Rachel Kall and Sammie...
|Sammie the King Diva|
I have three special cats: Leo (tabby), Willow (calico), and Sammie (black tripod). They’re all rescues, and have touched my heart in so many ways. Each one of them has unique personalities. Today I’ll tell you Sammie’s story. Sammie was a stray cat that I fed for over a year until one day I saw he was badly injured. I trapped him and took him to the vet where they had to amputate one of his back legs. But that didn’t slow him down! Now he thinks he’s a cat king diva who rules the other two cats and the two dogs. Helping animals is very close to my heart. Here is a poem I wrote about animal rescuers.
A Rescue Poem:
When you think you can go on no more
when you feel you’re at your wits end
of death, desperation, and despair
the eyes of the longing helpless dog
the whimpers of the abandoned kitten
But who speaks for them?
who fights for them?
we are all tired, overworked, distraught and forlorn
but it’s for those who have no voice
those that only have their longing eyes
their special ways
a whimpering prayer
a desire for love
they bring so much to us
and ask for so very little in return
food, warmth, and just a bit of love
we continue to open our hearts
even though we have so little to give
our pockets are empty, our hands are tired, are hearts are broken
in the end
we still give
we still try
we cannot give up
because in the end
the silent ones
are counting on us