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I am an Animal Rescuer

poodletalk
April 10th, 2006, 09:06 AM
I am an Animal Rescuer
My job is to assist God's creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan, thought or selection
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body
I have Animal Friends and friends who have Animal Friends
I don't often use the word "pet"
I notice those lost at the road side
and stop immediately.
I will hand raise a field mouse
And make friends with a vulture
I know of no creature unworthy of my time
I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven
But I believe there are!
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind?
We may be master of the animals,
Something people still haven't learned
War and abuse make me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for humankind
We are a quiet but determined army
And making a difference ever day
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play
who only days ago, was too weak to eat
I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full
In the game of life, I have already won!

> > > -Annette King Tucker
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Frenchy
April 10th, 2006, 12:31 PM
wow Poodletalk,it brought tears to my eyes.The end;but my heart is always full...so true.

lezzpezz
April 10th, 2006, 06:11 PM
....to all my rescue/foster contacts. It is a very heartwarming piece and is sure to make their day brighter. It is so true, every word!:love:

dmc123
April 10th, 2006, 08:44 PM
what a wonderful post

coppperbelle
April 10th, 2006, 08:50 PM
It is beautiful and so true except for the part about the mice. I can't say I am crazy about those little critters. :)

dmc123
April 10th, 2006, 08:51 PM
lol copperbelle, I had mice as pet as a teen, not big into them now. The rest was great!