I am the dog. I was born what seems in my life as a long time ago, but was probably more like 2 or 3 years ago in human life. I was most likely, one of many. My mother nurtured me, fed me,cleaned me, and kept me safe and warm. I am the dog....that as a pup...was selected by a " loveing human" Most likely a child squealed in excitement when they saw me. I am the dog, that wagged my tail when my master came home, and slept at thier feet. I am the dog, who alerted them of dangers. These dangers might have been a knock at the door, a mailman, or another animal that was " trespassing" in our yard. I am the dog...that when times got tough for my human and they had to move, I was left behind to "fend for myself" I am the dog, who wanders from place to place, sometimes getting a pat on the head and sometimes getting angry shouts, and rocks thrown at me. I am the dog..who was fed by a stranger, given water on a hot summer day, and scratched on my head when I came around. Sadly...I am the dog...that lay lifeless on the side of the road. I might have been chaseing a rabbit, or some " meal" because I was hungry. This was written by me today....." the dog" is a stray..we called Rocket dog. He was thrown out, to fend for himself...he would not be contained. He was scared, alone, and hungry most of the time. We put food out when we saw him..and water...but could never keep him contained. Sadly, on my way to town this morning...Rocket dog, was laying lifeless on the side of the road. RIP little guy. You will suffer no more.