Goodbye Sweet Fur-Child!

When it is time to say goodbye to one of our fur-kids, the emotions that we feel are overwhelming. It is even harder when we have to make the choice for them. My dear friend recently had to do this. Her final gift to her beloved Bailey, was helping her to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Amber, this one is for you. Bailey was blessed to have you as her mom! RIP sweet Bailey….you will be missed forever!

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Dear Mommy

My last day was quite hard for you
I know it crushed your soul,
But what you did was right for me
Your braveness made me whole!

My body could not carry on
I used up all its play,
And in your heart, you knew it was
To be my final day!

With tears, you took me to our vet
With just a bit of hope,
But everyone agreed with you
My body could not cope!

I felt your arms around me, mom
Your love came shining through,
And as you cried those tears for me
I wanted to help you!

I tried real hard to wag my tail
And kiss you on your face,
For you were sending me to Him
With dignity and grace!

Oh mom, I had a special life
With you right from the start,
As your first kid, I’ll always be
Forever in your heart!

Let Aidan and sweet Bella know
That from my cloud above,
I’ll always have my eyes on them
Protecting with my love!

For up here, I can see again
Still bumping into things,
They say it takes a little time
To work these Angel wings!

My body is now full of life
My puppyness is back,
My mind is sharp, my heart is full
There’s nothing that I lack!

Though yesterday was hard for you
I thank you for your choice,
I needed you to do this, mom
You had to be my voice!

With love and licks, Bailey

© Copyright 2018 Amy Comstock

If They Freeze To Death, So Should You!

Please bring your pets inside! They deserve the warmth of your home, not the coldness of your heart!

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Bad weather’s rolling in again
The chill is in the air,
Oh God please help my owners see
That I need extra care!

The last time that I went through this
I thought that I would die,
If no one sees that I need help
More frozen tears I’ll cry!

The ground is very cold and hard
With ice, my chain weighs more,
Why do they think I don’t deserve
To come in through their door?

The chimney smoke is what I smell
As I try to survive,
Do they not know that I exist
And want to stay alive?

I guess they have no love for me
I’m just a worthless pup,
If they don’t care about my life
I wish they’d give me up!

My body seems to ache a lot
All that I feel is pain,
I’m not sure why I fight to live
There’s nothing that I’ll gain!

The flurries are now coming down
It’s time for me to go,
Tonight sweet death will find me on
My blanket made of snow!

© Copyright 2014 Amy Comstock

PETS ARE FAMILY AND FAMILY IS FOREVER!

If you are not going to make a commitment for life, please do not add a pet to your family! They are meant to be forever….not just for now!

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Last Night

Last night as I was seeking warmth
Your window let me see,
The kind of life I used to have
Before they set me free!

I used to have a couch like yours
Where I would cuddle up,
But last night I was in the cold
A lost and lonely pup!

I saw your fancy water bowl
So you will not know thirst,
Last night I drank my water from
A pipe that froze and burst!

You also had a big red dish
With food for you to eat,
Last night I found a garbage bag
With scraps of rotten meat!

I saw your people loving you
It made your tail wag fast,
Last night I dreamt that I was loved
A flashback from my past!

They gave you lots of special treats
How lucky can you be?
I hoped that you would come outside
And share your treats with me!

I watched as you ran up the stairs
They tucked you into bed,
And then last night I closed my eyes
By morning I was dead!

© Copyright 2015 Amy Comstock

 

RESCUE HEROES!

I wrote this specifically for the Humane Society of Forsyth County, Georgia.  However, this goes out to all of the wonderful people who either work or volunteer in animal shelters, trying to save lives everyday. It is such a rewarding, yet heartbreaking job. God bless all of you for doing what you do.

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No Smiles Today

Today you came to see a dog
But did not like our style,
You said you felt uncomfortable
Because we did not smile!

Please understand how hard it is
To rescue every day,
The sadness that we see each week
Would take your smile away!

On Monday we received a cat
With duct tape on her paws,
We’re not sure if she’ll walk again
Abuse will be the cause!

On Tuesday we lost two sweet pups
The foster threw them out,
She dumped them in a wooded lot
They’ll starve to death, no doubt!

On Wednesday we heard from our vet
Dogs cancer now has spread,
We’ll make her last days comfortable
But soon, she will be dead!

