Ramblings From The Ranch

Peter J. Hurst
Author/Poet & Adoptee to Brandi and sister Kahula from ‘The Ranch’


Dog Tail

The Ranch is a place like others we see,

rescuing dogs from humanity.

The trust a dog gives is honest and true,

something as people we find difficult to do.

We protect the dogs within our care,

but all too many slip by in despair.

For those at the kennels their hopes run high,

just waiting the time for you to walk by.

These dogs that are waiting will always stay true,

greeting you fondly for just being you.


I commend the rescue centers, the people that volunteer and the many caring people willing to adopt. In all the years I have owned dogs my choice has always been to adopt from rescue kennels and I cannot understand why anyone wouldn’t give them first choice when looking for a trusting companion. Many of these dogs have gone through experiences we cannot imagine and all by the hands of those they trusted. For some it takes longer to trust again but with care, patience and understanding the rewards to both can be overwhelmingly positive.

In my professional years of working with horses, dogs were always included in my daily routine. Working with both gave me greater understanding to their motivation and acceptance of human expectations. When it comes to our domestic animals I am surprised they haven’t all joined the ‘Animal Farm group’. The less said here the better!

This Christmas please consider giving a donation to The Ranch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 331.270.4447 for more information on giving, volunteering and adoptions. Follow us on Facebook: Lakeside Spay and Neuter Ranch and Adoptions.

Have a great Christmas with your four legged companions.

Animals Forever.


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