October 19, 2011

Au Revoir et Salut

Benji was one of 103 animals rescued from a single house last fall, and he was the most timid of all the dogs. Patty, a wonderful Angels of Assisi volunteer, has spent a lot of time with him, coaxing him out of his kennel, sitting with him, talking to him, and taking him for walks. She is his bud, and one of the few people he has ever trusted. Yesterday she had the bittersweet job of saying good-bye, as Benji went home.

Benji Biscuit, we wish you well, buddy. You did not deserve one thing that happened to you, and you did not deserve to spend a year of your life in the adoption center. Your new home has a big yard and a soft bed, and you'll be happy. Thank you for patiently waiting for this day to come. And thank you to Patty for making the wait so much easier.

We appreciate each and every volunteer who comes in to the adoption center and works with our dogs and cats. You bring them life and a sense of hope, and you are absolutely making a difference.

Don't be dismayed at goodbyes.  A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.  And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.  
~Richard Bach


  1. I miss Benji but hope he has a happy life. He deserves it. He will always be in my heart.

  2. Patti, we love you for all you do for us, and even more for what do for others. You are one of the finest and most compassionate people we have ever known.

    Much Love from Steve and Rhonda

  3. Patti is awesome..I watched from the side lines as she entered into the sad and lonely world Benji Had to endure...she walked him, befriended him, and gave him comfort. I can't imagine what life in a kennel would have been like for him withot her! She is BENJI'S angel.