i have a big sister named Crikit & a little one we call Ginger
2+ years ago
my mother, my siblings & i were picked up and taken to ADL
(animal defence league)
we were just born
i was soon heart broken when they separated us after a short bit
i never saw my mother again
1 by 1 my sibs left till i was all alone, very sad and very scared
i was put in a cold room in a metal cage
people were staring at me all light long. i got very sick
i was moved to a hospital cage and things were done i didn't like,
all alone, my heart hurt and i felt horrible
i now know, i had signs of parvo
when they thought i was better
they put me back in the cold room cage
i knew i would cry forever
every time it was light all these faces
plus all these fingers pointed at me all light long
eyes staring... please stop, go away
i just wanted to disappear, life was horrible and i felt horrible
the horrible noise from the bags
the bags take my mess away but the noise scares me
to my soul
hours after leaving the hospital cage
this blue-eyed lady & brown eyed man peeked in at me
the lady had a soft voice and the man sounded nice
i don't care i'm tired of all the faces & fingers...
after all i've only been alive maybe 7-weeks
and life seems horrible!
the door opened, a hand came towards me and grabed me... help!
the rubbings not so bad but i still wanted to get away can't they tell...
they put me back and closed my door and i went back to my corner
i watched them talking to the other puppies but
they didn't open any cubbies
then... they were gone
i wanted the light to go away so the faces would stop looking at me
i wanted to sleep forever
oh no the lady & man were back... why?
the lady seemed sad kinda like me
so i made an effort to creep up to her
this time she held me
i like them but i think it's safer just to be left alone
when they put me back, i wondered why my sibs weren't put back?
i think i'll sleep, i won't see the faces...
wait, what's happening, where are you taking me, oh no
this room is different, lots of faces, so much noise
i don't see cages hey i see the lady and the man, why out here?
hmmm, the man is reaching for me... i think i like him, i don't know
uh oh he's now taking me outside, why? i don't understand
the smells are different, where are they taking me?
i'm so scared i'm shaking, at least he's being nice to me
they put me in a big cage with them instead of my cold cubby
this cage moves and the man is holding me tight
when it stops they open the cage and i was put down
here's my chance i should run but where? i saw bushes...
i knew to hide
i listened as they told some humans about being sad and visiting ADL
they said they were looking for a little black girl puppy
but when they saw me well...
they said i was going to help the heart; what does that mean?
i now know the day before, they buried the lady's mommy.
i tried to move quickly through the bushes
but they caught me and put me back in the moving cage
we went to another place
this one had a big black doggie, i was glad to see this doggie
they were calling it Crikit, a girl doggie yeah!
well, i quickly decided i wanted to stay with Crikit
she didn't seem to want to be around me, i didn't undersatnd
i didn't feel good but i liked her and this place
so much better than the scary cold cubby
they were trying to make Crikit play with me but she wouldn't
turns out i was really sick and Crikit knew it!
well sad blue-eyed lady & brown-eyed man
lucky for me, became my new h-parents!
but when h-mom took me back to ADL the next day
i was scared she was going to leave me!
it turned out okay, they gave me lots of medicine cos i had
kennel cough, worms plus an ear infection!
the medicine made me feel better.
h-mom brought me back to the place with Crikit
but h-mom & dad wanted to play with me lots plus
they called me all kinds of odd names, i don't know why...
but one day h-mom said a name i liked, i ran to her wagging my tail
she was so surprised because i did my best to stay away from them
you see i was all about Crikit
mom figured since i ran to her when she said*'Sparky' *that i liked it
well she was right and that's how i got my name
it sure beat my ADL name Gunther
i think cos i am gold, brown, with a black mask and i sneak off with things
the other names they tried on me well, i just ignored
i guess i would have been okay with Tarzan since i like to leap through the air
but i took matters into my own paws and let them know what i liked
June 4th, 2005 is my 4-ever home day!
Sparky ~ aka ~ Spartacus
i am loved
i am loved