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To those who rescue...Thank you

Rottielover
March 7th, 2008, 08:11 AM
My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me and 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'll not forget - a cherished memory.
I now live in the shelter-without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chew the bedroom rug.
They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside.
This I did not 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 embarassed to say why,
They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some classes, as 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 that mean I have a second chance?
Do I go Home today?

-Sandi Thompson

chico2
March 7th, 2008, 08:16 AM
OMG,Rottielover:cry:

Rottielover
March 7th, 2008, 08:26 AM
After going to the SPCA for the past 2 weeks visiting Taz, I always rip out my heart and go upstairs. To see all these animals, and watching people just dump them....I have no words.
This whole Taz thing has gotten me all emotionally exhausted...

chico2
March 7th, 2008, 08:31 AM
I am sure it has Rottielover,it takes a strong unselfish person to go in to these shelters and give these unfortunate animals a glimmer of hope,only to leave with a broken heart,unable to save them all.

hazelrunpack
March 7th, 2008, 10:33 AM
:grouphug: :cry:

aslan
March 7th, 2008, 10:35 AM
That's so sad, you ladies have succeeded in making me cry 3 times this morning.

NoahGrey
March 7th, 2008, 11:03 AM
So sad, I see this everyday.

ACO22

luckypenny
March 7th, 2008, 11:35 AM
:sad:

It's too bad it's generally animal lovers and rescuers who see these poems and stories and not the 'regular' folk. I think it ought to be handed out to everyone who ever thinks of bringing a new pet into the home.

breeze
March 7th, 2008, 11:38 AM
How about posting it in every pet store and pet food chain and every s.p.c.a.and every at every vet place.. This way everybody will read it....

Frenchy
March 7th, 2008, 12:22 PM
:sad:

It's too bad it's generally animal lovers and rescuers who see these poems and stories and not the 'regular' folk. I think it ought to be handed out to everyone who ever thinks of bringing a new pet into the home.

On all the spca doors : FOR THOSE WHO ARE LEAVING YOUR PETS HERE TODAY , PLEASE READ THIS FIRST. :frustrated:

Rottielover, I know how hard it is. Focus on the good , you are making a difference in Tazz's life right now. :highfive:

chico2
March 7th, 2008, 12:27 PM
I honestly believe,people who are coldhearted enough to dump an animal because it is old,sick or just not wanted anymore,could care less what's written in any shelter.
They don't love their animal to begin with:sad:

Shaykeija
March 8th, 2008, 12:28 AM
It has been a really tough and emotional week......

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n293/have_no_fear_hakus_here/sad.jpg

Love4himies
March 8th, 2008, 08:43 AM
:cry::cry::sad::sad:

Ford Girl
March 8th, 2008, 02:49 PM
:sad: It's very sad, it's hard to see. :sad:

marko
March 8th, 2008, 03:55 PM
That was very sad RL, but it needed to be posted.

I think one of the best things we can do as serious animal lovers is encourage rescue, encourage obedience training, encourage spay/neuter - and tell people that their pets ARE FOR LIFE.

krdahmer
March 8th, 2008, 11:16 PM
:cry::grouphug:

Frenchy
March 8th, 2008, 11:23 PM
I think one of the best things we can do as serious animal lovers is encourage rescue, encourage obedience training, encourage spay/neuter - and tell people that their pets ARE FOR LIFE.

Some members of this board sometimes posts about how they feel sad because they are not in a position to foster or to adopt more animals . But I know these people educate everyone around them , and that is VERY important too :thumbs up they get people around them to adopt from shelters and rescues :thumbs up

rainbow
March 9th, 2008, 01:15 AM
Although that was so very sad to read :cry: thanks for posting, Rottielover.....I have copied it and will forward to everyone I know. :thumbs up