The phrase “Home is Where the Heart Is” could not be truer for Animal Lovers and Rescuers around the World. We are a rare breed, willing to sacrifice so much to help any animal in need. Our only reward is knowing that if even one animal is rescued, saved and given a new forever loving home, we have indeed made a real difference. With so many animals, abandoned, forgotten and discarded our daunting task never ends.
All of you who have followed my work with LOKI know just how rewarding this can be. While still not inside my home, my hope remains…yet I must also respect his desire to remain as he is, allowing our time together to be on his terms. He is truly a free spirit and in that I admire him greatly. Trusting me enough after 14 months, to finally take treats from my bare hand, for him is a major step.
I have received so many gifts, unknown to LOKI, that he has given me. From the quiet times together hidden from prying eyes, to his playful woofs and dances when we are together. Seeing him come on the run to me as I walk silently under clear skies, witnessing him flipping that chew stick high in the air with delight, rolling in the snow or just laying silently beside me, our eyes meeting and silent messages exchanged, his gifts have been many. I have witnessed his quiet strength and his will to survive, watched his power and beauty as he races full tilt across the ravine, and he instills within me such an amazement that I remain awestruck for days. The memories we have created and shared will last my lifetime.
Another gift LOKI has given to me, are the many friends of his that I have made. My home has become a “Doggy” Drop In Center. I never know which of his pals will show up on my deck or what time they will arrive. All are most welcome and all are brought inside my home for belly rubs and treats. Sometimes they arrive on their own, other times along with LOKI, who will lay patiently in my driveway as I allow his buddy inside. After many hugs to his pal, I then venture outside to be with him. Our quiet time together while his friend enjoys my couch.
“Home is Where the Heart Is” and for me and these beautiful animals my door will always remain open.
I hope you enjoy these latest pictures of some of LOKI’s friends.
It is always a delight when Fiddle comes for a visit.
All are welcome, all are loved.
I am honoured by their company and truly blessed to share their love.
Thank You LOKI, You have wonderful friends.