Thank you for this 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 him.
If I had sat here comfortably in my home and said "I already have four
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. He was
the picture of health, finally. He was all smiles for me.... and I
smiled back at his happy face. Deep in his eyes, the storm clouds of
illness and generalized poor health had blown away, and the clear light
of his perfection radiated out from his beautiful soul. He holds no ill
will toward man. He forgives us all.
I thought to myself as I impressed this one last long look of him 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. Lord, he's a dog - but he's a better human being
than I am. He has forgiven quickly. Would I do the same?
He passionately enjoys the simple things in life. And I have often overlooked them.
He accepts change and gets on with his life. I fuss and worry about change. He lives today and loves today. And I often dwell in the past or worry about the future. He loves no matter what. I am not that free. This very lovely dog has gone to his new home today and already I miss him. Thank You for bringing this dog into my life. And thank You for the beautiful and tender lesson on how to be a better human.