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Wichtige Informationen / Important information:

Dieser Blog soll nicht nur eine Sammlung sein für alle, die wie ich Gedichte, Texte und einfach alles zum Thema Hund mögen, sondern auch eine Anerkennung für alle Autoren und Künstler, die uns mit ihren Werken große Freude bereiten, manchmal Trost spenden oder uns die Augen öffnen möchten für Missstände.

This blog should not only be a collection for all who like me love poems, texts and simply everything about dogs, it should also give kudos to all authors and artists who give us with their work great pleasure and sometimes solace or want to open our eyes for outrage.

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Alle in dieser Sammlung veröffentlichten Gedichte, Zitate, Geschichten etc. sind nicht mein Eigentum, sie unterliegen dem Urheberrecht des jeweiligen Verfassers. Leider ist mir dieser in den wenigsten Fällen bekannt. Ich möchte mich bei allen Autoren entschuldigen, die ich nicht namentlich erwähnt habe. Ich arbeite daran, die Autoren zu finden. Wer hier einen eigenen Text findet, dem wäre ich für eine Nachricht dankbar. Ich werde dann einen entsprechenden Hinweis (und/oder Link) ergänzen oder den Text umgehend entfernen.
Das Urheberrecht für meine eigenen Texte, Fotos und selbst erstellten Grafiken liegt allein bei mir. Kopieren oder jegliche Art von Weitergabe oder Veröffentlichung ist untersagt.


Copyright for all published poems, stories, quotes: The respective author. Usually I don't know the author. I would like to apologize to all authors I don't mention. I’m working to find the authors. If you find your own work I would be grateful for an appropriate message. Then I'll add a notice (and/or a link) or will remove the text immediately.
Copyright for my own writings, photos and graphics: Isa of Mayflower. Copying, spreading or any type of publication is prohibited.



2019/02/14

Walking in the rain

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In 2014 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that normally no copyrights are violated if website operators use so-called framed links. This happens for example when YouTube videos on a website are included.

2019/02/13

Dealing with the loss of a dog? Here are 10 tips to help you grieve

Allow yourself time to grieve

Like losing anyone in your life, time is necessary for grieving. While there are always a million things on your to-do list, allowing yourself the time and space to grieve is crucial. There is no “set” amount of time for grieving a pet; take as much time as you need to fully experience your emotions.

Write a letter to your dog

If you use writing to express your emotions, writing a letter to your dog is a good way to cope with their loss. You can write any type of letter you would like. For example, you can write a thank you note; thanking your dog for all the wonderful memories you shared together. You can write a letter highlighting all the fun times you had together and the trips you took. You can even write a letter reminiscing on everything you loved about them: from the way they tilted their head to the side when you made their toy squeak or any one of their little quirks. Keep the letter in a safe space, so you can reread it anytime you are missing your pup.

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2019/02/12

My best friend

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In 2014 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that normally no copyrights are violated if website operators use so-called framed links. This happens for example when YouTube videos on a website are included.

2019/02/11

This is why dogs never die

Some of you, particularly those who think they have recently lost a dog to “death”, don’t really understand this. I’ve had no desire to explain, but I won’t be around forever and must for those out there to finally understand.

Dogs never die. They don’t know how too. They get tired, very old and their bones hurt. Of course they don’t die. If they did they would not want to always go for a walk, even long after their old bones say “No, no not a good idea. Let’s not go for a walk.” Nope, dogs always want to go for a walk. They might get one step before their aging tendons collapse them into a heap on the floor but that’s what dogs do. They walk.

2019/02/10

A letter from your rescue dog

Dear Mom/Dad,

my life hasn’t always been easy. I’ve been yelled at and had things done to me that no dog should experience. I may not show the scars, but believe me, I have them. They hurt. I always felt like I had done something wrong. I was bad. Maybe I had done something to deserve this. But it was my life. So I made the best of it. I played when I could. I tried to make people happy. But no matter what, it always ended the same.

Sure, I made some mistakes. But no one listened. I needed to go outside. I didn’t want to make a mess in the house. And that time I chewed up the shoe…I was bored. I was lonely. Maybe I just wanted some attention. But not like the attention I got. That hurt. I can still feel the pain. Everyday.

2019/02/09

Gedicht zum Hundegeburtstag (3)

Du warst noch so winzig, als wir Dich bekamen,
ein kleines, flauschiges Fellknäuel auf Beinen;
noch schüchtern und unsicher, könnte man meinen,
ohne Familie und noch ohne Namen.

Doch falls Du Angst hattest, dann hast Du sie verbellt
und kaum, dass Du Dich hier bei uns eingewöhnt hast
hast Du, um Chaos zu stiften, keine Chance verpasst
und erfolgreich unsere Welt auf den Kopf gestellt.

2019/02/08

Vow to my dog

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In 2014 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that normally no copyrights are violated if website operators use so-called framed links. This happens for example when YouTube videos on a website are included.

