Friday, April 22, 2011

"If NOT for You"

"If NOT for You"
by Judy Obregon


I would've died that day if not for you.

I would've given up on life if not for your kind eyes.

I would've used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.




I would have left this life believing that all humans don't care

Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn't matted,

skin that isn't flea bitten, good food and enough of it, beds to sleep on,

someone to love me, to show me I deserve love just because I exist.





Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands

Your big heart saved me...

You saved me from the terror of the pound,

Soothing away the memories of my old life.



You have taught me what it means to be loved.

I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me.

I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair

Why you do it

When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes

You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter

Make just a little more room...to save one more like me.


I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes

In the best way I know how

Reminding you why you go on trying.

I am the reason

The dogs before me are the reason

As are the ones who come after.

Our lives would've been wasted, our love never given

We would die if not for you.

** dedicated to my whole mismatched pack of rescues who i love with all my entire heart. no matter how tough things get these beutiful eyes you see here make it all worth it.**

momma pittie and the entire

18 comments:

Pauley, Middy, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Aawwww now you have went & made us cry. Your pups are very lucky :)

3 doxies said...

Okay...all I can say is wow and here comes da tears!
Can I has a tissue please?

Puddles

Momma Tea said...

That is beautiful and sums up how all people involved in rescue do it. I would not have missed a single solitary second with Molly, Richie or Ronnii even the heartbreaking ones. They gave me far more than I gave them.

Thank you so much for such a beautiful post.
With Love
Momma Tea
xxx x xxx

Frankie Furter said...

OH this is just Wonderful!!! And the perfect time for posting it, since some crazy peeps grab up furry and feathered "presents" fur Easter.. and then... later DUMP them.

Happy Easter to all of you.

PeeS... Mona and Weenie haven't posted lately.. are they and their wonderful mom Miss Sarah OK???

Cinnamon said...

Warm wishes and big wet kisses, for a Happy Easter.

JackDaddy said...

That was so good. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Benny and Lily said...

Great! Now we're all sniffing and slobbering over here.
Benny & Lily

Ina in Alaska said...

Mommish you made me cry... but a good cry..... thanks for all you do for your dogs and for caring for ours. We love you so much! xoxoxo

The Teacher's Pets said...

That is a wonderfully touching poem! Those must surely be the words that all rescued animals are saying and thinking once they get out of their bad situation and into a better one! Bravo!

Sarge said...

Wow, beautiful words. Reminds us all how lucky we are to have each other since we enrich each other's lives.
Grr and a Touched Woof,
Sarge, COP

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your words say so very much.
Your words are filled love that stretches for many miles.
Your heart is so beautiful
love
tweedles

Asta said...

Momma Pittie
That is the most bootiful post I've evew seen
Mommi's eyes awe leaking
youw big heawt moves us always.
I love all youw bootiful Pack and youw kind sweet soul
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Maggie Mae said...

So beootiful! Thank you fur sharin' it wif us. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Ok you guys, now ya got the Mommy all crying & sniffing. The words are so true an meaningful. Mommy's coming over tomorrow ans she says she can't wait to hung each and everyone of you.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

mayziegal said...

Ohmidogness, Miss Sandra. This was so very much beautiful and made my mom gets all leaky. I kept thinking of my Angel Donna Fostermommy when I read that. There are so many of us doggies and kittehs out here who owe our whole entire lives to peoples like her and like you.

Loving wiggles & wags,
Mayzie

Tucker said...

Momma always says she would live in the car and eats ramen for foodables , but I would be wif her.

woof - Tucker

Sam said...

What a beautiful poem.

Sam

loveandaleash said...

what a sweet post. you are all so lucky to have each other.