Milo & I wanted to wish you all a very happy & safe weekend from everyone here at Dyson Abbey and also to remind you how rewarding fostering can be. Writing posts about wildlife and our precious four-legged friends is always such a labour of love for me but the photography not so much hence I’ll be saving the shameless photobombing selfies of our feline family for another day. I have a renewed respect for the patience of all of our photography blogging friends and it’s completely true what they say about working with children & animals (well bored felines anyway).
With most shelters overflowing with unwanted and neglected animals what can be more worthwhile than saving a life like Milo? If you’re on Twitter why not help by an RT which might just find an animal on the euthanasia list a home. And to remind you just how fulfilling either adopting or fostering a rescue animal can be, I’ve posted this touching verse which never fails to reduce me to tears. Hankies at the ready!
There I sat alone and afraid,
You got a call and came to my aid
You bundled me up in blankets and love
and when I needed it most you gave me a hug
I learned that world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend
And just when I thought you’d done all you do,
There came along not just one lesson but two
First you said “sweetheart you’re ready to go,
I’ve done all I can and you’ve learned all I know”
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss,
Along came a new family they even have kids!
They took me to their home forever to stay.
At first I thought you’d sent me away,
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear,
No matter how far you will always be near
And so Foster Mom, you know I’ve moved on,
I have a new home with toys and a lawn
But I’ll never forget what I learned that first day,
Is that you really never give fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by,
We may never meet again but now I know why.
You’ll remember I lived with you for a time,
I may not be yours but you’ll always be mine