2019/02/07

Dog’s Best Friend

So sorry I need to go outside so much. The years seem to have caught up with me.
You are the most understanding owner, taking me out at 3:00 a.m. to pee.
My best years are now behind me. I don’t get around well these days.
I used to always want to stay outside, but lately inside is where I stay.

Sorry for the extra vet visits. My body is wearing out fast.
Thank you for staying by my side. How did ten years just pass?
Remember the day you brought me home? I was the apple of your eye!
You gave me the best life I could imagine. Life really does seem to fly by!

My mind is full of many great memories, like those weekends down at the lake.
I hate the thought of moving on without you, not sure how much more my body can take.
If there is one thing I want you to know as my earthly life comes to an end.
I love you more than words can say. You're not just my owner; you're my lifelong best friend!

(Jerry Wayne Baldwin; from “This K-9 of Mine”)

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I would like to thank Jerry Wayne Baldwin for his kind permission to publish his poems on my blog.
The book “This K-9 of Mine: Poetic short stories from a dog's point of view, plus a few from the owner's vantage point, too.” is available as Kindle version here.

2019/01/30

The present / Das Geschenk

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Der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) hat 2014 entschieden, dass im Regelfall keine Urheberrechte verletzt werden, wenn Website-Betreiber sogenannte framende Links setzen. Dies geschieht zum Beispiel, wenn YouTube-Videos auf einer Internetseite eingebunden werden. 
In 2014 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that normally no copyrights are violated if website operators use so-called framed links. This happens for example when YouTube videos on a website are included.

2019/01/29

5 unexpected reasons why dogs don’t like certain people

Getting on a dog’s good side might seem as easy as having a pocket full of treats and knowing the trick to a good belly rub, but our four-legged friends aren’t always easy to please. They’re quick to judge a person’s character, and there are some people they simply don’t like.

It could be a specific person in the dog’s family, a friend of their owner’s, or a random person they meet on the street - but dogs know a foe when they see one. They might growl if the person comes close or simply turn tail and disappear. It seems random, but it isn’t as mysterious as you think. Here are a few reasons why your dog doesn’t like certain people.

#1 - Tone of Voice

Dogs might not be fluent in your language, but they’re experts at picking up tone of voice. A scientific study published in 2016 found that dogs’ brains react based on the tone of voice of the person talking to them.

In the study, the reward centers in the dogs’ brains became activated when the person used a high-pitched, happy voice. The dogs were glad to greet the happy-sounding person, but they reacted negatively or ignored people who spoke with deep or angry-sounding voices.

2019/01/28

Two Heroes

I was looking to get a new pup. So, I asked my very best friend.
He said get a German Shepherd; they are loyal til the end.

He sent me to this breeder he knew. I went over to his home.
He had a litter of brown and black pups in a large pen is where they roamed.

I didn’t know a lot about the breed, but I did see one in the park.
He always guarded the water bowl and had a real loud bark!

I asked him lots of questions, this breeder knew his stuff.
He picked up one in particular and said this guy is really tough.

2019/01/24

Losing a dog

Why losing a dog can be even more painful than the death of a loved one

Has a friend ever confided in you that the loss of their dog caused more grief than the death of a close relative? Have you ever felt this way yourself?

Society has conditioned us to feel ashamed of such emotions, but research suggests we are more than justified when we deeply mourn the loss of a furry friend.

When our first family dog, Spike passed away, my father suffered terribly. He would come home from work and just sit in his car, unable to face walking through the door without our little Poodle mix to greet him. He took long walks and visited online pet loss support groups. He woke up crying in the night.

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2019/01/23

The love of a dog

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2019/01/22

6 things your deceased pet would want you to know

At iHeartDogs.com we often write about coping with the loss of a beloved pet. We do this because we understand that saying goodbye is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do, and we hope that somehow our words can provide a bit of comfort. Having experienced the love and compassion of dogs and cats all my life, I believe they would want us to keep these 6 important messages close to our hearts after they have gone.

1. They understand your sadness, but would rather see you happy

When we are upset, our pets feel it. They seem to know what we need, whether it’s a flood of kisses, gentle kitty headbutts, or just to feel their presence by our side. After they pass away, it’s these moments when their absence hurts the most. Try to remember that although they shared in our pain, they also shared in our joy. Their greatest happiness was sharing in our moments of bliss, and that’s what they would want for us going forward.

2019/01/21

Gedicht zum Hundegeburtstag (2)

Alles Gute, kleiner Hund,
bleib so treu und so gesund
wie Du jetzt bist – das wäre schön!
Ich würde gern für immer seh’n,
wie Du Radau im Hause machst
und mir mit rosa Zunge lachst;
drum wünsche ich Dir heute schnell
immer dichtes, weiches Fell
und für die nächste Lebensphase
eine kalte, feuchte Nase!

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