:It’s raining…Apsos!Posted: July 15, 2008
This is a noteworthy post on Vickie’s ApsoRescueColorado blog …
Folks, rescue desperately needs some help. We’re being inundated with calls to take in owner-surrendered Apsos and strays. Unfortunately, we only have two foster homes in Colorado … myself and my rescue partner. We simply do not have the space to intake any more at this time. If you’ve adopted from us in the past, you are already approved as a foster home!!
Please consider sharing a bit of your home and heart with a little one that desperately needs a second chance. If interested, please read “Brother, Can You Spare” and then contact ApsoRescue@aol.com with any questions regarding our policies/procedures, what fostering entails, and how you can help.
Alone and Afraid
There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.
And just when I thought you’d done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, “Sweetheart, you’re ready to go.
I’ve done all I can, and you’ve learned all I know.”
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay.
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I’ve moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I’ll never forget what I learned that first day.
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You’ll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours … but you’ll always be mine.