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    A RESCUE PET'S CHRISTMAS POEM

    'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
    every shelter is full - we are lost but not found,
    Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
    we hope every minute that someone will care,
    They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
    "Come here, Max and Sparkie - 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 - left to roam,
    now we're tired and lonely and out of a home.
    They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye,
    "Maybe someone else will give you a try."

    So now here we are, all confused and alone,
    in a shelter with others who long for a home.
    The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
    with so many to care for, they can't stay to chat,
    They move to the next kennel, 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 shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
    and more of us will, if more people will give.
    cavaliers at the bridge Mattie and Rocky & Sam & Jake
    Better to light a candle for one lost dog than to curse the darkness of man's indifference. Saving just one dog won't change the world but it surely will change the world for that one dog.

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    If I will ever move to UK, Ireland or some other country where there are dog rescues, I swear I will go and save one sad, old dog and give him a new, good home.
    -Jenný, Ronja, Bono and Nóra

    "If you want your dreams to come true, you have to wake up"

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    That's got me in tears now. I don't know how people can not want their dogs just because they get old. I much prefer the oldies, they are so well worn and comfortable

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    What a lovely poem
    We have adopted all our pets from rescue centres, dogs, cats and horses.
    No heaven can heaven be, if my cavalier isn't there to welcome me.

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