Thursday, September 24, 2020

Remember Me Thursday 2020 #SeeTheLight

    We are proud to say this is our 7th year to participate in #RememberMeThursday®. Since it began the eight years ago, it has made over one billion impressions on social media! That is a lot of barking, purring, and tweeting to help shine a light on pet adoptions.

Miss Gitty is my rescue story and she was with me for twenty years. I'm a better person for having her in my life.

   This year, I want to share the poem written by Mike Arms, President and CEO of the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC). It puts a big lump in my throat and makes my eyes leak but sometimes that is what it takes to #SeeTheLight.

🐶 Remember Me Thursday Poem 🐱

Remember the day that we first met?

You said you loved me, and I was your pet.

Remember how you played with me,

And promised together we’d always be?

But later, when you moved away,

You decided we could no longer play.

You dropped me off at a strange new place,

Although I cried and licked your face.

Gentle hands took me from your sight, but no one

Was with me through the dark night.

I remember I stayed in a small place for days,

And no one had time for my playful ways.

I remember when they said it was time to go,

I remembered your face…and wished it would show.

I will leave this world - but, please, remember -

And light a candle, this Thursday in September.

 The cold hard fact is that over one million beautiful adoptable pets will be euthanized this year. Numbers have been going down but with COVID, I know the shelters around here are full most of the time.

   Please join us in lighting a candle to remember those pets who never found their forever home and flood social media with #SeeTheLight and #RememberMeThursday

We want to give a big thank you the host of Remember Me Thursday's blog hop

Be sure to join us for this week’s Pet Parade blog hop. All pet bloggers are welcome, and you can select your subject or stay totally wordless with just a photo. We’d love to have you join in the fun! Visit Dash Kitten and Basil & The B Team today.
*Be sure to check out Dash Kitten's Muse award and a special shout out to Basil's team for our beautiful fall blog hop badge!




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15 comments :

  1. this is such a sad thought... and we wish we had better laws and we wish all people would be more sensitive when it comes to animals... sometimes this world is a cruelty place and very cold... we hope the little lights can make it a little warmer for all our friends in need.

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  2. We are sad for all the shelter pets out there. Hopefully many of them will find wonderful homes.

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  3. Adopt, don't shop...rescued is our favorite breed.

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  4. What a beautiful poem and very important message!

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  5. Beautiful poem for a very special day. We wish they all find a forever home. Purrs

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  6. We want pet adoption from a shelter or rescue to be everyone's FIRST option!

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  7. That's sure a beautiful, and sad, poem! My Florida associate, Miss Charlee was adopted from a high kill shelter.

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  8. The poem is beautiful but sad.

    Thanks for shining the light on rescue pets x

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  9. Thank you for spreading the word to help shelter pets. XO

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  10. That poem is heartbreaking. I long for the day when every animal has a loving home.

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  11. Oh, what a sad poem. I hopes every furry gets a furever home!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥
    pees: I hopes you guys are okays with all the rain and stuffs ~ sendin' some POTP to keeps you safe!

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  12. Thank you so much for participating in this important day and shining a light on shelter pets. And thank you for hopping with us! We appreciate it!

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  13. I love the poem. And together, we can surely continue to help others "see the light" and help homeless pets become forever family members!

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  14. We continue to hope and pray that all pets have a good home. Rescue...our favorite breed. ;)

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