Rescue and saying goodbye

It’s been a very bittersweet day for Mama D. today.. Mesha, the little girl out of Carson went home today. I dropped her off at the airport at 8:15AM this morning. I balled my eyes out, to the point of loosing my breathe. All of the workers were asking me if I was ok. The answer is yes, I am better than ok. I know she is going home, she is going to be loved and taken care of, but it doesn’t lessen the void you feel in your heart when saying goodbye.

I was able to come home, get cleaned up to drive Oscar to his forever home. You may remember Oscar, he was on death’s door in Downey, His eye was out, needed to be removed, along with dental work and he was not neutered. He got all fixed up, looked very handsome and met his mommy and sister today for the 1st time.

Rescue is the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it comes with several emotions. You get mad when you see these dogs behind bars, giving up on life, neglected, abused, in some cases deformed, and just dumped. You fall in love as you nurture them, and teach them how to trust again. Dogs are the most forgiving souls ever.. It never takes too long for them to just fall in love with people again, and they give me so much more than I could ever give them, yet I am called the hero, or the angel.. Not at all, these dogs are. You feel happiness when you know it’s time for them to find their forever home, you know them well enough to be able to make sure the perfect home for “them” comes to find them. Not every house is perfect for that specific dog. You know when it does though.. You go through the adoption process, application, meet and greet, home check and then the day arrives.. And you feel like your heart is being ripped out of your chest when you kiss them, tell them to have a great life and hand them over to their new mommy and daddy. It doesn’t matter that you know in your heart, this is the best place for them, it doesn’t matter that you did what you set out to do, and it’s time to go save another one. For that moment, nothing else matters and the emotions completely take over. You take the pic of the dog with the new family and you turn around and walk away. Whew, now that is tough..

I am very blessed, All of my adopters keep in touch, send pictures and in some cases, have become friends of mine. Nothing makes me smile more than getting an email or a text from one of my adopters sending me a pic.. thanking me for allowing them to adopt their furbaby.. It’s a feeling like no other. The moral of rescue is no matter how many emotions you go through, the end result is the most beautiful feeling in the world, and it’s never to be taken lightly. I am no angel, or hero, every dog that has walked into my home ar the true angels and hero’s.. I am simply a caring human who believes in 2nd chances. #MuchLove  Mama D.


This is dedicated to Oscar and Meesha



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Little Miss Menopause
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 05:42:28

    This was so beautifully written with love. But sorry, you can’t dismantle Angel/Hero status that easily. I will always think of you as both!

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  2. Cheryl Ziegler McDearmon
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 17:09:46

    awww, you made me cry AGAIN donna. so blessed to know you and love you soooo much.

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  3. Paula Copper
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 17:12:13

    I cried right along with you Donna. But you honestly have to add your name to the list of angels you save. You are compassionate and go out of your way to help those who can’t help themselves.

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  4. Jill Brower
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 18:13:23

    Beautifully written, by an angel with a huge heart. Thank you for all you do for these babies.

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  5. Kristen Krasny
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 20:58:31

    Being in rescue and having fostered many of those angels you speak of, I felt every word you wrote in my own heart. It can be one of the most difficult, heartbreaking, back breaking, fear inducing things a person can ever do, but it is also the most uplifting, soul expanding, joyous, amazing things you can ever do. My heart is full and just keeps getting fuller! Thank you for all you do!

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  6. donnataylor90293
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 01:32:29

    Oh my gosh – thank you for the kind words.. I am lovin’ the blogging thing.. And obviously rescuing. XO



  7. Ron Lewis
    Mar 31, 2014 @ 05:00:25

    Hi Donna. How are you? We love Lola! She is such a sweet little dog! I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog, and I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Congratulations! 😉 I hope that you are doing well!



    • donnataylor90293
      Apr 01, 2014 @ 02:18:18

      Hi Ron,

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I appreciate the feedback, and compliment. I am not sure what a Liebster award is, but I appreciate it non the less. Lola is where she was meant to be, and I know all of you love her so much…. We are all doing well, hope you are well as well. 🙂



      • Ron Lewis
        Apr 01, 2014 @ 16:08:35

        Hi Donna,

        You are more than welcome, and you deserve every kind word plus more for everything that you do to make this a better world. I’m also new at blogging, and I am not an expert on the Liebster award. The way I understand it, it’s basically recognizing someone (or others) and “paying it forward” so others can be recognized and noticed. Here is a link that can explain it a lot better than I can:

        I noticed that you replied to the question that I asked you for your Liebster award. After reviewing the “rules” at the link I sent you, I may not have sent the right type of question, but I loved what you wrote, and I will respond separately to that. Thanks again, Donna!



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