Dec 15, 2010

A Rescued Dog's Christmas Poem

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to all my dog loving friends out there! I found this Christmas poem & thought it was too sweet not to share on Sassy's behalf! A home for all our fosters is sure on MY Xmas wish list this year! :)
---xoxo Marissa & the crew

Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every rescue is full - we are lost, but not found.
Our foster families love us, they've brough us in,
we're hopeful and thankful to find permanent kin.
They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
"Come here, Maks and Sassy - come fetch your new ball!!"
But now we sit here and think of the days..
we were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways.
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew,
now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.
So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
they reacted so quickly - why were they so rash?
We "jump on the children:, "don't come when they call", we "bark when they leave us", climb over the wall.
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.
If only they'd trained us, if only we knew...
we'd have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.
We were left in the backyard, or worse -let to roam,
now we're tired and lonely and out of a forever home.
They dropped us off at shelters and kissed us good-bye...
"Maybe someone else will give you a try."
So now here we are, all confused and alone...
in a rescue with others who long for a home.
The kind families come through with a meal and a pat,
with good food, vet bills and loving to bat!
They bathe us & play with us, giving each of us cheer...
we know that they wonder how long we'll be here.
We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads..
of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears,
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.
If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the Inn,
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year,
can you give more than hope to everyone here?
Please make a donation to pay for the heat...
and help get us something special to eat.
The rescue that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.
--Author Unknown

Sassy - the Christmas elf!