Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Different Point of View

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

Who's recued YOU? The three best animals I have ever owned were all shelter rescues. If you are thinking of adding a fur-baby to your family, PLEASE, check your local shelter first!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Random Dozen October 6th! Happy Birthday Lid!!

This week is Lid's birthday week and for her birthday all she wanted was for some of us bloggers to send her the questions for this week's Random Dozen. Fabulous questions, ladies, I can't wait to read everyone's answers! To join the fun go to Lid's Blog

Here they are: 
1. From "Men Are Dumb ....": If you had a theme song that played whenever you walked into a room full of people, what would it be? Closer to the Heart. I am an absolute Rush addict and this is one of my favorite songs. The message is SO great about making change and how everyone has to do their part that I want EVERYONE to hear it! 

2. From Pam of "Alert And Oriented x 4": Which of your shoes are your absolute favorite, and which are of the object of your most painful shoe-buyer's remorse? Faves? My L.L. Bean Vacationland Sport Mary Janes. Follow this link to see what they look like (so super cute!!) and they are the most comfy shoes I have EVER had! Most remorseful? The SAME shoes! I think they have totally spoiled me for any other shoes...seriously...and that's bad because winter is coming on!

3. From Susanne of "Living to Tell the Story": Tell about your favorite birthday celebration that you've personally experienced. My 18th. My absolute best friend took me to dinner at my favorite restaurant, gave me a present I had been dying for and never said a word about to anyone, and then we went back to his place and just watched classic movies all night. Seriously! It was the best birthday because I didn't feel like I had to be "on" the whole time, pretending to love a crowd, adore a cake that was decorated in a way too young theme and of course, as every other year, was a white cake with lemon filling. No matter how many times I told my mom I hated white cake and lemon filling I always got "well, that's what your father likes best." Ummm, wasn't his birthday!! LOL that's my mom in a nutshell for ya...

4. From Lori of "Just me and My Life": If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be? Ben and Jerry's Dublin Mudslide. Can't get it year round so I scarf as much as I can when the stores have it! With a name like Moira Finnuala Killarney McGarry, could I be any other flavor? ;-) 

5. Cindy Swanson of "Notes in the Key of Life" asks: Have you ever had a crush on a movie star? Who was it, and are you still crushing? Alan Rickman! If you know Harry Potter (the movies) you know who I  mean! No matter what character he plays (but especially yummy as Snape) he makes me swoon! 

6. Jill from "Jill Boyd's Place" inquires: Glasses or braces--if you had to wear one, which would it be? Glasses. I have to wear them anyway and my hubby thinks they make me look sexy and smart! 

7. Nel from "Fasteneau Facts" asks: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Toronto. Please, don't make me elaborate. I will wind up crying. I go visit every chance I get but I miss being able to walk everywhere and everything was within walking distance. Waking up super early and savoring coffee and the paper at The 2nd Cup (Yes, Lid it's real and a chain!) or spend the night sitting with friends at The Butler's Pantry and chat and play board games and make earrings and drink tea, LOL!! Not to mention Rush is from Toronto and they play a lot of shows in the city...

8. Thena from "Patiently Waiting" wants to know: If money were no obstacle, what would be the perfect birthday gift to receive? A house in Toronto!!

9. From "Life Through Bifocals," LynnMarie asks: What is your favorite birthday meal? Four cheese stuffed shells with pesto sauce, parmesan topped garlic toast, bruschetta, lentil soup and Caesar salad. 

10. Debby at "Just Breathe" checks in with: Do you still send hand-written thank you notes? Yes, I do. Simply because I appreciate the time people take to send me things or to help me out and I think a hand-written note is much more elegant than an email or store-bought card. 

11. Linda from "Mocha with Linda" poses this question: What is something you've done that you never thought you'd do? Sky diving! Never thought I would but I did for my 25th birthday and it was awesome!! 

12. Jewel, my homegirl from Indiana who writes at "Musings from the World of Jewel," is very insistent that we answer this: Mount Rushmore honors four US Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If you could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why? If I had to pick JUST one person, I think it would be impossible. I would like to add the women who fought for women's rights. The African-Americans who fought for civil rights. Native Americans who fought and lost their lives to preserve their heritage, culture, and way of life...