From a Rescue Dog to its Foster Mom
You tended to my physical needs,
At the same time sowing seeds
of trust in me for you
You ran your hands up and down me
Stroking , oh , so very softly
Yet I knew I was always free
to simply walk away
The seeds you planted continued to grow
In our time together you let me know that
I was safe from harm
At first I was so terribly weak.
Now I’m very shiny and sleek
from all your loving care
Now the day has come, you say.
Time for me to go away
with my new family
One last hug and a bright smile,
Your beloved voice telling me all the while
how happy I will be
But my sharp little ears
Detect the sound of restrained tears as
you say goodbye
You’ve done your job very well.
For this family, I can tell
is perfect, just for me
Living with them I will be fine,
but think of me from time to time
and smile, knowing I am loved
And I will love them with all my heart.
All, except that little part that will
always belong to you.
By Jodi Marcus 2002