As I reflect on this year past, I am grateful for the friendships made..
YOU, those that read my blog and travel this journey with me.
I wish you all the LOVE that can fill your heart..
I wish you the BEST that life has to give...
I wish that all your days be filled with JOY..
May you know your friendships are cherished, even though I am not the best at keeping in touch, due to my animal schedules:)
I hope that you may be a part of my journey with the animals, for many years to come..
I will say it again, it is because of you that I continue on..
You give me strength, both financially and emotionally.
Without the help given, I could not do as much as I do.
Thank you a MILLION times over, from the bottom of my heart...
I count my blessings daily and I am blessed because of YOU, those that touch my life!!
Please leave me a note on my blog, so that I know you, that read and are a part of my internet friends..
That is my Christmas wish:)
((Yes, I know I'm a day late.. What else is new:) Blogger wasn't posting for me yesterday..))
Bless your heart for all you do for all the animals.
I had a small part in helping an old wandering dog find his way home on Sunday -- I can see why you keep going, through all the heartbreak. I felt very good, knowing he got home before he was hit by a car.....
-- Vicki in Michigan
Hugs from NM,
(lisaofnm on Live Journal)
Have been thinking of you and of all of the wonderful things that you do for our four legged friends...
I hope that you had the most wonderful Christmas-you truly deserve it.
I was telling my family that you are going to be teaching at one of my favorite stamp stores, The Stamp Act in Marshfield, MA...and telling them your story. My Dad said "Hey, that's my friend from Arizona." LOL!!!!!! He remembered you-I thought that was cute. My Mom loves what you do...(as do we all)
Lots of hugs
I check your blog daily and am always left with a hopeful yet hopeless feeling. It's not you, it's me. I'm always feeling guilty for not being able to take in a dog or to be able to financially help you out. I'm barely making it myself.
But you do inspire me and I have secretly made it a goal of mine to someday run an animal rescue myself. Hopefully one day I'll get married, have a house of my own, with land to accompany many rescued animals like you.
I know where the Metro Animal Control facility is and I always want to go and save the animals...but I'd have no where to take them.
So this is what I can do. Since I too live in Tennessee, I'd like to offer you my help. At the moment I can't send money or supplies, but I can offer my time, my help, my services.
If you need someone to come to your house to help with the animals, I'm just an email away.
I work odd hours during the week, but if you need a helper on the weekends....please don't hesitate to email me.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. I think of you everytime I scritch a dogs ears. You are an amazing woman.
It may be a tough road, but you have so many people and furry friends behind you.
remember the german shorthair that didn't work out? we had a stray shorthair mix (she's a solid dark brown but with the white stripey down her face and she points, lol) show up over a month ago, and long story short, we have a new dog, lol. i won't comment on the former owner who was only too happy to get rid of her, but we are so happy to have her as a member of our family! hope y'all have a wonderful new year and we finally get to meet in person!
I hope you had a beautiful Christmas~
I thank you for sharing all your stories, you always inspire me! xoxo
I love your blog. I am not in the habit of leaving messages, but you are such a special person. You are incredibly strong. I couldn't go into a pound, I'd be in pieces. Goodness only knows I'm in pieces reding your blog most of the time. 8-)
Thank you, thank you and thank you for doing all that you do. As soon as I get back on my feet a bit more I'll send you a donation. 'Bout all I can do from Australia, as I don't think my art is up to the calibre donated to your art auction.
With huge hugs of love across the ocean - Annie
How is Noel today?
I think your art is beautiful, what you do is beautiful and you are beautiful!
I love to visit your blog and read your stories and see all the lives you've saved. It makes me hug my dog every single time!
Well, anyway, I send you so much love and blessings as this year makes it huge, groaning turn into the next. You are such a gift to me and to everyone who gets to know who you are, and what you are doing. I send the gentlest of hugs to Noel, who has captured my heart, and about whom I cannot stop thinking. Keep that outrageous and blazing light of yours burning. You are lighting up the sky, and every one of us. Biggest hugs and kisses, to you and all those precious animals, Patsy
Reading about Noel was heartbreaking. What a wonderful thing you did saving her. I wish I could know you and work with you. Debbie
Blessings to you as you continue to advocate for those who need you most. I hope my small contribution will help in some way.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2007,
I wish you a fantastic 2007 - you are a wonderful person and I hope you get all that you wish for and more
The work you do is nothing short of incredible - you are truly an inspiration!
wishing you all the best that 2007 can offer you including peace, art-time and love in abundance!
Wishing you and all of those angels with fur the very best of new years... you do such amazing work... and I finally got off my fanny this morning and made a donation... I wish I could do more. You are an amazing woman doing amazing things... and I hope that you and Noel and all the other sweet angels at A Place to Bark know that you are supported and encouraged and admired. What a tremendous example you provide for the rest of us.
God Bless you...
You are such a love and a very special person with a big, big heart and kind soul. I think your unconditional love and commitment is truly beautiful and rare. I give my kitty babies hugs and kisses after reading your entries.
My best to all,