I Don’t Know What I’d Do Without My Pets – Poem

I Don’t Know What I’d Do Without My Pets


I don’t know what I’d do without my pets

Because no matter how bad I feel

They still need to be taken care of


If you have a dog, it will need to go outside

If you have a cat, it will need to be fed

Both will need to be petted and cuddled


You will think of their needs before your own

I will make sure mine are fed before I eat

I will spend more money on their food than on mine sometimes


And when I’m sad they’ll stay close to me

My dog will curl up beside me and offer up her belly for belly rubs

My cat will lay beside commanding to be petted

Both will always respond to the sound of my voice

And always let me pet and cuddle them


Yes, I know pets can reduce stress

But mine have let me cry into their fur in the dark of night

Mine have listened to me pour my heart out to them

And though they can’t respond back in words

Their eyes on me

My cat’s purring

And my dog’s loving devotion

Have all been enough to make me feel better


I don’t have human children

But my pets are my children

Or as I like to say,

My children have four legs and fur, and bark and meow

But I care for them as much as I would if I had a human child


Because of my dog, I get outside to see the sky and breathe the air

I get outside to walk and exercise

I get outside sometimes to even meet people

And though my dog can be anti-social, especially with other dogs

Occasionally though, we’ll make a new friend, however brief


So to Darcy and Ronan, my pets, my four-legged fur-kids

I love you even when you drive me nuts

I love your cuddles

And devotion to me

I love how you keep me going even when I’m feeling terribly lonely

I love how you make me smile and laugh with your antics


Darcy-dog, I love you despite your over-protectiveness

I love you despite the fact I messed up your first year

I love you when you smile at me

I love you when you cuddle with me

I love you when you get me outside to see the sky


Ronan-kitty, I love you despite your fat laziness

I love you despite the fact that you’re a doofus sometimes

I love you even when you panic when you can see the bottom of your food dish

I love you when you come up to me wanting to be petted

Even when you can clearly see I’m doing something else


Both of you came into my life when I wasn’t looking to get a pet at all

But you both stayed with me, and loved me no matter what

For that I’m forever grateful


And with me, no matter what happens, you’ll always have a home

I’ll always be there for you no matter what happens to us

Even in the darkest of nights, and the scariest and saddest of times

I’ll always keep you by my side

I’ll always love you


Because honestly, I don’t know what I would do with you

2 thoughts on “I Don’t Know What I’d Do Without My Pets – Poem”

  1. Gorgeous fur-babies and lovely poem. A tribute to Darcy and Ronon and to how much you love them!!

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