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I meant to say "Touching" poem...it is too sad to be called beautiful...

THE MEANING OF RESCUE

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage lest I forget
... so much to carry, so much to regret.

Hmm . . . Yes, there it is, right on the top
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave

I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage? Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things ... and take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage, to never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage ... will you still want me?
 

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I must say, I got Kylee as a puppy but after being on SM and entering the "dog world" I would never get a puppy again. Everyone here especially has made me realize how many dogs out there are alone just looking for someone to love them.
 

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Aww... Thats sad....
 

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Aw, what a sad but true little poem. But, we know one little girl who has unpacked her bags. Her name is NADIA.
You know Teri, I was just saying to my husband the other night. How could someone do to a little doggie the things that were done to Nadia? She only wanted someone to love her as she loved them. She never asked to be their pet, they chose her and they let her down. It is such a shame that she had to suffer such pain. But, those days are gone forever. She is in her forever home.
 

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Originally posted by Sassy's mommy@Sep 18 2005, 08:08 PM
Aw, what a sad but true little poem. But, we know one little girl who has unpacked her bags. Her name is NADIA. 
You know Teri, I was just saying to my husband the other night. How could someone do to a little doggie the things that were done to Nadia? She only wanted someone to love her as she loved them. She never asked to be their pet, they chose her and they let her down. It is such a shame that she had to suffer such pain. But, those days are gone forever. She is in her forever home. 

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Come on now, your making my eyes tear and my family is thinking im nuts!
 

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What a beautiful poem.

Sometimes when Luna my rescue, looks at me she gives me this look that wants to say so much that it hurts me. her big black eyes are full of sadness.
She is so calm, so obidient and just wants to please us. I dont understand why her previous owners let her get so bad (healthwise). why was she not wanted and uncared for? I dont understand.
I hope not all of her 8 years of life where as sad as her eyes shows
 

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That is so well said, D&M.

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. You have only to look into the eyes of a rescue to know the sadness and the hurt they have suffered, whether physical or just the hurt from being abandoned by the people they most trusted.

I don't understand either, why people can let these precious souls suffer and then discard them.

But their loss is our gain, right?
 

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Oh what a sad poem... I seriously pictured Nadia saying this to you
Missy's Mom if Nadia doesn't know how great of a home and Mommy she has
yet you just wait she will figure it out and then have a sparkle in her
eye from then on.
 

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I think of this as Naddie's poem, knowing the tremendous sadness and emptiness Missy's passing left in Terri and her husband.

The Gift

Eyes fearful, paws worn
A sorrowful sight
So forlorn

Love they said would be the cure
For the suffering
You had to endure

So our family grew that day
We brought you home
With us you'd stay

Slowly, gently the bond it grew
Faithful, loyal
Loving true

Looking back it's so unclear
How we got by
Without you here

Trusted companion, devoted friend
You give and give
It never ends

They said we were a gift to you
But now we know
Who rescued who



J. M. Berry
 

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Marj.. that poem..... so very very true.. as I said.. Naddie has done much more for us than we for her!! I do believe she is a special "gift".. one I was not seeking but was given because God knew we needed her!

Terry, Angel Missy and little Naddie
 
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