Tribute to a rescued soul

June 2006 – who rescued who?

I am heartbroken beyond words. My beautiful boy Ruffy has spread his beautiful angel wings and left us.

For all those who know me he was my world.

He was at my side constantly for the past 12 1/2 years, this is a tribute to him from me and the special bond and love we shared.

He was a rescue dog and seriously it was the best thing I ever did. He was the most incredible dog I have ever known. Funny, sweet and full of personality. I would love to share this tribute with you.

RIP Ruffy Bendle.

You were so loved. You are a hero in the eyes of all who have been with you for the last three weeks. Your strength was Herculean. Your love constant. My house, my world, my car, my everything is forever changed.

Rest now little one.

Please visit me.

I love you to the heavens and back infinity. Thank you to all who have supported me over the last three weeks it has meant the world and I couldn’t of got through it without you. You know who you are ❤️❤️❤️

A spoken poem. Volume required

Advertisements

But she survived

Broken

img_1243I read this post above, it seems it was written with my broken friend in mind. I wrote this poem as I watched daily, the torment and pain she was experiencing. My heart ached watching her. 

She didn’t want to live in this world without him. How could we convince her, she could, she would. She would be happy again. 3 months on, she survived. She is not better,  but baby steps, one day at a time, her survival will lead towards a recovery which will lead to happiness once again. I can’t wait 

Pain etched upon your face

Please my friend

Take your mind to a beautiful place

I watch the pain raging in your heart

My friend, can I help

Dull this ache, from when he did depart

Your body aching, oh so frail 

Your broken

Shattered

Deathly pale

You must get up, I beg you please

Laying in bed

Let her aching heart please appease

It shall only be a moment, only a season

A split second in life

That he will  be the reason

You are readying to release this pain

Lose sight of this face

Gain your old self back again 

Be happy, show me the light again, in your eyes

Some falls in life 

Lead to a happier arise

May your beautiful kind heart shine on through

There is nothing more harmful

Than sharing moments with someone not meant for you

Move forward in life, my sweet friend 

The hurt the sorrow 

Conquer it, let it end 

A new tomorrow 

Make a new journey

live your life

You are so very worthy

JB may 2018

I cried for a long time that day

Leaving Vinales

I step out on to the balcony and take in the view one last time. It is breathtaking as the sun rises over the mogotes (mountains). Feeling a little melancholy as I know it really will be the last time. I silently say thank you for the experience as I breathe in one more breath and turn and walk away. I leave my room to be greeted by my cats. “I’m sorry I have to leave you” I pat them, say goodbye and wish for them, that another tourist will come and give them food and love soon. 

I board our little bus heading for Trinidad armed with food for whoever, dog or cat I meet on the way. It does not take long. Our first stop. One nursing mum approaches me, I feed her, then another comes, and another. 3 mums, all hungry, all recently given birth, where are their babies? I feed them all I have. I pat and talk to them. My soul is literally crying. The first one in particular looked at me with such appreciation. Through her infected eyes, a sadness beyond what I was able to cope with. I saw appreciation and thanks not for only the food I just gave her but for some tenderness and affection. I patted her, tickled behind her ears, under her chin for as long as I could, I didn’t want to leave her. I had to leave. I said goodbye with so much sadness in my heart and wished her a better next life. Looking back from our bus watching her for as long as I could see her, I cried. I cried for a long time this day.  F735C578-B44F-481A-9608-E29C203925D4

See me

I love this quote. I wrote the poem below at a time where this really resonated with me on a level I had not experienced before. I opened my iPad to Instagram and this was the first post that came up and it was like BANG

We don’t see each other

You are out on one limb

I am out on another

Worlds apart

How did we start

 

I do nothing right

I do, I say

You snap, you bite

 

A free spirit, yes I am, I am

You are black and white

Is our love real

Or is it just a sham

That I often weep

Do you really, give a damn

 

If I am black, then you are white

We see things differently

We sometimes fight

Are we really meant to be together

It seems we are bound,

With some magical tether

 

Your physical, yes it still pleases

Aesthetically, yes

your attractiveness, it teases

It’s what is happening in our souls

There is a missing connection

Empty holes

 

Let me go, and we shall see

Will my heart miss you

Or will it see me free

Maybe there is someone new

Someone who accepts the real me

A real love for you

 

You are holding on oh so tight

It could be time to cease fire

Stop the fight

Find our way or just release

Let go of inner turmoil

Find some peace

 

You will always be a love of mine

In my heart

A light will forever shine

(C) janette Bendle February 2018

RESCUE DOGS. Please take the time to read this article.

For those who don’t know me this is a subject I’m very passionate about.

