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From: Terry Fisher, remembering_oddball@yahoo.com 

I WAS JUST WONDERING...

DOES THAT PERSON THAT THREW THE DOG AWAY THIS WEEK CARE ABOUT HOW MUCH SLEEP I HAVE LOST, WORRYING IF I WILL FIND A SAFE PLACE FOR THEIR DOG???

DO THE PEOPLE THAT TURNED THE DOGS IN AT THE POUND EVER THINK ABOUT THE THINGS I DO WITHOUT, SO I CAN HAVE THE GAS TO TAKE THOSE DOGS TO THE WONDERFUL RESCUE THAT OFFERED THEM A SAFE HAVEN???

DOES THE MAN THAT ALLOWS HIS UNALTERED MALE OR FEMALE TO ROAM AROUND TOWN THINK OF THE HOURS I SPEND DRIVING BACK AND FORTH TO THE LIBRARY TO POST THE BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES THAT HE SAYS HE NO LONGER WANTS???

DO THE PEOPLE THAT MOVED AND LEFT THEIR DOGS IN TOWN EVER CARE ABOUT THE TEARS I SHED FOR THE DOGS THAT SEARCH EACH CAR THAT PULLS UP, FOR THE OWNER THEY TRUSTED AND LOVED???

DO THE ONES THAT JUST STRAIGHT OUT THROW THEIR DOGS AWAY EVER THINK ABOUT THE HURT I FEEL WHEN I HAVE ONE THAT HAS NOWHERE TO GO AND I FEEL IN MY HEART IT WILL NOT SEE ANOTHER WEEK???

THE ANSWER IS PROBABLY NO TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS...

BUT, THEY ALSO WILL NEVER KNOW THESE FEELINGS EITHER...

THE WARM WET KISSES WHILE I AM CLEANING THEIR PENS...

THE WAGGING OF NOT ONLY THEIR TAILS, BUT THE ENTIRE BODY, WHEN THEY SEE ME PULL UP AT THE POUND...

THE DEEP SIGH OF COMFORT, AS THEY LAY THEIR HEADS IN MY LAP TO HAVE THEIR EARS RUBBED...

THE TRUST AND LOVE I SEE IN THEIR EYES AS I TALK TO THEM AND PROMISE TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO KEEP THEM SAFE...

THE WAY THEY TAKE THEIR TREATS, EVER SO GENTLY, AND THEN LOVE ME FOR THEM WHEN THEY ARE DONE...

THE WAY WHEN I FINALLY GET THEM TO THAT SAFE PLACE CALLED "RESCUE", I LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND ONLY HAVE MAKE UP ON ONE SIDE OF MY FACE, BECAUSE THE OTHER SIDE HAS BEEN KISSED CLEAN...

THE COMFORT OF KNOWING ALL HAVE BEEN SAVED ANOTHER WEEK AND I WILL GET THAT NIGHTS SLEEP BEFORE STARTING OVER...

AND THEN, THE WONDER OF HAVING FRIENDS I MAY NEVER MEET IN PERSON, BUT KNOW IN MY HEART THEY ARE THE FIRST ONES THERE FOR ME IN MY TIME OF NEED, SORROW GRIEF AND JOY...

THAT IS WHY I CAN CONTINUE TO DO THIS...EVEN WHEN I THINK I CAN NOT GO ON LIKE THIS, I REMEMBER ALL OF THE ANIMALS AND ALL OF YOU AND KNOW, I CAN NEVER STOP...

TERRY LYNN




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