Mama Jade and her rescuer
from her facebook page
Mama Jade was found last October wandering, in terrible shape, wounded, obviously having been abused, mistreated, and used as a fight dog. Her rescuer cared for her, got her medical treatment, (turns out Mama Jade, after a life of hell, had cancer, too), and loved her till her poor, terrified heart healed and warmed to love in return, (far faster than her human counterparts' would have).
She was at first afraid to let the woman out of her sight - the first human who had ever shown her love. Her rescuer publicized her story to raise awareness; people responded to help with the cost of recovery, and Mama Jade was given a chance to live happily for what time she has left. Plus, on facebook, and in every heart that hears her story, she will live forever. Including mine, which shed tears for her today.
The way is tentative;
so cautiously, I go,
feeling my way. Advance, retreat,
until I know
that you are comfortable
as I slowly enter in.
Gently, ever so carefully,
You have walked through the fire.
I'm breaching charcoal walls.
So tender is new skin,
so fearful as they fall.
I'll sit with you in silence,
loving acceptance to impart.
Let us explore the hidden corners
of your undiscovered heart.
for Susan's prompt at Mid Week Motif: Exploring
Note: I just checked through facebook, and this beautiful girl is still alive, in a forever home, and doing well. Bless dog rescuers, who know the incomparable beauty of a dog's heart.