Monday, December 1, 2008

Something mushy for the Holiday Season

Ok, so it's December. Therefore it's time to spread a little good cheer. I will, for my part, try my best not to mention anyone specific Holiday because I don't believe this is the right place for that discussion. However, at this time of year, I'm always looking for something nice and mushy to warm my heart. Especially when I see the animals start piling into the pound!!

Besides, I really should put some happy things in between the sad or cranked out posts! So, for everyone who needs something a little mushy at this time of year, here it is. I have copied and pasted a CraigsList post ... one almost lost between all the posts of people trying to get rid of their pets ...

A Poem to My Foster Dog (GTA)

I am the bridge
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.
I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Matted and sore, limping, depressed,
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.
For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand
I will love you with my whole heart
I will make you whole.
I am made of steel.
Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek,
When your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.
I will let you go -- not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever --
A new dog needs me now.

- -- Diane Morgan

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Fostering is so important. I got my first greyhound from a foster home and it made all the difference in the world. When I compare her calmness to one off the track, I am SO greatful to all foster parents!! Thank you all!