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Tongue Tied Tuesday from an Angel With Paws

This Tongue Tied Tuesday brings you Dallas, the angel behind our Angel With Paws Tounge Tied Tuesdaymovement.

Dallas loved getting dressed up in her bandanas, that meant company was coming or we were going on an adventure. She also loved celebrating with her family.

Here she’s enjoying a special dog birthday cake complete with instant mashed potato icing.



Send a rescue person to lift them off their feet…

bigstock-Wings-Halo-47418625I don’t know who wrote this but I just love the message. Rescue is truly a community effort that starts with one dog…

“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. 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.”

If you know who wrote this please let me know, I’d love to attach these words to the wonderful person who wrote them.

The journey begins…

Angel PawsToday I put pen to paper on a journey that started for me many years ago, the day I rescued a Golden Retriever named Dallas. She flew home with me to California after a business trip to Charleston, South Carolina and was my angel for nearly 16 years.

In her honor I’m starting  An Angel With Paws. Today we’re a small team (just me an my angel) working to promote animal well-being. Someday I hope we grow into a full fledged animal rescue and sanctuary (think A Place to Bark) but today we start small and set the journey in motion.

This post marks the ”formal start’ for  An Angel With Paws but believe me this day has been a long time coming. I have dreams and ideas, hopes and ambitions, goals I’d like to accomplish and so much to learn on how best to help animals.

I’ll share a few of the goals I’d like to accomplish on this journey and welcome your thoughts and ideas as well. Here at  An Angel With Paws were going to work to…

  • Educate the public on why it’s important to have your pets spayed and neutered
  • Share resources on affordable spay and neuter clinics
  • Promote fostering of shelter pets
  • Network shelter pets for adoption and rescue
  • Stop puppy mills and the sale of cats and dogs at pet stores, adopt don’t shop
  • Disrupt the kill shelter process

Long and ambitious list I know, but you have to start someplace and have your goals in mind. I hope to join others working in the rescue community, learn from them, contribute and become a voice that promotes animal well-being.

I invite you to join me on this journey, please share your suggestions, experience, advice and ideas. I know this sounds cliche but I think it’s very true… it does take a village.

Dallas was truly a special angel and it’s my hope that as  An Angel With Paws grows, together she and I can help animals .