May 22nd, 2006

aresmist

Just cause this is important to me too...

Am An Animal Rescuer
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> 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 make me hurt for the world
> But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for humankind
> We are a quiet but determined army
> And 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
> 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!
>
> ~ Annette King Tucker ~
--{manages a wildlife rescue ranch}
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