On Thursday we received the news
That made us lose all hope,
Police had found a Pocket Pit
That kids hung from a rope!

On Friday right outside our gates
A bag of trash was found,
Three kittens and a momma cat
No movement and no sound!

On Saturday we saw a dog
With chain, tied to a tree,
His collar was beneath his skin
At least in death he’s free!

Now here we are on Sunday morn
We want to do things right,
We love that you have come to us
To make a future bright!

The family that left as you came
Just gave their sweet lab up,
They said, “he’s now too old for us
We’ll trade him for a pup!”

The sadness in this poor dogs eyes
Made us all shed a tear,
We took him in, but made them leave
No pup for them, not here!

So yes, we did not smile at you
In fact, we cried a tear,
But please don’t take it personal
We’re so glad that you’re here!

Although you might not see it now
We have much love for you,
You are the reason that we can
Continue what we do!

We try real hard to not get down
We want to treat you great,
But truth be told, it’s hard at times
Forgive us, please don’t hate!

If you adopt a pet from us
Tonight for you we’ll pray,
Because of you we’ll smile soon
It just won’t be today!

© Copyright 2015 Amy Comstock

All Dogs & Cats Go To Heaven!

When you are ready to add a fur-child to your family, please adopt one. There is nothing better than rescuing an animal in need. Remember, adoption is love, and love is a lifelong commitment! Do not be the reason why a cat or dog needs to be rescued!

 

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Stop The Rain

It’s raining cats and dogs outside
At times this seems so true,
So many little ones run scared
Is it because of you?

Some folks decide to get a pup
They think they’re cute and fun,
But soon they have a grown up dog
Who needs a place to run!

Their yard might not be big enough
So they turn dog away,
He now lives on the lonely streets
Quite scared to be a stray!

The little kitten in the store
Looked cute enough to buy,
They did not realize at that time
That little kittens cry!

Instead of taking kitty back
They simply let her go,
She’s now confused and all alone
Not sure who’s friend or foe!

It’s great to have a puppy dog
Or kitten fill your heart,
But they need us to care for them
So we must do our part!

Be really sure you know how much
A pet will need your care,
And then be sure your heart is filled
With extra love to share!

Too many pets get tossed away
Cause people have no clue,
It’s raining cats and dogs outside
Too bad this is so true!

© Copyright 2013 Amy Comstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Rescue Hero!

I wrote this two years ago when I was rescued by this girl. She has taught me many things, and she has made me a better person. I am not sure why I was so blessed to have her come into my life, but I am very thankful. Happy Anniversary Bonnie! Thank you God! I will cherish this gift forever!

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Bonnie’s Way!

Some weeks ago I helped to find
A puppy that was lost,
We vowed to stay and search for her
Not stop at any cost!

Some weeks ago we found this girl
So silent on the ground,
Her mind was wracked with fear and pain
She could not make a sound!

Some weeks ago I took her in
To keep her for one night,
But now I will not let her go
Until she has no fright!

Some weeks ago I watched this pup
Befriend my motley crew,
They seemed to sense the fear in her
And knew just what to do!

Some weeks ago I was amazed
How my dogs took her in,
They treated her with love and warmth
Her healing could begin!

Some weeks ago I watched her fear
Grow less and less each day,
She has to do things very slow
We do it Bonnie’s way!

Some weeks ago I understood
How people let her down,
A bait dog was to be her fate
In sorrow, she would drown!

Some weeks ago this special pup
Allowed me in her heart,
She put aside her doubt and fear
To make a brand new start!

So here we are, some weeks have passed
I’m blessed to tell you this,
My heart is filled with so much joy
I got a Bonnie Kiss!

This may not seem like very much
But I think it’s the best,
This pup has taught me many things
Can’t wait to learn the rest!

© Copyright 2015 Amy Comstock

 

 

 

 

 

Death Row Dogs!

They say that animals can smell death. Can you imagine how much fear a dog on death row must experience? They know that they were abandoned, and they know that they will die. We need to stop buying animals! There are too many in shelters across the world that need to be adopted. Open up your heart, and home, to a shelter pet. It will be the greatest experience of your life. Love is not for sale, but it is always available for adoption!

