The Director's Pen - Shelter Appreciation Week

November 7-13th is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. Time for the public to get to know your local shelter, "CVHS", and to show your support by making a donation, becoming a member, or volunteering to help the animals. As part of Shelter Appreciation Week, we would like to dedicate the following poem to CVHS staff, volunteers and donors.


The young pup and the older dog lay on shaded sweet grass watching the reunions. Sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes a whole family would approach the Rainbow Bridge, be greeted by their loving pets and cross the bridge together.

The young pup playfully nipped at the older one. "Look! Something wonderful is happening!" The older dog stood up and barked, "Quickly. Get over the path!" "But that's not my owner", whined the pup, but did as he was told. Thousands of pets surged forward as a figure in white walked on the path toward the bridge.

As the glowing figure passed each animal, that animal bowed its head in love and respect. The figure finally approached the bridge and was met by a menagerie of joyous animals. Together, they all walked over the bridge and disappeared.

The young pup was still in awe. "Was that an angel?" he whispered.
"No, son." The older dog replied. "That was more than an angel.
That was a person who worked rescue." --Author unknown

Fowarded via email by the Shar-Pei Club of America volunteer, Barbara Byce.

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