"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of
appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men."
 - Emile Zola (1840-1902)




Jessie-6 months old
This picture of Jessie was taken the day after we brought him home



This very special poem will "tug" at your heart ...I know it did mine....
thank you dear Karryn for getting permission  for me to 
include it in Jessie's page....



How could you do it, just leave me there?
In a place with wet floors and walls so bare?
I'm used to squooshy sofas and carpeted floors,
And sleeping in bed with you behind closed doors.

Are you coming back to take me back home?
It seems like you've been gone for oh so long.
Did you mean to leave me? Must be a long trip.
I'm starting to worry, I didn't think you'd forget.

Was it because I ruined that rug?
Or 'cause I messed up your panty hose with that little tug?
I thought you'd like it, that I wanted to play,
I've been punished enough.  Please don't make me stay!

Some of the others here, they didn't have homes,
Looking for food, on the streets, they roamed.
They finally bothered one person too much,
And found themselves in the cage in a truck.

And here they ended, but they had no home,
So their fate may be better than living alone.
It's different for me, I lived with you,
But you just dumped me, out of the blue.

I feel so different from them, but we're one in the same.
We're homeless and friendless, least we're out of the rain.
We're eagerly waiting and dreaming of new,
We're hoping for homes where love is true.

Will you think of me with regret and wonder,
What became of me, will it tear you asunder?
Or will just fool yourself and think I found a home,
When you know there's a good chance that I'm already gone?

I hope you think about it and that you regret,
The way I chased after you and you never forget,
That you left me alone and feeling so sad,
And I still don't know what I did to be bad..............
ŠTammy Falkner
Falkner Animal Rescue and Recovery

This very special and beautiful poem is being used 
with the written permission from the author-...
Thank you Tammy

Please DO NOT copy, NOR use 
without permission from the author...thank you



Thank you "Art Space 2000"
for this beautiful award (Rec'd April 5, 2004)




You can't buy loyalty, they say
I bought it though, the other day;
You can't buy friendship, tried and true,
But just the same, I bought that too.

I made my bid, and on the spot
Bought love and faith and a whole job lot
Of happiness, so all in all
The purchase price was pretty small.

I bought a single trusting heart,
That gave devotion from the start
If you think these things are not for sale,
Buy a brown-eyed puppy with a wagging tail.

Author Unknown 





My Other Sites







Animal Adoption Foundation
2795 Chapel Road
Okeana, Ohio 45053
(513) 738 0020

This is a local NO-KILL shelter..
They are trying to build a new & larger shelter, due to the demands for  animals to be placed.   They need everyone's help to raise the funds...
Please see related story in the



Take a ride on the Rail
All aboard!!!

Click on the arrows to visit other related dog sites



Click on the plate above to get the information
  regarding this new Pet license plate in Ohio.
This new plate will help raise funds
 to be used for "Spay and Neuter" programs..





The Dove of Peace flies from site to site through as many countries as possible. Please help it make a line around the globe by taking it with you to your site, by giving it to someone for their site, by passing it on to another continent, or to the conflict areas of the world... 
~Peace & Love~






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This site was created February 26, 2001
 Site updated April 11, 2005
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