The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!”  ― Robert Browning

This Lil’ Girl’s Face Has Gotten More White Every Year But Her Smile Hasn’t Changed

My latest chapter in life has been to care for those that are old, sick and discarded.   I truly cannot fathom how deep their hearts are as they always fill their last home with joy and love.

Animal Services will call…a human has passed and left their old friend behind.  Or the veterinarian calls and says I have a sweet elderly one that needs a home (most have their humans retired to homes where they cannot be kept), and then there are those that are dying (whose family cannot bear that passage) so they surrender them.  They can grow old here.  Robert Browning knew that there was something very special about aging.

And yes, it hurts terribly when I say goodbye to them.  They take a piece of my heart with them, but luckily I have a piece of theirs in exchange.