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Tuesday, July 05, 2005
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Waiting Alone, Confused

Eager forgotten perplexed
Waiting by the closed store door
Expectant forlorn confused

As always, no poet, but you get the notion.

Little Guye apparently was left behind by mistake at the Kansas truck stop where we stopped to get gas one fine day 2 weeks ago. From Coffeyville to Pittsburg; Hubby had sites to inspect, vehicle needed petrol.

Pup waited by the store door, walked each trucker out to his truck and waited to be lifted up into the cab before slowly walking back to take up his vigil once again when the trucker left him behind.

While hubby pumped gas I watched the pup try to lick a little moisture left over from the previous night's rain.

Guye was a little nervous when we put him on the back seat, but as soon as the car engine sounded he curled up and went to sleep. Husband and I agreed, this little fellow most likely had come from a long haul trucker who left him behind accidentally.

We stopped at WalMart where I purchased a collar, leash and small sack of dog food. Dog food did not interest him, however, I carry a folding bowl in the car for emergencies. Guye drank two bottles of bottled water as we traveled.

Guye recognized hamburgers and gobbled his right down .... another reason leading me to believe he came from a long haul truck.

With his stumpy little legs, gnarly toes and funny ears Guye is very much a minature version of Sadie. He has settled right in with the cats, is learning to eat dog food and has learned that we go away in the car and then we come back.

Guess we got a dog.

I cannot believe anyone might have purposefully left him at the truck stop, however I strongly encourage everyone who travels with a pet to be sure to check and be sure you have all your family in the vehicle before you continue your trip after a stop at road side rests or truck stops.


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Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/15/2014
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 1/15/2009
Such a sad picture of this dog, but with such a happy ending. I don't know how anyone could have abandoned him intentionally, if that was the case, that I could never understand. Glad he's found a loving home. Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/16/2008
Cute tyke, glad you rescued him and fed him and gave him a home and much love. Am a sure animal lover. They give you love back in return and are always there for you when you get in the door. Love this write.**********
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/13/2006
Whoever left poor little and adorable Guye behind, is their loss, and you and your hubby's gain..
Captivating and humanitarian write..

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/8/2006
Awww... the thought of those dear little legs not being able to jump right up and INSIST on being taken with his previous owner is heartbreaking, Molly... being height-deprived myself and leg-length challenged, I kinda know the feeling!! :)) What a happy ending to a most touching story. And you have made me thirsty, too! TY for this, Kate xx
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 2/2/2006
Dear Molly,

Thank heavens for your kind and loving hearts, Guye certainly is an extremely lucky little dog, and no doubt he will reciprocate in his own special way.

Wonderful write :)

warm hugs
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 1/29/2006
Very, very nice of you to save a pet. Generous heart of yours indeed...
Roger and Birgit
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/27/2006
You have a great heart mj.......
Thanks always for stopping my way..
and have a great 2006!
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 1/16/2006
Molly who wouldn't want to take this pup into their fold. Just the eyes alone, would have made me melt. Thnx sis, for being Guye's Angel of Mercy, on that fateful day. God does work in mysterious ways, His wonders to behold, and Guye is one of those wonders, who was just waiting for someone to take him home. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, maybe too stubborn for my own good, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS), your still very sad and very terrified little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by J M 12/31/2005
This is a halmark moment I loved reading your poem.
Reviewed by Karen Cino 11/15/2005
What a beautiful write on such a precious dog. Looks like Guye is one very lucky dog to be found by you.

Reviewed by Robin Labenberg 11/13/2005
Good to know that some people are all heart and take care of things that are in need just because you can..Great story and way to live.
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 11/7/2005
Nice write and what a precious pooch.
Reviewed by Judith Pleasant 10/21/2005
Sounds like Guye is a mighty lucky dawg to have waited for you kind folks to come by and take him home.
Great story/poem.
Don't you just love dogs and cats???
They act better than some humans. lol- honestly.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 10/20/2005
Molly, you are such a sweetie. Guye is one blessed dog. I know that I owe you a real email and now that I am back (who knows for how long, hee hee) I will write a proper one today. Love and miss ya bunches my sister to the north.

