Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stray's Prayer

I came across this today and just had to post it. Please take a moment to read and think about the thousands of animals in shelters & on the streets...

Stray's Prayer

Dear God, please send me somebody who'll care! I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair. My body is aching, it's so racked with pain,and dear God I pray, as I run in the rain. That someone will love me and give me a home,a warm cozy bed and a big juicy bone.

My last owner tied me all day in the yard. Sometimes with no water, and God that was hard. So I chewed my leash, and God I ran away. To rummage in garbage and live as a stray. But now God, I'm tired and hungry and cold, and I'm so afraid that I'll never grow old.

They've chased me with sticks and hit me with stones, while I run the streets just looking for bones! I'm not really bad, God, please help if you can, or I have become just a "Victim of Man!" I'm wormy dear God and I'm ridden with fleas, and all that I want is an Owner to please!

If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good, and I won't chew their shoes, and I'll do as I should. I'll love them, protect them and try to obey....when they tell me to sit, to lie down or to stay! I don't think I'll make it too long on my own, cause I'm getting so weak and I'm so all alone.

Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry, cause I'm so afraid God, that I'm gonna die. And I've got so much love and devotion to give, that I should be given a new chance to Live! So dear God, please answer my prayer, and send me someone who will REALLY care..

That is, Dear God, if YOU'RE REALLY there!

Author Unknown

Even if you're not looking to adopt or foster, maybe you can donate just a little to your local shelter or rescue (its sometimes as simple as dropping off a box of dog cookies or sending a check for $5 or donating your old blankets & towels or giving an hour or two to help out at the shelter ... or even just paying attention to your surroundings and not turning a blind eye if you see a stray or lost animal on the side of the road ... every tiny bit counts!). Speaking of which, I just wanted to publicly commend Sonya on her wonderful rescue of "Black Dog." I don't think she was ever even intending to foster, but it looks like she's gained a 4-legged family member! We need more Sonya's in the world... Through knitting & blogging, I'm meeting many, many wonderful ladies friends who are involved in dog rescue... scroll through my list of favorite blogs on the sidebar and you'll find many of them. It's amazing how many knitters are also involved in dog rescue!

1 comment:

NH Knitting Mama said...

What a nice way to bring awareness to the cause.

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