Saturday, December 12, 2009

Please help if you can...

Most of you know that BoxAR Rescue is very near and dear to my heart. They are the rescue group that saved Rex from wondering the streets and gave our house a new boxer to love and spoil. Because of them, I have found laughter and a smile again every time I look at my boxer boy!! I know money is tight - especially here at the holidays, but BoxAR has experienced two losses today and have large vet bills that have accumulated from saving these dogs from abuse and neglect and trying to find them loving homes. Please consider sending them a donation of any amount. Even $10 would help...it all adds up!! You can donate by paypal on their website or mail a check. Checks can be mailed to BoxAR Rescue, 195 Haylea Lane, Ward, AR, 72176. If I am on your Christmas list as someone you need to shop for - then, a little card saying you donated to BoxAR in my name for Christmas is all I need! Here are the faces that were lost today by BoxAR and fortunately knew love at the end because of the awesome women in this group: Above is Connie...she went to the Rainbow Bridge last night. All of Jax's meds were donated to her but they weren't enough to get her well. Some of you donated in Jax's name when he went to the Rainbow Bridge in August and your money went to help more boxers like Connie. Lucky, for her, she was with Ms. Bonnie and knew the love of a gentle and kind person for the last of her days.
This sad boy was named Oliver and BoxAR rescued him on Thursday. He was so thin and weak that he could barely walk. Most people wouldn't touch him but BoxAR could see past the missing hair and gave him love for the last two days of his life. Oliver never made it to his forever home with a family to love him, but I know Jax is being a good boy in doggie heaven and welcoming all these BoxAR babies to play with him and Rocky.
BoxAR still has vet bills to cover for Oliver's intensive care the past few days. If you can, please help them out.
One other way to help out the many boxers still in BoxAR's care is to take your dog to Petsense in Searcy on Saturday the 19th for pictures with Santa. It's only $5 a picture and all the money goes directly to the dogs. Pictured below is one of the BoxAR babies looking for her forever home right now...Faye...you can learn more about her on the website. I have linked up the web addy at the beginning of this post and again here.
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 what ever 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 'bout 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 heart beat,
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."
~Arlene Pace

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