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Nicki
3rd September 2006, 09:15 PM
BLESSED ARE THEY
by Roxanne DeWinter, 2001

Blessed Are They
who despite their own strife,
do whatever is needed
to save one more life.

Blessed Are They
who make it their choice
to look after the innocent
ones with no voice.

Blessed Are They
who with patience and care
show the hurt and abandoned
that someone is there.

Blessed Are They
who remain in the fight
as a soul that they've loved
slips away in the night....

Blessed Are They
who give all that they know,
then surrender their "children"
and watch as they go...

And Blessed Are They
who by deed make it known,
that by saving these lives,

we are saving our own.....

Nicki
3rd September 2006, 10:45 PM
and another...

"Found this on the Bullie site "

Will You Help Me Unpack?"
Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
and all nicely tucked in my warm new bed,
I should unpack my baggage, lest I forget,
There is so much to carry, so much to regret...

Hmm...Yes there it is, right on top, let's first unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and hides Shame,
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave,
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
but I wasn't good enough for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage? Will you help me unpack?
Or recoil from my things and take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage, and never repack?
I pray that you do, for I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage — do you still want me?

Alison_Leighfield
3rd September 2006, 10:51 PM
Nicki,

They are so both full of meaning for me.

Any little Cavalier that came to my door would have their baggage willingly unpacked...and never, ever repacked...

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

Nicki
3rd September 2006, 10:59 PM
I know...and you would have a houseful, bless you. One day...

matties mum
3rd September 2006, 11:32 PM
Yes I seen these 2 poems before and so would I when I can for any little dogs that came to me Aileen

Maxxs_Mummy
4th September 2006, 12:26 PM
Oh Nicki,

I'm in tears now, they were such lovely poems. It's true that they bring their baggage but they also bring lots of love with them too.

How anyone could ever hurt one of these little angels is beyond me.

Although Charlie is now happy and settled here, he still has that 'haunted' look in his eyes sometimes. I just wish I could take away his past and make it all better for him :(

misty
4th September 2006, 01:55 PM
Oh Nicki,

I'm in tears now, they were such lovely poems. It's true that they bring their baggage but they also bring lots of love with them too.

How anyone could ever hurt one of these little angels is beyond me.

Although Charlie is now happy and settled here, he still has that 'haunted' look in his eyes sometimes. I just wish I could take away his past and make it all better for him :(


awwww (((( Charlie )))). It breaks my heart that dogs are born without any expectations or preconceptions. They don't ask for the baggage that people burden them with and it takes a lot longer to unburden them than to cause the damage in the first place.

Beautiful poems - the 2nd one in particular means a lot to me at the moment.

Karlin
4th September 2006, 03:25 PM
They don't ask for the baggage that people burden them with

That's for sure, and people give them some very strange things for their suitcase.

These are some of the baggage packers I would like to have 'sent packing'...

* the couple who got two cavaliers -- which have a life expectancy of 10-12 years -- and when as planned the wife got pregnant a couple of years later, decided the two dogs will take too much attention once the baby comes

* the teen who is a bit bored with her cavalier -- offered for free in the small ads as a 'good watchdog' as it is left outside all the time

* the cavalier mix left at the pound because 'they didn't want her anymore' -- afraid of collar and lead as she has obviously never been walked in her life and has no clue how to socialise with dogs because she has clearly never left a garden to meet one

* the family who need to rehome their cavalier 'because the garden at our new house won't be finished for a long time'

* the man who left his older cavalier at the pound because he guarded food from his two new dogs; and then, the foster home mother who let her child go near the same dog while eating contrary to firm advice and when it growled, locked the cavalier on the coldest day in winter in the coal shed for a whole day and threatened to take him to the pound unless someone came and got him immediately

:swear:

misty
4th September 2006, 04:29 PM
Karlin

I cannot believe some of these people.

That poor dog being given up in favour of the 2 newcomers, because he guarded his food.
:x :x

Bradley's a guarder and my daughter is not allowed near him whilst he is eating or playing, or sitting on something he's trying to hide. I am hoping we make steady progress, but in the meantime I won't take any chances. Guarding does not mean a dog is vicious or aggressive, it just means it doesn't want to give something up and they need to be patiently taught how to go about things.

Karlin
4th September 2006, 06:24 PM
Needless to say this woman isn't one of my fosters anymore and had come via a third party recommendation -- she'd been fine with a previous dog but that was that. Tara went and rescued the dog from the coal shed and was speechless with anger.

All dogs happily homed now too. :)

Maxxs_Mummy
4th September 2006, 06:44 PM
Karlin, people make me so angry :x I wonder how they'd like to be locked in the garden all day or in a coal shed :yikes

We've been in this house for 3 1/2 years and our garden is only just about finished now - oh what fun it's been with those lovely paw prints all over the show :lol:

I thought it would be all done and dusted now that we have a completely doggy friendly garden - oh no, not with Lord Maxximillion..... He's found a way through Daddy's barricades onto the soil and inhales it ready to come and sneeze all over Mamma as a good morning welcome :roll: :lol:

sramirez
5th September 2006, 03:59 PM
My last two cavs have been "rehomed" and come to live with me. I've always felt like I loved them as much as if they had come as tiny pups. Both have had medical problems, but that's just some of the baggage they bring and you gotta love it!

I wouldn't trade them for any puppies - all tho' I'd love to have puppies too!

Sheri