I just found this on another nestie's blog...the tears flowed while reading.
On Christmas Morning..........I wish....
For every dog searching trash cans for breakfast, a filled bowl with his name printed in bright letters.
For every dog who slept fitfully last night, chained in a frozen yard, a soft, warm bed with a person snoring gently nearby.
For every shelter dog, spending Christmas morning in a soiled run, a forever home, filled with sounds & smells of family.
For every "Christmas" puppy given today, a tolerant, caring owner who won't abandon you as you grow into a real dog.
For every ailing pet, enough money for your owner to pay the bills to make you well.
For every lost dog, a clear, safe road, and well marked path to lead you home.
For every old & tired friend, a warm fire, and a soft bed, to ease your aches and pains.
And for every dog at the Bridge, a moment when you know that you are remembered today, missed again, and loved forever.