“For all those who Foster”

Thank You for bringing this foster dog into my life.

Had I not made the decision to participate in rescue, I would never have had the chance to meet her. If I had sat here comfortably in my home and said “I already have two dogs and I know that I couldn’t take in another – even on a temporary basis,” I would never have met this dog.

Yes, it takes time to rescue and foster… but who gave me Time in the first place? And why or what was the reason I was given Time? To fill my own needs? Or was there another reason ever so small and seemingly insignificant, like rescuing this one dog, that could make a difference in another’s life? Perhaps to add joy, hope, help and companionship to another who is in need?

With great sadness, I sat down on a footstool in my kitchen this morning and watched as this foster dog bounced back into the house and skidded across the floor to sit ever so perfectly in front of me. She was the picture of health, finally. She was all smiles for me…. and I smiled back at her happy face. Deep in her eyes, the storm clouds of neglect and generalized poor health had blown away, and the clear light of her perfection radiated out from her beautiful soul. She holds no ill will toward man. She forgives us all.

I thought to myself as I impressed this one last long look of her into my heart, what a very fine creature You have created. Tears slowly pooled and spilled over my cheekbones as the deeper realization of how wonderful this dog is sank into my internal file cabinet of Needful Things to Remember. She’s a dog – but she’s a better human being than I am.

She has forgiven quickly. Would I do the same?

She passionately enjoys the simple things in life. And I have often overlooked them.

She accepts change and gets on with her life. I fuss and worry about change.

She lives today and loves today. And I often dwell in the past or worry about the future.

She loves no matter what. I am not that free.

This very lovely dog has gone to her new home today and already I miss her. Thank You for bringing this dog into my life. And thank her for the beautiful and tender lesson on how to be a better human.

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19th Annual GSRNE Auction
Sunday, April 29, 2018  11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Open to the public! [more]
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