Karlin, as puppies we had terrible lives;
we were forced to be teenage mothers and wives.
We’ll always love humans but it’s very hard,
(when we’re made to suckle in a breeder’s back yard)
to wag our tails and not be afraid,
when rough men give orders that must be obeyed.
You heard of our plight and it touched your big heart,
so you sent in the cavalry – now that was a start.
Then you found us a mommy who’d lost her wee love,
asking for answers from heaven above.
Well, she feeds us, she walks us, she cleans out our ears,
now my sister and I are losing our fears.
We yap to the neighbours (and their doggies too),
but Karlin, without you it wouldn’t be true.
You give up your time and you do it for free,
to rescue poor wretches like Minnie and me.
Thank you for caring, what more can we say?
Except to send love on St. Valentine’s day.
With gratitude from Cara and Minnie-moo Lindsay.