…Sent here from Heaven
And she’s making certain you’re doing your best
To take the time to help one another
Brother are you going to pass that test?
You can go on with your day to day
Trying to forget what you saw in her face
Knowing deep down it could have been her saving grace
What if she’s an angel? Lyrics by Tommy Shane Steiner
This song played heavily on my mind when this little gal came into our lives recently.
Early on Labor Day morning, we heard a knock at the door. It was a neighbor who saw that our back gate was open and asked if the dog running around our lawn belonged to us… When Father of Pearls stepped outside to investigate, he also noticed a small dog carrier laying askew in our parkway. Instantly we knew. She had been dumped in our neighborhood. A gorgeous cocker spaniel puppy. Dirty. Scrawny. Hungry. Shaking. The busy, hurried neighbor made no real indication that she would help this poor animal other than to offer up some of her dog’s food. (Now the back story to this if you don’t already know, Father of Pearls is the Pied Piper of Strays. So many animals in need have miraculously crossed his path (hence the gaggle of cats that inhabit our home) and he’s helped either to save and rehabilitate them or to find their owner. Part of what endears me to him, he has the kindest, giving heart.) But for some reason, this time, before Father of Pearls and I could even discuss it, my eyes locked with the pup’s and I impulsively blurted out, “Don’t worry, we’ll take care of her.”
…To Be Continued…