For dogs and cats waiting for morsels from Thanksgiving tables everywhere
Here's a special poem for all the furry paws under all the Thanksgiving tables!
Family gathers ‘round the table
Set with turkey, yams and dressing,
Holding hands and bowing heads
Thanking God for every blessing.
Platters steaming, bowls are brimming,
Dishes circle like a wreath.
Though the tabletop is tempting,
I’m drawn to something underneath.
At my feet I feel a tapping
A paw that tells me someone’s there.
Perhaps he’s hoping for a morsel.
But instead, I say a prayer.
Thank you God for furry paws
That sweetly nudge and jump and run.
Thank you for the tail that wags
Unceasingly, never done.
For ears that hear me drawing near,
For the nose so cold and wet,
The fur so soft (unless it rains)
That’s warm and comforting to pet.
For the eyes that tell me how he feels,
And the gaze I never tire of.
The tongue that kisses sloppily.
The faithful heart so full of love.
Thanksgiving is a time of year
For loved ones all around.
So, I’m thankful for friends and family
And each gift God shall enable.
And I’m thankful for my loyal dog
Who waits underneath the table.