-- Anne Tyler ~
|(Flower in front of SJMC)|
During the month of May ATDR only had 13 adoptions. Summertime is a very difficult time for adoptions but we won't give up. That just means that we were able to take in 13 more. It's why we and DROH do the things we do.
Rudy, a tan dachshund mix, was found wandering during the disastrous forest fires in Bastrop. He was kept at the Bastrop County Animal Shelter for weeks. After no one arrived to claim him, he moved to a foster family in Austin.
Lend Me A
I will lend to you for awhile
a puppy, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe for two or three
But will you, till I call him backtake care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you
and when his job is over
you'll always have his memoriesas solace for your grief.
I cannot promise how long that he will stay,
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught belowI want this pup to learn.
I've looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life's land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labor vainNor hate me when I come to take my pup back again.
I fancied that I heard them say
"Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,"
For all the joys this pup will bring,
the risk of grief you'll run.
Will you shelter him with tenderness
Will you love him while you mayAnd for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay.
But should I call him back
much sooner than you've planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand.
If, by your love, you've managed
my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him that you've loved,
cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
and know he loved you too.
SPECIAL NEEDS DACHSHUNDS
ATDR does everything in its power to help our rescued doxies regardless of their medical needs. The Dachshunds below require extensive medical attention. We rely on donations to help cover these medical costs and the JOAN OF ARK MEMORIAL FUND has been established to this end. Please consider a tax deductible donation to help one of our special ones
ATDR CURRENT SPECIAL NEEDS DACHSHUNDS
This sweet girl was dumped off at the Montgomery Shelter. She is very malnourished and has Demodex and Sarcoptic mange. With a LOT of TLC, medicine and some prayers she will be running around in no time.
Handsome Redford was dumped by his family in the county pound paralyzed and unable to walk! Now rescued, Redford had spine surgery and is recovering in an ATDR Foster home! Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his journey to walk again! Please consider a donation to pay for his surgery and the follow-up physical therapy that already has him standing again! Redford has the will to walk and although it is slow he will be taking more and more steps everyday! Go Big Red!
God bless.......the Mommy