My people donít want me they sent me away
I donít know what I did wrong, I wanted to stay
Iím all alone and Iím scared for my life.
Iíve avoided the cars and the coyotes at night
But I wasnít able to out run the hunger,
the sores and the fleas and the virus Iím under
Now my body is thin, just skin over bone
I try not to complain, and I donít want to moan
Iím worn and Iím weak, I donít have much time
Iím covered with ticks, my hair doesnít shine
My eyes itch and run, my nose is clogged tight
I breathe through my mouth; I wonít give up the fight
I had one more chance when I came to your door
I wasnít much to look at, not much to adore
I stood at your feet, I looked up and I cried
Are you willing to help, or will you toss me aside?
When you reached down to pet me and felt all my bones
Your heart broke, you cried and you took me right home
We sat up together night after night,
You prayed Iíd keep living and not give up the fight
I was too weak to eat and too weak to stand
You watched and you worried and fed me by hand
Then the moment it came, I stood on my feet
I started to purr and I started to eat
You cheered for me and petted me from my nose to my tail
Whatever it took, you didnít let me fail
Each day I grow stronger and put weight on my bones
I sleep without fear, warm and dry in my home
Youíve made me so happy, I try to repay
With kisses and nudges and sweet purrs each day.
By YVONNE REELICK
Her life saver and rescuer.