Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed
I'd like to open my baggage
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry-
so much to regret.

Hmm...Yes there it is, right on top
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave-
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough-for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things-
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
To never repack?
I pray that you do-I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage-

Will you still want me?


ANY dog that has been adopted NEEDS a few weeks to ADAPT and settle in the ways of the new family, please, you HAVE TO give it that time BEFORE REALLY looking at its personality and everything else. A pet LEARNS with time in its NEW ENVIRONMENT, where/what and whatevers of the new family environment, YOU TOO is NO DIFFERENT with it, FOR it.

You need to give yourself time too, BEFORE judging after only a few weeks of your new pet. You CANNOT judge on a pets personality after only a few weeks companionship with a pet. ONLY after the initial few weeks, can you start looking at its personality, THEN wait a COUPLE OF MORE weeks thereafter, THEN judge for yourself about its personality, ONLY THEN.

The pet NEEDS to adjust, to get used to, to get over its fears, shocks and confusion over being "taken away" from its "usual routines/environment" You have to arm yourself with PATIENCE, PERSEVERENCE AND PERSISITENCE with the poor pet in initial distress.



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