There comes a time in everyone's life that you can no longer be angry about the past and must move ahead in
a positive way..
by Tailedtreasuresofmd Rescue on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 1:59pm
This is dedicated to my husband David Whitney. Because of our circumstances
I tried to remove him from every part of my life, my being, etc... and although our personal life has changed I must give
credit where credit is due. For without him I truly could NOT have done all the rescues I have done and everything involved
with animals. For those of you know me personally and all the details maybe you won't understand and say she has lost it but
for me, to be able to continue in saving animals lives and having Tailed Treasures go on, it is what needed to be done and
I am at peace with it. Not only did he do the video's, the web sites, etc..he spent many long exhausting hours helping me
with rescues, transports, adoptions, and even dressed up as Santa at an adoption day so pets could have their picture taken
with him. And although he may never see this, I will know and always be grateful for all he has done. I took him off of Tailed
Treasures little bio because I was angry, I am putting him back on so that I will remember and be grateful for all he do and
not receive the credit he did deserve. I know he will continue to make a difference in the lives of animals no matter where
is. I have enclosed just a few of our pictures but, my list is endless of the ones that he has helped. This poem is for him.....
Once I was a lonely dog, Just looking for a home. I had no place to go, No one to call my own. I wandered
up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow. I ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go. My skin would itch,
my feet were sore, My body ached with pain. And no one stopped to give a pat Or to gently say my name. I never saw a loving
glance, I was always on the run. For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun. And then one day I heard a voice
So gentle, kind and sweet, And arms so soft reached down to me And took me off my feet. "No one again will hurt you Was
whispered in my ear." "You'll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear." "You will be
dry, you will be warm, you'll have enough to eat." "And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be
sweet." I was afraid I must admit, I've lived so long in fear. I can't remember when I let A human come so near. And
as she tended to my wounds And bathed and brushed my fur She told me about the rescue group And what it meant to her. She
said, "We are a circle, A line that never ends." "And in the center there is you protected by new friends."
"And all around you are the ones that check the pounds, And those that share their home after you've been found."
"And all the other folk are searching near and far. "To find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star."
She said, "There is a family, that's waiting patiently, and pretty soon we'll find them, just you wait and see."
"And then they'll join our circle they'll help to make it grow, so there'll be room for more like you, who have no place
to go." I waited very patiently, The days they came and went. Today's the day I thought, my family will be sent. Then
just when I began to think It wasn't meant to be, there were people standing there just gazing down at me. I knew them in
a heartbeat, I could tell they felt it too. They said, "We have been waiting for a special dog like you." Now every
night I say a prayer to all the gods that be. "Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me. But most of all
protect the dogs in the pound and on the street. And send a Rescue Person to lift them off their feet."