Uk: ‘A Christmas Puppy’ by Maria Daines. Please Do NOT Give Puppies as Presents at Christmas.

A great new poem, ‘A Christmas Puppy’,  from the brilliant Maria Daines; visit her site at:

Maria says:


I wrote & recorded this poem as a video in hopes of reminding the public that breeding dogs to be sold as presents this Christmas is irresponsible and will ultimately cost lives, could you share if poss, thanks xx

Listen to the poem at:

The photographs in this video are pictures of homeless, unwanted dogs that I have received in appeals from desperate rescuer’s trying to save their lives. Shelters are overflowing and thousands of dogs are being put to death every week because of overbreeding. We cannot continue this way. Human kind has created this holocaust for our companion pets. Last year I counted the puppies for sale in my local free advertiser newspaper, there were over 500 in just one week leading up to Christmas. It’s time we stopped breeding dogs as products for profit. It’s time to stop the overpopulation of man’s best friend and it’s time to educate people that dogs are not toys you can grow tired of and neglect. It’s time to save lives…

‘A Christmas Puppy’

They took you in then they soon found out
You were trouble to them, now they want you out!
They don’t want your noise, your little accidents
They just want peace, and good riddance!
They thought a dog would be fun, they’d take it for walks
But a few months later, they shout when you bark
A few months later the walks are no more…
You sit by the window and stare at the door
You’ve nothing to do but what do they care
You’re no longer a pup and they’ve no money to spare
So you don’t get your walks and you’ll sometimes go hungry
They’ll go to the pub and piss up their money
You’ll get tied in the garden come rain or come shine
You’re slowly forgotten under the washing line
You’ll wander in circles and sleep out the hours
Chew on your tail and dig up the flowers
You’ll hear other dogs as they pass on the street
You’ll long to be with them, share a game, have a treat
But no one in your house will notice your plight
As they close the curtains and turn on the lights
The winter will come and they’ve almost forgotten…
That there’s you in the cold and your dog house is sodden
You’ve nothing to play with and nothing to eat
And nobody can see you through the fence from the street
You’ve sat there for months in your own quiet hell
A puppy they bought off a bloke they knew well
He’s got a new litter n’ he’s selling again
And already it’s Christmas, but now you’re in pain
Your eyes are like hollows, your ribs are on show
You’re broken by sorrow but nobody knows
As you lick your sore feet and wince, how you hurt…
You’re wasting away to a grave in the dirt
But inside the festive dinner is served
And a present is given to a very young girl
She screams with joy as the box opens up
And there in the corner, is a new fluffy pup!
Farewell to young Bess in the garden, you died…
You didn’t have long, a year then goodbye
They buried you, said you were sickly and bad
But this new dog they’ve got is the best that they’ve had.
Written and narrated by Maria Daines

‘Compassion is the vital link that makes life bearable when all else fails’

Maria Daines

Spain: Very Urgent – 2 Huskies to be PTS on 04/10/10 – Can Anyone Help Save Them ?







Huskies, males, 6 years. Their owner has died and they were abandonned inside Navarra’s perrera. They are in a state of PANIC, we don’t know if they had so much fear from before or they have panic because they can feel death coming.
They are going to be put down on 04.10.10. They need a miracle, someone to have a heart big enough to take them out their missery, the patience to make them feel confidence and believe in humans again.Just look at them….

Please HELP THEM, don’t let them die, they don’t deserve it !!!!!

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This is Hope;

This is Husk