July 29th, 2005



Just got the call from our attorney. We got the land! There were two other bids and one was considerably higher than ours, but the farmer liked us and wanted us to have it. He told the attorney that he thought that we'd do right by the land and would fit in best in the area, since it's very rural and we've lived among the Amish before. He said he could tell that we're sincere and respect their ways, even if we are "the English" to them. :)

It's gonna be a GREAT weekend!
  • Current Music
    me - sighing relief

To all the animal lovers

I think this is one of the most beautifully touching things I've ever read. It was posted to a Bengal cat rescue list that I'm subbed to. I dedicate it here to all of you who care for and love the creatures of the world and to the animal friends I've had the pleasure and the honor to share my life with:

I am an Animal Rescuer

My job is to assist God's creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan, thought 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

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 animals in Heaven
But I believe there are
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind
We may be master of the animals,
But the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven't learned

War and Abuse makes 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 making a difference ever 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

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, we have already won

-Annette King Tucker
  • Current Music
    a bumble bee humming outside my window