Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of birds in flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die...
Mary Frye, 1932
It's been one of those days where I miss her more than usual <3
Ok. So some of you know me. Some of you don't. Well.... For those that don't. Well.... I'm kinda into tattoos. Like really into it. Much to my parents dismay, I might add. Tattoos to me are a window to the soul. And they're art! Some people collect paintings, I wear mine.
And now you're wondering how any of this matters.
Well, when we first started in this whole rescue business and I lost the love of my life, Squirt, I decided to get a tattoo in honor of her memory. She was my soul. I still haven't managed to get said tattoo because I keep changing my mind about what I want. How do you honor one who meant so much to you?
As we've grown and I've started doing more and more rescue, I came to the conclusion that I can't get a tattoo for each individual animal that leaves a pawprint on my heart when they leave me. I might as well just paint my body black and call it a day.
So I decided to get a large tattoo that would encompass all I wanted to say and remember to each and every animal that I have loved and lost. Now... you may be saying that there is no way I've loved that many animals since I'm only 25, but I love each one that walks into our doors. Yeahh, I grumble about some that have less than favorable characteristics *cough*Timon*cough* but that doesn't mean I don't love them. With every adoption or passing of an animal, it takes part of my heart with it.
So now I'm searching like mad for a design for my tattoo. And have spent more hours crying because of it than acutally researching. Looking up memorial tattoos is
Ok. So it's been a long trip. We've been in existence since 2010. The past 6 months have been a roller coaster to say the least! We've finally gotten our 501, we attended our first major adoption event, and we're starting to look for land to expand. We've went from being a cat only sanctuary to cat and dog sanctuary. We've welcomed a lot of new faces and said good-bye to some of our longer residents.