If I am to start with how deep the rot in a human heart may go, we will all end up in hospital; maybe jail.
But I will be like this mother; standing guard in front of the box in which she was dumped in the corner of parking lot of nearby post office; although her babies were still wet and her body must have been all sore.
I will be standing firm and faithful in my calling and purpose to help animals, and especially so to those at the bottom of this all.
Our shelter is overly full, and we have cats with terminal illness. We have one awaiting labor, we have two awaiting spay, and twelve babies waiting for life to get started.
The parking men seemed to be kind gentlemen, though, at least not the common kind who will kick and abused animals just for machismo. In fulfilling their duties they have been give a small post that they abandon due to the lack of ventilation and too much glass, but enough air and is safe for a new mother with three babies.
I have offered to “rent” their post for a small sum of money, enough for extra one or two plates of dinner for each man, and they not only agreed, they helped me carry the mother inside near the door where she can go in and out with ease for all her life businesses.
Every day, I will take turn with my caretaker to visit and refresh the water, refill the food bowl, and give her the canned food she seems to really enjoy and treasure. We will bring a clean towel and exchange the soiled one.
And then, we will pray, and I hope you will pray with us, that she feels safe enough to stay there until she is strong and healthy enough to be spayed, and her kittens be weaned.
I am calling you, who can stand firm and faithful, in sharing your courage and willingness to help me help this little family grow. I am calling you, who has your compassion burning and your kindness broiling, to guard these precious lives that deserve better, but accept the currentsituation.
I am calling you, to look into this mother’s eyes, deep, and long, and tell her loud and clear:
Come to me, mother, weak and sore, tired and burdened, I will relieve you.
I will take care of you.