Love, Janny xoxoxo
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 10/10/2005
lol can never have too many dogs
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/8/2005
Good to see you writing again
you are an animal angel
Bless you
enjoyed this write much

Will;iam ......Peace & love
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 10/5/2005
Hi Molly

It has been a long while since I was last here and what a great story to read first. This is excellent and most enjoyable.

Hugs, Trish
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 9/25/2005
sooooo on target, mj!
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 8/19/2005

Really well written and enjoyable!!!!
Great M J',
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/1/2005
Oh he is so cute, what a kind heart you have! I am so glad you took him home!

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/30/2005
It was sooooo cruel for his Guye's previous owner to leave him behind. How can anyone to that something that represents part of the family. Pets have feelings too just like people.

Guye's is so lucky to be adopted by you and fit right into your family. You and your hubby are so kind and wonderful.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o( :o)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/15/2005
Guye is one lucky dog to have found you. Thank you for sharing this heart warming story. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Bob Holt (Reader) 7/15/2005
Really nice story, and I love the picture. Guye wants to know what we're looking at.

Bob H
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 7/12/2005
very sweet rescue...have always loved a dog's eyes
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/11/2005
You are truly one of the 'good ones,' Molly, and Little Guye is very lucky to have met you and your hubby.

I just returned from a 3,000 mile road trip, and I was truly amazed at all the truckers who bring their tiny dogs along with them on their cross country treks. I also hate to think that that trucker dumped little Guye there on purpose.

But thank God you were there for him, he truly looks and sounds like a real sweetheart.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 7/10/2005
Molly you are such a kind loving lady
What a beautiful little new friend you have there in Guye
GIANT hugs to you!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 7/8/2005
What a good heart you have. I have always loved dogs.
They love without condition -- how rare is that?
One of our Yorkies was rescuee of the year sometime
back. She is blind in one eye due to abuse. Doesn't
slow her down a bit!

My first dog, "Nippie" was the runt of a very
mixed litter. One of her back legs was crooked.
I nearly died when I lost her.

Thank you so much for posting this. What a pretty
boy Guye is. Hope he doesn't mind my saying
it. Our Nicky pretends to be macho...HA.

Reviewed by Safi Abdi 7/6/2005
What a moving story, Molly! This sure is one lucky dog.
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 7/6/2005
What a wonderful story!
Reviewed by Walker Jackson (Reader) 7/6/2005
What a lucky dog. God bless you Molly.
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 7/6/2005
I like it. I am becoming friends with a cat who hangs outside my door. She won't come in,though. Scared of the dogs
Reviewed by Ward Chanley (Reader) 7/6/2005
Great work, as always. Good job. :-)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/6/2005
beautiful write, molly! very well done; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/6/2005
Guy is indeed fortunate, and so are you. There was a reason he was there--you found him, and he knows he will be greatly loved. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 7/6/2005
Forgetting your pet is like forgetting your child. I'm not sure how one can do that.
People and animals come into our lives for a reason, and we come into theirs. Guye is very fortunate that you came into his, and I am sure that you will find you will be justly rewarded.
You have a wonderful heart.

Reviewed by Bianca Boonstra 7/6/2005
He looks a bit sad. Still I think he'll feel at home at your place.
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations 7/6/2005
An absolutely wonderful thing to have done :0)
I know the feeling... there's nothing happier, for them as for us!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 7/6/2005
what a poochie

best wishes
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/5/2005

A face to die for!! Send that smooochie cute face to me!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 7/5/2005
wel done, Molly!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/5/2005
I cannot believe anyone would leave such a cute "Guye" and just summarily forget him...just to look at those eyes, such loyalty and love in them...Hope you find peace as does have earned your places in heaven...Ed & Rufuz (w00f)
Reviewed by James Samdavid1 7/5/2005
Hey there Lady Molly! Do it again and again each time I read you, it is so very interesting. Thank you for picking up the Dog Guye. He is very lucky. God Bless you. Keep up the good work, writing and being a wonderful friend to animals and writers! Wink Wink...

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/5/2005
Wonderful story to share with us and a very useful message. So happy there is a happy ending for Guye because of people like you :-)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/5/2005
Looks exaxtly like my nieces dog scampi;-) How lucky Guye is to have had a compassionate pet lover like you,come his way.;-) Nice work Molly, you gave good advice in your last verse. Hope all goes well with the new addition;-)

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