Adopt Don’t Shop

Ban Puppy Farms

Dogs are not ornaments to be left outside

Don’t own a dog if you are not going to make it part of your family

I BELIEVE IN SECOND CHANCES, COMPASSION FOR ALL LIVING BEINGS AND KINDNESS. DOGS DO NOT CHOOSE TO LIVE OUTSIDE, THEY DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE ABUSED, THEY DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE DROPPED OFF ST A SHELTER BECAUSE YOU CANT BE BOTHERED, OR WANT A HOLIDAY OR OOPS THIS DOG GREW UP TO BE AN ADULT. OH THIS DOGS IS OLD NOW, LETS GET RID OF IT AND GET ANOTHER PUPPY.

I repeat please take the time to read this

7EBB5C46-9ACA-4427-9092-F2DDF36D394A

A Shelter Managers Letter

“I am posting this (and it is long) because I think our society needs a huge wake-up call.

As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all – a view from the inside, if you will.

Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don’t even know – that puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it’s not a cute little puppy anymore.

How would you feel if you knew that there’s about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at – purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are “owner surrenders” or “strays” that come into my shelter are purebred dogs.

No shortage of excuses
The most common excuses I hear are:

We are moving and we can’t take our dog (or cat).
Really? Where are you moving to that doesn’t allow pets?

The dog got bigger than we thought it would.
How big did you think a German Shepherd would get?

We don’t have time for her.
Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs!

She’s tearing up our yard.
How about bringing her inside, making her a part of your family?

They always tell me:
We just don’t want to have to stress about finding a place for her. We know she’ll get adopted – she’s a good dog. Odds are your pet won’t get adopted, and how stressful do you think being in a shelter is?

Well, let me tell you. Dead pet walking!

Your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off, sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn’t full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy.
If it sniffles, it dies.

Your pet will be confined to a small run / kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it.
If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers that day to take him / her for a walk. If I don’t, your pet won’t get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose.
If your dog is big, black or any of the “bully” breeds (pit bull, rottweiler, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don’t get adopted.
If your dog doesn’t get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed.

If the shelter isn’t full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed, it may get a stay of execution, though not for long. Most pets get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment.
If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles, chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don’t have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.

The grim reaper
Here’s a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being “put-down”.
First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk – happy, wagging their tails. That is, until they get to “The Room”.

Every one of them freaks out and puts on the breaks when we get to the door. It must smell like death, or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there. It’s strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs (depending on their size and how freaked out they are). A euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the “pink stuff”. Hopefully your pet doesn’t panic from being restrained and jerk it’s leg. I’ve seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood, and been deafened by the yelps and screams.

They all don’t just “go to sleep” – sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.
When it all ends, your pet’s corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back, with all of the other animals that were killed, waiting to be picked up like garbage.

What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You’ll never know, and it probably won’t even cross your mind. It was just an animal, and you can always buy another one, right?

Liberty, freedom and justice for all
I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can’t get the pictures out of your head. I do everyday on the way home from work. I hate my job, I hate that it exists and I hate that it will always be there unless people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.

Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.
My point to all of this is DON’T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!

Hate me if you want to – the truth hurts and reality is what it is.
I just hope I maybe changed one person’s mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say “I saw this thing on Facebook and doesn’t it make you want to adopt”. I believe in second chances. Save a life. PLEASE
That would make it all worth it.”

Author unknown

Partake

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/partake/

Partake
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/partake

Inspiration

New creation

Find salvation

Partake

Love the world make

 

Happiness

Tenderness

Leave behind bitterness

Take part

Open your heart

 

Motivation

Create sensation

Have ambition

No time for complication

Find your passion in our nation

Partake

For goodness sake

 

Love

Over and above

Be kind

Open your heart

Let it find

Beauty

Goodness, kindness

Your duty

Partake

Love and happiness in your heart

MAKE

Copyright Janette Bendle 2018https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/partake/

Parallel Universe

ADC1254B-C160-4EA0-A482-D7FA9A5DB195.jpeg

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/parallel

#dailypost

The world as we know it
War
Poverty
We have moved too fast.
We have to admit

Another world in parallel
Peace
Equality
Is this the place for us to dwell

The world that we live in
Broken
Dying
We still have to find our peace within

This world, the one we know
Live exports
Circuses
Puppy farming
This is the example of humanity we show

A parallel universe
This can be our new planet
The old one in reverse
No plastic
No deforestation
Come together my united nation

Small changes
All of us, strangers
We are in millions
Affected civilians
We can make a huge impact
This is an absolute fact
To this world we know
Please one act at a time, please give it a go

Where are we now, this current universe
Look what we have done
This could not be worse

Let us unite together and make good, let’s rehearse
That our current planet become our beautiful parallel universe

Be kind ❤️

Copyright Janette Bendle April 18