A Rescuer's poem

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 cat food with my last dime
I have patted a matted and dirty cat with my bare hand
I have hugged someone feral 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 animal friends
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 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
------Author Unknown

some of my zoobabies

some of my zoobabies

Friday, February 26, 2010

Zookeeper is going out tonight

tonight I am going to a cat rescue fundraiser called Furball. Last year I went a little nutso at the auction but got some good stuff for my kitties. This year they have alot of really good stuff again, especially a Dyson Animal vacuum cleaner. I hope to bid on that. Maybe they'll let me post date my cheque so I can outbid whoever else wants it. It's valued at $700.00 and I have always wanted one, I need one especially for my not so little feline zoo. I only have the one carpet left but it is in my bedroom and it is wall to wall and also the furniture has to be vacuumed too. It'll be nice to get out and my sister will be coming out with us. I even managed to touch up my colour for the occasion. I really needed it as I cannot even remember the last time i did it.

My room is nice and cozy now that I have vacuumed and changed my sheets. It's not easy to change your bedding with cats but I managed.

There is still alot of snow out there and my brother shoveled the driveway but the snow is still coming down so soon it will look like he had not even done it.

Anyway, I will post tomorrow and let you all know how I made out the furball and hopefully I will be bringing home a Dyson.

meow for now....

1 comment:

Kea said...

Have fun! Fingers and paws crossed for the Dyson. :-)