Poem for Sunday 10th July – When God had made the earth and sky

It was a really hectic week at the animal sanctuary with wildlife rescues, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and ferrets galore, so apologies we missed our deadline for our weekly poem.

We found this poem in the pages of a book brought into our jumble recycling center the other day. Thanks to everyone who continues to bring in food for the animals, blankets and useful items. We urgently need cat litter – wood based please! – and kitten biscuits for our ever growing chowder of cats.

We recycle your unwanted items

The author of this poem is unknown, but it was apt timing as we had a lovely little jack russel brought in for re-homing. It’s funny how little things you discover in unexpected places or moments like this can inspire you.

When God made the Earth and Sky

When God 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,
so 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
A little creature followed Him Until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth And in the sky and sea,
The 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 name back to front and called you
DOG
my friend.”