Friday, August 15, 2008

Days turn into weeks.....

UGH......I've promised to post a tamale tutorial *in a few days*, and I will, but I am way behind schedule, and it looks as if it's going to turn into a week or so. I've not gotten back down to Mexican town, but I hope to within the next week, so be patient, I will get the recipe up for you.

Taking a Detour

Sometimes plans change, and the unexpected is expected of us, and how can we say "no"?

I got a call from a gal in our rescue a few days ago asking if I could transport a Jack Russel from the pound to a nice lady who will take it into her rescue. Well, my week was so busy, and I wanted to say "no" can't do it, but believe me, if you knew the conditions of this pound (I won't call it a shelter, b/c it would be a gross misinterpretation of the word), you would not hesitate to say "yes I will", even if it means going into the bad neighborhoods of Detroit to deliver. I'm talking about the imfamous Eight Mile Road area of Detroit, the one that Eminem (Marshall Mathers) grew up in, and later made the movie about. Here in Detroit, we have bad neighborhoods, and BAD neighborhoods, and this area is a BAD one!

Anyway....lesson being, sometimes you just are called on to take a little detour from your plans to make a huge difference in the life of someone or something, and it all works out, and in the process, you are mentoring a new generation to be kind and take action to help those in need.

I have had the honor of meeting (online and in person) so many wonderful kindhearted people who do just that....they take the time to make a difference, and give of themselves, even if it means changing plans abruptly, or opening their homes up, or digging deep into their wallets, or buying candy to give to children to make them feel special, just genuine good people w/ big big hearts! You know who you are, and please don't stop doing what you do. The world is a better place b/c of you, and you are appreciated for the difference you make!

I'm so grateful to my daughter, who always sets her plans aside to help me to help the animals.....w/out her, I could not have gone to this pound, or through these bad neighborhoods to help the little Jack Russel. And it does my heart good to see Zoey so eager to help as well. She loves animals, and she loves being a part of the rescue team! Of course she wants to keep them all, but now realizes that by letting them go, the door stays open for another that needs our help.

The nice lady from Paws and Claws rescue w/ her granddaughter. What a sweet heart she was, and they were taking the little Jack Russel. She had a van load of animals, and I was not the only person she was meeting in that McDonalds parking lot. She met a man who adopted a puppy form her, as well as a lady who would be taking some kittens from her. She is one busy lady!

Zoey fell in love w/ the little black kitten from Paws and Claws Rescue.

I hope you'll take the time to give thought to those who may be in need. Whether it's an animal, a child, or an elderly person. With just a little effort, we really can make such a big difference.


Cheryl said...

You are so sweet and kind, I love your writing about this. It is so true to help others. I am the same way. LOVE your blog.

Bittersweet Pastimes said...

So very well said, Patty. Love your story and message.

Jennifer B. said...

Patty~Thanks for all you do for the animals that need you. YOu are a true gem!

Tallowberry said...

Patty, you are a true blessing to all the animals you help. I so admire what you are willing to do to help out any animal in need. Thank s for telling us about it.

Dogpatch Primitives said...

thanks girls, but I am no different than any of you. This is not about what "I" do, but it's about what we all "can" do, and what a difference a small detour in our planned out day can make.

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

So well said Patty. Thank YOU and your girls ! HUGS~~Pam

7_Crows_Hollow said...

Patty, you are such a special gal. Thanks for the wonderful post and pics. Those critters are eternally grateful to you.

P.S. Can't wait for the tamales!!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oh my goodness! I love that lil' Jack Russell!!
Patty, the Lord looks down upon you and smiles, knowing you help take care of His creatures. :> )

Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Awwww...Patty! What a great story. Thanks so very much for all that you do for the critters in need. No matter What they are ...or Where they are! You're the Best in my book! Hugs, Starla :)

Cookie said...

you are a blessing to many sister - and i agree with all that has been said - especially the part about bringing on the tamales lol!

Debra said...

Once again you have done such a wonderful thing- I am glad you made it through the bad neighborhood and are safe!
I have given you a blog award go to Pilgrims& Pioneers to pick it up!