God, when I was with you I was happy and free;
On earth I have been treated abusively.
I was born tiny and new,
I just hadnít a clue.
Now I am cold, wet, hungry, and scared,
Because manís temper flared.
My bleeding body was thrown from the car door,
All because I forgot and piddled on the living room floor.
My head is cracked and bleeding,
My Lord, I am pleading.
Bring me back home to your arms,
Where your love truly warms.
To man you said to love one another,
but, learn not did my abuser.
Lord you sent me to earth,
But I found the wrong hearth.
You taught pets to love unconditionally;
Your commandment was not given abstractly.
Heal my wounds my Heavenly Father,
You are still my absolver.
Guide me to a new home,
Or release me to return to your throne.
When you will finally see an angel fly,
Is only mirrored by your petís eye.
Thousands of pets are abandoned and abused. How can humankind be so cruel when animals show us nothing but unconditional love? Most of my pets I have or have had had been rescues. Sometimes it takes years to gain their trust. But with love and proper care they do eventually learn to love again.
Though the Christmas Prayer for Pets is more dog-like, though it is meant for all pets including exotic pets. I would like to tell you about one of our very special pets who happens to be a cat :) I have had many dogs and love them dearly. I just wished my body loved me enough to have a dog again.
I was sitting next to Molly our rescue cat which we have had for eleven years. We got her when she was a year old. She had been caged most of her one year. She had no idea how to walk on a carpet. We would follow behind her releasing her claws from the carpet with each step. During that first year I suspect many horrible things happened to her. It is only now she is starting to fully trust.
When she was sleeping my granddaughter placed her toy mice next to her. From that day, Molly has been sleeping with her mice. But each time, we find them line up in a different fashion. The point being, not long ago, no one, other than my husband or I, would have been able to get close enough to her to line up her mice!
Molly was born from a feral cat. Her mother had been trapped. When her kittens were born they were taken from the mother cat because the mother wanted nothing to do with the kittens. I suspect she was traumatized and frightened, having been taken from the wild but it was still the only thing she knew. She no longer had what she considered a safe place to have her kittens. Thankfully, though it took awhile, Molly found a safe and happy home with us. Over time she has learned to trust because she feels safe.
My article that seems to go well with Christmas Prayer for Pets.
How do we Learn to Value Life?
A few years back my niece gave me a Willow Tree Happiness Angel Figurine, for Christmas. It is a most treasured gift. It is treasured not only because it is beautiful and special but because she demonstrated that she knew me well. That I loved animals. The very special gift will always be remembered and it well always sit on my mantle!
Willow Tree Kindness (Boy) Figurine
I often fall back on the Willow Tree Collection when gift occasions arise, for brides, grooms, new babies, and beautiful Christmas collections! There is one for every possible occasion.