Saturday, November 10, 2007

Today I am helping Charlie say

~Thank You~

to his mamma ~Shreve~for rescuing him.
Since he does not really really talk human yet, I told him I would help him say what he needed to say to her.
(We also tried to use "cactus" font in our letters
because Charlie said his mamma loves the flowers of the cactus
plants, but blogger did not let us)

Dear Mamma Shreve

When you look into my eyes I know what you will see.
There is only love and trust where fear once used to be.

For I was an abandoned animal a cold and hungry stray.
But you reached out your gentle hands
And took me home to stay.

I've eagerly accepted the compassion you have shown.
I soon forgot the times
When I was frightened and alone.

You opened up your heart to me
And taught me how to trust.
You've given me a loving home where kindness is a must.

So when you gaze into my face I hope you'll realize,
That "love without condition" is reflected in my eyes.

Thank You for rescuing me

p.s. In case you wonder, All the flowers used with Charlie are flowers
from cactus plants. We did not want to move Charlie too far out of his "environment,
and since he lives in Wyoming and
the only plant that flowers where he lives, The Cactus was perfect!
My mamma is in Awe
since the cactus is a rough and tough
rubber like plant, with very sharp thorns on it,
we are amazed that the Cactus gives birth to such
unbelievable beauty.
What a Beautiful Planet we live on ...


shreve said...

Oh my god!!!! First the poem brought tears to my eyes, and then I really noticed the pictures - I am... there are no words. So beautiful, all of it. Most beautiful is the thought behind it all, from you. Cactus flowers are the only flowers that bloom where I live! How did you know that? You are amazing.

shreve said...

an amazing coincidence - I went to your blog and while I was reading it, heard my email "ding" - that there was a new message. I forgot about it till just now and when I checked it, saw it was from you... while I was here.... so attuned.

Maggie & Mitch said...

Your Charlie cactus artwork is just beautiful, Chance! You've got mom wiping away a tear!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

We love your blog. That was a beautiful poem and your artwork is outstanding..
Charlie is very lucky to have you.
We rescued Louie also. He is kind of a pest but he is growing on me. Always instigating and nipping at me. He is deaf so I really can't get to upset with him. I think we will keep him....Gus

The Brat Pack said...

Wow, just wow. I'm in tears.

You are always such a good friend to all of us and please know you're appreciated.

Maryann (& the Brats)

Joe Stains said...

That was sooo nice, I was even almost crying (don't tell anyone) you make such beautiful pictures and posts and we can't say enough how awesome you are!

Lacy said...

woofies Sir Chance!! dat post wuz "the best"...loved the words, i can hears Charlie tryin to tell him mama dat...all the picturs were amazin, but the last pictur wuz bute ti ful beyond words....pawsome job!!!!!

b safe,

serendipity said...

That's a beautiful poem. I didn't know cactus has such lovely flowers.

Stanley said...


You and your mama are amazing (I know I've said that before, but it's true). The poem was as bootiful as the photos. That Charlie sure has a lot of love in his heart, and so does his surrogate mama.

Thanks for sharing them with us.

Goober love,

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Yo's bout time we got to ur blog...and what a visit! We love Charlie and adored your tribute to him. The desert flowers are was truly a work of art!
Definitley a bright spot on a dull, dreay and drippy Monday!

Scruffy and Lacie

Asta said...

Sir ChanceBaconsweetfwiend,
I loved the poem and the pictoowes so vewy much..I usually don't like cactii, they scawe me, but, what booty and gwace! Charlie is a wondew and you made us cwy too with happinss!
Thank you
smoochi kisses

Harry said...

Simply beautiful. Well done again!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

aaawwww Sir CL we love the poem & such beautiful pics too. Such a good friend you are

Lots of Love Licks Tx Trio waggin tails

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh boy,the 3 of us are crying at the poem and the picture!! So beautifull...Love A+A+Pl2