My family brought me home, a puppy cradled in their arms
They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charms
They played with me and laughed with me, they showered me with toys
I sure do love my family, especially the girls and boys

The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats
They even let me sleep with them all snuggled in the sheets

I used to go for walks, often several times a day
They even fought to hold the leash I'm very proud to say
These are the things I can't forget, a cherished memory
But I now live in the Shelter without my family

They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe
But didn't know the difference between the old and the new
The kids and I would grab a rug, for hours we would tug
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug.

They said I was out of control and I would have to live outside
This I didn't understand, although I tried and tried
The walks stopped one by one, they said they hadn't time
I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime

My life became so lonely in the backyard on a chain
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane
So they brought me to the Shelter but were embarrassed to say why
They said I caused an allergy and then kissed me goodbye

If I'd only had some classes when I was a little pup
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up
"You only have one day left" I heard the worker say
Does this mean a second chance, do I go home today?

(Background Music - Memories)