“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Luke 2:8-14 (KJV)
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! -Gail, Mike and all the Picket Fence Poodles-
TAX TIME is quickly approaching and once again, I will be working full-time in St Cloud, Mn. We do have Tami, a Vet Tech at Barrington Oaks Vet Clinic coming into our home again to care for our Poodles while I am working this tax season.
For 18 years now, I do greatly enjoy working as a Tax Accountant and only work these 4 months of the year. We do try to limit the amount of Poodles who come to us, but my working has never stopped us from accepting all Poodles who need our help.
Thank you -gail
Our Mission Statement has always stated: PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE AND RE-HOME will accept an adoptable Poodle who is either abandoned in a shelter, or purchased/rescued by any concerned person, or living with an owner who can no longer care for the Poodle.
Yet, for various reasons, many wonderful, adoptable senior AND special needs Toy Poodles have been surrendered to us. Despite their age or needs, most have come to us in good health; such as little “Polly”, who at 13 years old, was adopted.
Many other Poodles needed extensive and expensive dental work. This procedure and x-rays are risky, extremely painful and stressful for these Poodles. We all know that it is needed to help them feel so much better!
Healing takes time, love and patience. Only then have I truly seen what difference all this work makes in the Poodle’s life! They eventually smile, enjoy everyone and everything and become the loving Poodle they had once been. I have also seen them start playing and running again.
These Poodles need to be an inspiration to all of us. When life gets us down and we are in pain and the only people we know can’t help us, there is always hope.
I am truly blessed and thankful for the ability to financially help these Poodles feel better through your donations. And then find them a loving “forever more” family to enjoy before they fly into our great God’s loving arms.
Thank YOU for your donations and trust in me. We can and do make a difference in the life of a Poodle. As the story goes….
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
adapted from the book: The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)
Please keep in mind that the TRUE HERO’S of this world are those who are willing to open their homes, lives and wallets to ALL of our Poodles… and not me. While I greatly enjoy and truly love what I do, I am only a small part in the lives of our Poodles before they go to their “Forever More” families.
Now they have come to us in need of a “forever more” home with a family willing to love and care for them until they go into the arms of our Great God!
That is such good news, but Picket Fence Poodle Rescue Rehome has been around for many years and know this trend will not always remain.
Through financial planning, thrifty decisions and your contributions Picket Fence Poodle Rescue will survive. Our complete financial report (990 EZ) has been published. We will continue to provide a loving, home, family environment for all Poodles who need our help before they are available for adoption.
You already knew this, but listen to this song which says it all…
GoD and DoG