|Posted by marcy lopez on December 8, 2011 at 10:55 PM|
Fosters act as the bridge between what was and what can be. They are the pathway to a new life.
You will know them by sight, because they are made of mush. Their hearts melt when they see the animals, matted and sore, limping, depressed, lonely, unwanted, and afraid to love.
For a little time these orphans are theirs. The orphans are fed with the foster's own hands. They are loved with a whole heart and the orphans in turn are made whole themselves.
But then the foster must be made of steel. The time comes when the orphan is well and sleek. When their eyes shine and their tails wag with joy. Now comes the hard part. They must let them go - not without a tear, but without a regret. For they are safe forever, and a new animal needs the foster now.
Thank you to all our wonderful Fosters and please know we can't do this without you.