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To all you who rescue

December 4th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Someone sent me this poem today and I thought I would share it :)


The Reason

To you, from all your rescue dogs...

I would've died that day if not for you.
I would've given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would've used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.
I would have left this life believing that all humans don't care Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn't matted, skin that isn't flea bitten, good food and enough of it, beds to sleep on, someone to love me, to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands Your big heart saved me...
You saved me from the terror of the pound, Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair Why you do it When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter Make just a little more save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes In the best way I know how Reminding you why you go on trying.
I am the reason
The dogs before me are the reason
As are the ones who come after.
Our lives would've been wasted, our love never given We would die if not for you.

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December 4th, 2008, 04:45 PM
How very sweet. And so very true! :thumbs up I second the thanks to those who rescue!!

December 4th, 2008, 05:33 PM
That is sooo true!!!! What a beatiful poem!!!! I am in tears

December 4th, 2008, 08:23 PM
thank you for posting that lovely poem, it says it all....Stacer.....from us to you *S* Whisper became Skylar because of us (you two and Larry and I)

December 4th, 2008, 09:25 PM
ahhh so nice :cloud9: I really do think these dogs get their second wind once they get into rescue :thumbs up

December 4th, 2008, 10:12 PM
To all our rescue dogs,
You would have died that day if not for us,
But we could not have given up on your precious lives,
You kissed us gently with your tongues.
We could not let you leave this life believing all humans do not care.
Your kind soulful eyes, your gentle nudges, your forgiveness saved you and us both from the terror of the pound.
You have taught us what it means to be loved unconditionally.
In times of despair, it is you that makes us strive to find more money, more food, more room, more homes. You give our lives meaning and direction.
Because of the gratitude and love that shines in your eyes,
You remind us why we keep going
You are the reason
As are the ones before and the ones that will come after you.
Our love would have been wasted if we let you die.


December 4th, 2008, 11:59 PM
OK I"m crying again :cry:

Leigh Vitalone
December 5th, 2008, 05:18 AM
That is a good one....

Sad...but good.

I could read that one and teared up, but I still can't read Rainbow Bridge without crying full force like a fool.

December 5th, 2008, 06:26 AM
Oh totallyhip and LP, those are wonderful poems. :cry: :cry:. They are so true.

December 5th, 2008, 07:30 AM
I feel privileged to know many of these wonderful people,rescuers,fostermom/dads on this Forum and those 2 poems say it all:grouphug: