Monday, March 1, 2010

I Am An Animal Rescuer

I Am An Animal Rescuer

My job is to assist God's creatures

I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs

I take in helpless, unwanted, homeless creatures without planning 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 too many times to count

I have animal friends and friends who have animals. I don't often use the word "pet"

I notice those lost at the road side and my heart aches.

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 any animals in Heaven. But I believe there are. Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind.

Some may think we are master of the animals

But the animals have mastered themselves

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 mankind

We are a quiet but determined army

And we are making a difference every 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.

By the love of those who I've been privileged to rescue I have been rescued.

I know what true unconditional love really is, for I've seen it shining in the eyes of so many grateful for so very little.

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.

--Author Unknown—

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