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Gentle Touch by Laurasshadesofgrey Gentle Touch by Laurasshadesofgrey
A Dog's Prayer

Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me do.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.

When it is cold and wet, please take me inside... for I am now a domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements... and I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth... though had you no home, I would rather follow you through ice and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all the land... for you are my god... and I am your devoted worshiper.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should not reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.

And, beloved master, should the Great Master see fit to deprive me of my health or sight, do not turn me away from you. Rather hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal rest...and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew, my fate was ever safest in your hands.

--Beth Norman Harris
Dedicated to All animals Lovers:heart:

Drawn on Bristol Board and mechanical pencil, ref, used but dont know where I found it...
Thank You for viewing and in advance for your favorites:hug:
Kindly featured by:icondeanosidwell::icondreamarian:Also winner of the August week 3# traditional art contest:iconthrough-emilys-eyes:
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:iconlindartz:
Makes me think of my dog Lacey... (I miss her)....the level of trust which shows so clearly. :heart: Beautiful job!!
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Laurasshadesofgrey Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You:)
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...Your beautiful work has been featured in my latest journal!:iconkissmote:
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KevinContrerasArt Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's cute! Great job!
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Laurasshadesofgrey Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You:)
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moonlightmist0101 Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love my golden retreiver. this is awesomeful
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Laurasshadesofgrey Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You:)
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moonlightmist0101 Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no need, but my dog has gotten hit by a truck twice
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lovley drawing and words
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Laurasshadesofgrey Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You:hug:
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