Merry Christmas my babies. This has been a very busy year. I have fostered 3 dogs this year, all of which had been hit by cars and were in bad condition. I am happy to report that with a lot of good food, daily attention to wounds and love, two of them are completely healed and have found forever homes, the third one, I have adopted. He was found laying on the side of the road. A good summaritian called the City because he had been laying there for 2 days and they thought he was dead. It so happend that Gail, who heads up Companion Animal Network, was at the shelter when they brought him in. Gail said when she saw his face she had to do something as the shelter was going to put him down. He went to emergency surgery because the bones in his leg were completely snapped in half and hanging out of his leg. He was a mess from head to toe. The Vet said he was obviously dragged on the street by the car. How could someone hit a beautiful dog and just leave them there?? It is beyond me. Gail called me from the emergency room to see if I could take Wyatt (that is the name she gave him and I am still calling him), because I use to be a nurse and she knew I could take care of him. She brought him over and I just broke down and cried. He was a mess. It took me 2 months to get his skin all cleared of road rash. It took 3 months of hydrotherapy on his leg (which was plated and screwed back together), to get to the point where he could begin walking on it again. Six months down the road, the plate and pins have been removed, he now has a cast on his leg which will come off in 3 more weeks and he is already running and walking again. Wyatt is a beautiful white dog - we think a mix with American Eskimo, Chow, and a little Border Collie. He looks like the white dog on "Animal Miracles" on Animal Planet. He loves life and is full of love to give. I cannot help but think that you all may have had something to do with sending Wyatt my way. After all, you are angels in Heaven now.
Well, my United Animal Nations Emergency Animal Rescue Training was almost put to use a couple of months ago. Southern California was on fire and we were put on standby to go to California to rescue animals. We were ready to move out, bags packed, equipment ready, but California is so organized that they told us they thought they would be okay after all because so many people took their animals with them this time.
Thanks to all of the hard work of the ASPCA and SPCA (which I volunteer for) around the country, we were able to pass numerous laws this year regarding animal cruelty. The animals are finally beginning to win and people are finally seeing that animals are such an important part of our lives and, if we would stop long enough to listen and to watch animals, we would learn what this universe is really all about.
Because of all of you my babies, I have become very active in fostering and rescuing animals. I do this work to honor each of you and to spread the love I still feel for each of you.
Heaven must be very busy right now. I bet there is a huge celebration for Christ's birthday. I am sure you all are in the middle of all of it.
Someone told me that dogs in Heaven all have jobs to do and that they felt the dogs were the angels sent to stand by soldiers at war and to comfort them. I could see all of you being angels to our soldiers, I hope you are, that would mean you have a very very important job to do.
I miss each of you and hold a great love for each of you in my heart and soul. The love seems to grow as time goes by. Every now and then I will be somewhere and see something that I would have bought for one of you or hear a song on the radio as I leave the park we use to walk in and that stab hits me in my soul again, the overwhelming punch in the soul and, as the tears come again, I reverse the sadness to gladness because I picture all of you happy, healthy, running, jumping, playing, and doing your jobs in Heaven and I know I will see you all again one day.
Please come to visit me in my dreams. I have not had a visit in a while and I miss those visits. I need to know what is going on up there and what all of you are doing.
Well, I guess I will close for now. Merry Christmas my babies. I love you all more today than yesterday and think of all of you often, very often.