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

Updated on July 26, 2018

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. | Source

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

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    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 weeks ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 weeks ago from Texas

      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

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      C E Clark 

      2 weeks ago from North Texas

      Forgot to mention that I posted this to FB.

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      C E Clark 

      2 weeks ago from North Texas

      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 . . .

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      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings and hugs

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you Devika, you know I appreciate you.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you Rinita, I appreciate you.

      Blessings

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings

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      Genna East 

      3 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

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

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Thank you so much for your well wishes.

      Blessings my friend

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      Devika Primić 

      3 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful!

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      Rinita Sen 

      3 weeks ago

      Great news!! Glad it worked out.

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      Mr. Happy 

      3 weeks ago from Toronto, Canada

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

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 weeks ago from USA

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

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings always

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      Chitragada, thank you so much for the well wishes.

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      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

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Many Blessings

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      C E Clark 

      3 weeks ago from North Texas

      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!

      I aa

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

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings my friend.

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      Genna East 

      4 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      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?

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 weeks ago from USA

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

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      Mark Tulin 

      4 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

      cute and sad at the same time.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 weeks ago from Texas

      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

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings always

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      Peg Cole 

      4 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 weeks ago from Texas

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

      Blessings my friend.

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      Maria Jordan 

      4 weeks ago from Jeffersonville PA

      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

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      mckbirdbks 

      4 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

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

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 weeks ago from Central Florida

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      This is so sad but expressed from heart!

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

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      ptosis 

      4 weeks ago from Arizona

      (972) 313-5539

      Type: Mobile Original carrier: Frontier Comm Of Texas

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

      Sorry about your dog. :(

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      Mr. Happy 

      4 weeks ago from Toronto, Canada

      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!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 weeks ago from Shelton

      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...:(

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      Patricia Scott 

      4 weeks ago from sunny Florida

      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

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      Threekeys 

      4 weeks ago from Australia

      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.

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      Rinita Sen 

      4 weeks ago

      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.

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      John Hansen 

      4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

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

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