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Stars of the Silver Screen…. and their dogs

Audrey Hepburn

Brigette Bardot

Catherine Deneuve

Elizabeth Taylor

Ginger Rogers

Kathryn Adams

Lauren Bacall

Lucille Ball

Marilyn Monroe

Mia Farrow

Olivia de Havilland

Shirley Temple

 

Source:  Listal.com

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in Dog Blog, Lists, Photos

 

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I am an Animal Rescuer

Previously I had posted an abbreviated version of this poem below, only because that is all I had.  Now, via an online fellow animal and dog-lover, I have found the full poem, the website, and the author.

Thank you, Notsuredomus and his blog “The Familiar Spirit” (please check it out – some great postings) for helping direct me to the original!

Here is the poem in full from the site “Wild Heart Ranch“.  Photo below of the author and a coyote rescue.

I Am an Animal Rescuer

My job is to assist God’s creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan, thought, or selection
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body

I have Animal Friends and friends who have animal friends
I don’t often use the word “pet”
I notice those lost at the road side
And my heart aches
I will hand raise a field mouse
And make friends with a vulture
I know of no creature unworthy of my time

I want to live forever if there aren’t animals in Heaven
But I believe there are
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind
We may be master of the animals,
But the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven’t learned

War and Abuse makes me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind
We are a quiet but determined army
And making a difference ever day

There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play
who only days ago, was too weak to eat

I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done,
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full

Written from a wild heart by:
Annette King-Tucker, Animal Rescuer
Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue
Claremore, Oklahoma
www.wildheartranch.org

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in Dog Blog, Rescues, Stories

 

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