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Ode to the Staffy Cross -

Just a Staffy Cross.....

 For all the poor Staffies who aren't as lucky as our dear little Bruno who gives us so much fun, love and happiness.

Hundreds and hundreds of these wonderful dogs are in rescue centres and most have to be PTS.  


With sensible owners and good training this shouldnt need to happen.




Today is just another day - to me they're all the same

I have the worst of genes you see, I bear the "Staffy" shame.

The shame is in our numbers, there's thousands with no home.

Thousands just like me you'll find, in kennels all alone.


My mum was "just a Staffy", my father - well who knows?

Mum, too, became unwanted, as the last puppy goes.

And then begins the process, of money-making deals

A life of "moving on" unfolds, who cares how the Staffy feels?


If you have the cash to hand, the Staffy pup is yours

But that pup is getting bigger now, just look at those big paws.

You brought me for your image, thought I'd make you look more tough

But you'll find my boisterous nature has already got too much.


If you had thought to train me, with kindness and with praise

You would have had a faithful friend to share your darkest days.

I would lay down my life for you, but you simply cannot see

You make sure you get your money back on what you paid for me.


And on it goes, until one day, I'm no longer worth a dime

The retail on an adult staff - not worth the waste of time.

So what happens to a Staffy now? Do you really want to know?

Do you care what will become of us, when we leave our final home?


Have you ever thought to wonder, "Where is that Staffy now?"

The "Staffy" has another name; he's become a "stray" somehow.

Me, I was put into a car and driven far away

The door held open, I jumped out, I thought to run and play.


It was with joy and happy heart I turned to look for you

You drove away with all my trust and a piece of my heart too.

I wandered round for many days before I was brought here.

Now I wait with heavy heart, trepidation and with fear.


Seven days is all I have you see, seven days for you to claim

The little dog that you threw out, for which you have no shame.




This is my last goodbye now my seven days are up

If only more thought had gone into the future of that pup


As the needle empties to my veins I lay down with one last sigh

I'm sorry I was born a Staff, because it means that I must die.


By Anon


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