|2009 Holiday Message: Everyday Miracles|
What is so special about the holidays? I am sure each of us could give a variety of answers about why the holidays are special to us. For me it is a time to spend with family...and part of that family includes my four-legged kids. There is no other feeling like that special “hug” or a wetbeardkiss from my Airedales to give me warm fuzzies. It raises my spirit to sit and scratch my Airedales and share the wonderful experience of just being together. It doesn’t get any better than this!
It makes me melancholy when I think of the Airedales who are still homeless and how they should all have a chance at a relationship like this. That is our goal, to help them find a family who can share a relationship with them and experience this special feeling of being together. Thinking about all the potential great relationships we have within SOAR makes me rededicate myself to do my best to help homeless Airedales find a good home...and together with their new family experience the warm fuzzies and well-being that living with an Airedale provides. It is a wonderful feeling that Airedale lovers are fortunate to get on a regular basis, but we don’t stop to think about. It is just a part of our life.
We should, however, take a few moments every once in a while to realize how lucky we are to have our “best friends” and embrace the positive impact they have on our lives. Following are examples of Airedales who have recently stayed with SOAR and are now with their special families this holiday season.
It has been a fantastic 2009 for Starting Over Airedale Rescue as we think of the 19 Airedales who came into our program during our first 5 months. Supporters and volunteers banded together as we “took off” building our network to assure that each and every Airedale received the care they needed. Foster homes, home visitors and transporters provided a smooth transition from rescue to forever home. Behind the scenes, volunteers helped to build the infrastructure for SOAR necessary to do the job of rescue and keep the Airedales uppermost in their minds.
This is the time of year for miracles. Not necessarily big, splashy miracles, but those smaller, personal miracles created every time we do something for others...many of whom we don’t even know. At SOAR, we are so lucky to see miracles not just at the holidays, but every day. Sick and injured Airedales are made well again. Broken Airedale hearts are made whole again. Formerly unwanted Airedales are adopted by families that are as excited as children when they welcome their new furry friend.
SOAR has come a long way in a short time, but the journey doesn’t end here. Help us continue to witness little miracles every day. Please consider making a financial donation by visiting our "Donate" page so that together, we will continue to be the best, most effective Airedale rescue organization and set the standard for years to come.
On behalf of Daisey and Buck and the Airedales who will find their wings with SOAR in 2010, thank you and have a great holiday!
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