Sunday, March 18, 2012

Journey of a DREAM

Journey of a Dream
A dream is born in the mind,
A picture of what might be
A vision of a new and better life.
But if it stays in the mind,
It becomes another wish unfulfilled.
It must move on
The dream moves to the heart,
Feelings surround it, giving it life.
But if it stays in the heart,
It becomes a "could have been,"
Dying in the fire of emotion.
It must move on.
The dream moves to the hands,
There to be put into action
Having been given life in the heart,
It comes to fruition through work.
But if the dream stays in your hands,
It becomes self-serving.
It must move on.
So place your hand in the hand of another,
And the dream moves on...forever.
By Lanny Bassham

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Rescued a Human Today!

I Rescued a Human Today.
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  
I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so  
she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my  
cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers  
get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card, I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the  
future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on  
her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up  
against the bars to comfort her.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her  
cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened  
and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her  
safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see  
that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.  
So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At  
least I could save one.
I rescued a human today.

By: Janine Allen
Copyright by "Rescue Me Dog".