It is becoming such a beautiful balmy day that it is hard to imagine that in a months time we will be frantically finishing all the last minute festive bits! Mind you, it seems less of a surprise after dark with the holiday displays starting to wink on up and down our road.
They run the full gamut ... from the Canadian cliche icicle lights on the eaves to the "Tim Allen" showstopper down by the mall. Before the month is out, there will be Santa Sleighs and choirboys ... polar bears and deer ... snowmen and soldiers ... and heaven knows what new trendy bit for this year!
Most of the symbols have little to do with the season .. other than being festive and brightly lighting the long night!
If I was a churchgoing gal, I think I'd be more inclined to put a star or an angel out front eh?
Or maybe not. There is a mythical quality to angels that borders on the magical. Little children sleep soundly at night believing themselves under their wing. From country songs to children's tales, legends about angels serve up the hopeful spirit of the season.
Funny thing that angels can be found year round in the animal rescue community. I am referring of course to the kind folks who open their homes and their hearts to foster good pets in need.
Foster pawrents are the life blood of animal rescue. They nurture and socialize kittens and puppies ... getting everyone off on the right paw and ready for their own homes. Fosters provide life giving rescue slots that enable rescues and shelters to save more lives.
Even better, foster pawrents provide their own little miracles! There is no magic wand ... it takes time and love to restore pets to health and rebuild confidence. It can take the proverbial patience of a saint sometimes to undo the harm that other hands have wrought.
Best of all, it doesn't cost you a cent. The rescues groups and shelters shoulder the expenses and medical costs ... all you have to do is add the love!
If you are thinking about fostering, Best Friends has an incredible and very practical Foster Handbook in their resource library! For contact information for our wonderful rescues, please Click Here
What time is it? It is always time to remember that when there is so much to be done, there is no such thing as a 'little help'!
There’s a somebody I’m longin’ to see
I hope that he, turns out to be
Someone who’ll watch over me
Ella Fitzgerald, Someone to Watch Over Me