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Down The Hall 

I hear the footsteps down the hall
Do you think they’re for me?
My seven days are up at noon
Do you think I’ll go free?

My owner turned me in last week
Said my costs were too high,
He walked away without a kiss
And left me here to die!

I heard from other death row pets
That no one wants our love,
So I should just accept the fact
That soon, I’ll go above!

They said there are no homes for us
Too many folks don’t care,
I wish they’d take a chance on me
I have so much to share!

Oh no, I hear some cries right now
They say the rumor’s true,
There are no loving homes for us
No rescues will come through!

Since no one wants to take me home
It’s now my time to die,
Dear Lord, please make me brave and strong
And help me not to cry!

I hear the footsteps down the hall
In my cage goes the key,
So scared, I do not want leave
Please say a prayer for me!

© Copyright 2014 Amy Comstock

To Die A Stray!

Everywhere you look, you will see a stray cat. They are roaming the streets in search of food, warmth, and love. Most of these strays will not survive. To die, without ever experiencing unconditional love, is something that should never happen. Unfortunately, it happens every day.

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Sad Goodbyes

Five cats adorned the streets last night
In search of food and love,
But one to weak to carry on
So she was called above!

Four cats adorned the streets last night
In need of warmth from cold,
The eldest died in someone’s yard
His body, just too old!

Three cats adorned the streets last night
Coyote at their feet,
The youngest caught, could not escape
Coyote now could eat!

Two cats adorned the streets last night
Their walk was long and far,
One made it to the park to rest
The other, death by car!

One cat adorned the streets last night
His heart could take no more,
He closed his eyes and went to sleep
And joined the other four!

This tale is very sad but true
Too many cats are strays,
We need to find them loving hearts
And brighten all their days!

For every cat deserves a home
They have so much to give,
Not one should have to die a stray
They all deserve to live!

© Copyright 2013 Amy Comstock

Trade-Ins Not Allowed!

One of the saddest things that happens in rescue is when a family decides to “surrender” their senior dog or cat, so that they can make room for a new puppy or kitten!  I actually have few words to describe how angry this makes me! Pets are family and family is forever! If you feel differently about this, please, do not adopt!

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Too Old To Die

I used to be a puppy dog
So young and full of zest,
But now I’m old, my body aches
Each day I need more rest!

I still want hugs and belly rubs
And special times with you,
Please don’t discard me cause I’m old
Don’t tell me we are through!

Just yesterday my beagle friend
Was taken to the vet,
They put him down cause he was old
A puppy they’ll now get!

One day last month the yellow lab
Who lived right up the street,
Was taken to the pound to die
With new lab at dad’s feet!

I might be old and out of play
But my heart is like new,
It’s where I keep our memories
And all my love for you!

Do you not love me anymore
Because I’m old and gray?
Please let me stay until my end
Do not throw me away!

You’re not as young as you once were
And when you laugh you pee,
But I love you no matter what
Can’t you do that for me?

I know I’m old and near the end
Soon my time will be up,
But please don’t throw my life away
To make room for a pup!

© Copyright 2013 Amy Comstock

 


Change Your Life Forever!

If you want to make a positive change in your life, go to your local shelter or Humane Society and rescue a dog or cat! You will find out that as much as they need you, you need them more. Your life will change for the better, forever and a day!

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Forever And A Day!

If you take me into your life
I promise not to stray,
I’ll give you things you never had
Forever and a day!

Each morning you’ll see happiness
I’ll show it with my tail,
For when you wake, I’ll be right there
My love for you won’t fail!

As you get ready for your day
I will not leave your side,
Each step you take, I’ll be with you
I’ll keep up with your stride!

When it is time for you to leave
To go to work or play,
I’ll make sure that our home is safe
My barks keep bad away!

Each hour I will wait for you
To come back home to me,
And when you walk in our front door
My happy dance you’ll see!

Together we will eat some food
Then play and watch TV,
We’ll snuggle up, I’ll keep you warm
This is how it should be!

When you decide to go to sleep
I’ll lay down on my bed,
But chances are, when you wake up
I’ll be in yours instead!

If you take me into your life
Then this is what I’ll pray,
God bless this person who saved me
Forever and a day!

© Copyright 2013 Amy Comstock