Monday 20 October 2008

For all the dog fosterers out there.

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 Mum, 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.
- Author Unknown-


  1. Awwwww Jo that poem is beautiful...thanks so much for sharing it.
    Right then might want to have a look at my blog and see who won the Christmas candy!! LOL!
    (And who says they never win anything!) Hugs Em.x

  2. I love this Jo....sniff sniff..I love your banner too!!
    I've been browsing around looking at your fabulous cards ..seems like I never get enough time to blog hop like I use too.
    You mentioned using my doggy bag idea in your last comment..anytime Jo anytime..I would be so honered...and if you get one done...I would love to see it...Hugs,Ila


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