of electing the president, but since they did that decades ago, those ordinary people the founding fathers distrusted to vote responsibly, have put silly rules and laws in place to force the electorates of the college to vote the same way as the ordinary people. So now the Electoral College can't do the job it was originally created to do -- prevent morons,idiots, and flim-flam men (or women) from becoming president.

Blessings and hugs for you dear friend. I really hope everything is going well for you. Take care . . .

manatita44 from london on August 04, 2018:

A very cute dog and a touching yet charming poem. Who would want to do a thing like stealing a dog? We live in rough times. Much Love.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 01, 2018:

Genna, thank you so very much. I appreciate you.

Blessings and hugs

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 01, 2018:

Thank you Devika, you know I appreciate you.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 29, 2018:

Thank you Rinita, I appreciate you.

Blessings

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 29, 2018:

Me too Mr. Happy, thank you and I will give her lots of hugs for you.

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 29, 2018:

Thank you Flourish, Dottie's return made my day also. I truly appreciate you.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 29, 2018:

Cee, who ever said that dog-snatchers have sense to make sense of.

It is cool in the house, but the heat is a preventative for working outside.

Blessings and hugs to you too dear friend, and I appreciate all that you do also.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 28, 2018:

Dear Genna, Dottie is home and Chipper's love is back and we are all happy. Thanks for the hope.

Blessings dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 28, 2018:

Peggy, Dottie is home, thank you for the hope. I agree with you about a person who would steal a dog and someone like that would steal a child.

Blessings dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 28, 2018:

Flourish, thank you for the hope, Dottie is home her story continues in the up-date.

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 28, 2018:

Mark, thank you for your comment, I do appreciate you.

Blessings

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on July 28, 2018:

What wonderful news! I'm so glad you and Dottie are reunited. Hugs to you both. :-) :-)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 28, 2018:

Dear Maria, thank you for you hope and well wishes.

Dottie's updated letter tells the story.

I love you also and appreciate you and you are welcome.

Blessings always and forever.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 28, 2018:

Mike, Dottie is home and I have updated Dottie’s letter.

Thank you so much for your well wishes.

Blessings my friend

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 28, 2018:

Beautiful!

Rinita Sen on July 27, 2018:

Great news!! Glad it worked out.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on July 27, 2018:

Awee ... I am so super happy!! Give her a hug from me. Thank You Wakan Tanka .... gosh ... got tears : )

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 26, 2018:

Shyron - I am SO happy Dottie came home! It made my day.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 26, 2018:

Shauna, thank you for your wishes, they have come true and Dottie is home again.

Blessings always

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 26, 2018:

Chitragada, thank you so much for the well wishes.

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 25, 2018:

ptosis, thank you for your concern about the number, It worked and they called and now Dottie is home and I will remove the number.

Blessings

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 25, 2018:

Bill, thank you for the Blessings and comforting wishes, they worked and Dottie is home.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 25, 2018:

Mr. Happy, your offerings must have worked. Thank you.

Many Blessings

C E Clark from North Texas on July 24, 2018:

With so many dogs at the pound needing homes, it makes no sense to steal somebody else's. Lots of pound dogs are house trained too, so that's no excuse not to give one of them a home rather than ripping one from her family and her home.

Hope you have gotten through this horrible heat wave OK. Another one in the low hundreds is just a few days away. Hopefully it won't be as vicious as the last one. 113º on Sunday and 111º for the 3 days before that, and similarly high temps for a few days before that. I'm ready for winter!

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Blessings and hugs dear friend, and know that I appreciate all that you do. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 22, 2018:

Dear Peg, thank you for the comment. I hope my friend finds her baby girl, she sure does miss her.

Blessings my friend.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on July 22, 2018:

Oh, Shyron, I hope precious Dottie is found and returned to you soon. Your poem truly speaks from the heart. Who would do such a thing?

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 21, 2018:

Oh how I hope that Dottie is found soon and returned to her "mom." Anyone who would steal a dog would also do worse things in my opinion. That person lacks a conscience.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 21, 2018:

Truly heartbreaking. I hope your baby comes home. So sorry.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on July 20, 2018:

cute and sad at the same time.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 20, 2018:

Frank, thank you for reading and for caring, and you are right, whoever said "Dog is man's best friend" was someone like you.

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 20, 2018:

Patricia, thank you for the comments and for the Angels, I sure hope they help us find Dottie.

Blessings always

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on July 20, 2018:

It's so heartbreaking to lose a dog when it comes time but to lose them due to theft is just unconscionable. Your poetic form truly captures the fear of this poor little pup. So sorry for your friend. Hoping her baby will be found.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 19, 2018:

Thank you Threekeys for the comment, I do appreciate you.

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 19, 2018:

Rinita, thank you for the reading and leaving a comment.

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 19, 2018:

John, thank you for the comment, I hope and pray that we find her soon.

Blessings my friend.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on July 19, 2018:

This makes me both sad and angry, dear Shyron.

I'm hoping against hope Dottie is found and returned to her Momma.

Love and thank you, Maria

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on July 19, 2018:

Hello Shy - I hope Dottie is returned to her Mom and soon. What a world.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 19, 2018:

I sincerely hope Dottie and her mom are reunited soon. They both must be petrified!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 19, 2018:

This is so sad but expressed from heart!

I just wish and hope that Dottie is found soon. Thanks for sharing!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 19, 2018:

A heartbreaking scenario for sure....blessings and comfort to all who suffer such losses.

ptosis from Arizona on July 19, 2018:

(972) 313-5539

Type: Mobile Original carrier: Frontier Comm Of Texas

You put your real number up on the internet?!?

Sorry about your dog. :(

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on July 19, 2018:

This is quite upsetting. I Love all Dogs. Never met one I did not get along with and I met many. Trained some, worked with some, lived with some ... all amazing creatures!

I will leave offerings for her return. Best of luck and thank You so much for writting about this.

All the best!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 19, 2018:

I'd hate to lose my dog.. it hurts when I read stuff like this because my dog is not a pet, but my best friend.. I hope all ends well...:(

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 19, 2018:

O I hope your little pup is returned very soon....knowing how much I love my pup and kitty I know your heart must be breaking. Angels are headed your way this morning ps

threekeys on July 19, 2018:

Poor poor thing. I hope to God she is found very very soon. I like that you wrote this poem about her and her owner to bring awareness about this kind of happening.

Rinita Sen on July 19, 2018:

I see how intelligently you imbibed the family separation issue at the US-Mexico border. Closer home to the poem, I hope Dottie returns soon.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 18, 2018:

Aww, that's sad, Shyron. I hope Dottie is returned or found soon. Good for you writing this poem.