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Someone with my animal rescue group I volunteer with posted this on our message board and I just ove it. I even get a litle teary-eyed at the overwhelming feelig this poem brings over me. If you've never seen it before, then enjoy. If you've seen it already, I hope it re-energizes you. Many blessings to all the rescuers out there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"><br><br><br><br><span>I am an Animal Rescuer<br><br><br><br>
My job is to assist God's creatures<br><br>
I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs<br><br>
I take in helpless, unwanted, homeless creatures<br><br>
without planning or selection<br><br>
I have bought dog food with my last dime<br><br>
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand<br><br>
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid<br><br>
I have fallen in love a thousand times<br><br>
And I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body too many times to count<br><br>
I have Animal Friends and friends who have animal friends<br><br>
I don't often use the word "pet"<br><br>
I notice those lost at the road side<br><br>
And my heart aches<br><br>
I will hand raise a field mouse<br><br>
And make friends with a vulture<br><br>
I know of no creature unworthy of my time<br><br>
I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven<br><br>
But I believe there are<br><br>
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind<br><br>
Some may think we are master of the animals<br><br>
But the animals have mastered themselves<br><br>
Something people still haven't learned<br><br>
War and Abuse make me hurt for the world<br><br>
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind<br><br>
We are a quiet but determined army<br><br>
And we are making a difference every day<br><br>
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan<br><br>
nothing more rewarding than saving a life<br><br>
No higher recognition than watching them thrive<br><br>
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play<br><br>
who only days ago, was too weak to eat<br><br>
By the love of those who I've been privileged to rescue<br><br>
I have been rescued<br><br>
I know what true unconditional love really is<br><br>
for I've seen it shining in the eyes of so many<br><br>
Grateful for so little<br><br>
I am an Animal Rescuer<br><br>
My work is never done<br><br>
My home is never quiet<br><br>
My wallet is always empty<br><br>
But my heart is always full<br><br><br><br>
Author Unknown</span>
 
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