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

Saturday, March 27, 2010


from the feline zookeeper

  1. You don't even notice the fur on your clothes anymore
  2. Your bedroom looks like a kitty daycare
  3. You compete for space on your own bed when it is time to sleep
  4. You find yourself talking to people like you talk to your cats
  5. You have more photos of your cats than your own family or friends
  6. You never come home without a toy or a treat for your cats
  7. With the money you spend on your cats, you wish you could declare them as dependants on your IT return
  8. You don't mind sharing your food with your cats
  9. When you spend more money on your cats then yourself
  10. finally, you know you are a cat lover because you can't remember what your life was like before getting your first cat

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