God's Dog Poem by Diana-Lee Saville

A loverly little poem by an unknown author. I have added it to a photoshopped pic of my Newman…so fitting…I lost Newman recently…

Newman was a staffy x red heeler.

God’s dog poem

When God had made the Earth
and the sky, the flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals
and all the birds and bees.

And when his work was finished,
not one was quite the same.
He said,’I’ll walk this earth of
mine and give each one a name.’

And so he travelled land and
sea and everywhere he went,
One little creature followed him
Until its strength was spent.

When all was named upon the
earth and in the sky and sea,
This little creature said,’Dear
Lord, there’s not one left for me.’

The father smiled and softly
said,’I’ve left you to the end,
I’ve turned my own name back
To front and called you ‘dog’,
my friend.’
(author unknown)

3 sales Nov 2, 2009-proceeds to the RSPCA Ballarat

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  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 5 years ago

    Beautifu, nice tribute, cool texture in the photo!

  • thanks Kim :)

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    This is beautiful Di. It brings a tear to my eye. Such a special poem and dedicated to an awesome litte doggie…. Newman. He was lucky to have you …as you were to have him. Thank you so much for adding this to the group.

  • thanks Ginny…I had a bit of a bad day yesterday, just when it seems to not feel so bad all the memories come flashing back :)

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 5 years ago

    I am the same as Ginny… makes me well up… A beautiful tribute to your boy Newman… xxx Helen Thank you for sharing… We are thinking of you…

  • thanks Helen :)

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    thank you for adding this great work to our group!

  • thanks gabbie :)

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    aww a fabulous tribute, words are stunning,dawnx

  • they are Dawn…I have always loved this poem…wish I knew you wrote it :)

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • tulay cakir
    tulay cakirover 5 years ago


  • thanks tulay :)

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    That happens to me too Di. I think some days are busier and happier than others….but when those sad days come along all the sad memories come back for me. He is with you though. They never leave you.

  • It is Saturday today…I am at home with just the animals today…fantastic :) Gives me time to think…

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • Zdogs
    Zdogsover 5 years ago

    A beautiful tribute

  • thanks Zdogs :)

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 5 years ago

  • oh thank you so much! This one means a lot!

    – Diana-Lee Saville

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenover 5 years ago

    this is so special Di, what a beautiful tribite.

  • thanks Louise :))

    – Diana-Lee Saville

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