Roses Are Red

Roses Are Red…..

Violets are blue, this work would we be so much harder if it weren’t for you.

Yes, that’s right. This Valentine’s Day, I’m focused on the incredible passion, joy, and love the staff and volunteers at Bideawee bring to their work each and every day.  While most people focus on romantic love during this Hallmark holiday, I prefer to highlight the love I see  in the work that the Bideawee team performs on behalf of pets and people everyday. Love and Passion abound at Bideawee. Every day is a labor of love and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

As Ella Fitzgerald is quoted as saying, “Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

Often times, working in animal welfare is incredibly difficult.  We see innocent dogs and cats in crisis, in poor health, abandoned from the only families they might have known.  We see scared, sad and lonely animals who come to us confused and frightened.  It’s difficult. It’s tiring and heart-wrenching work. Sometimes it might make you question whether it is worth the stress and emotional toll it can take.  But even through the most difficult days, what I see is the Bideawee team rallying with every new pup or kitty to give each of them such care and love. They make it their mission to show these animals that their days of being alone, neglected or abused are over. They show them that people can be good and a source of comfort rather than something to fear.  They show these animals patience and kindness and they work to heal their bodies and hearts.

I am inspired by this team – all of them. I am inspired by their compassion and dedication to their work; for their fortitude and care for all the homeless dogs and cats that come through our doors. So, this Valentine’s Day, my thoughts are with them.  Because they embody passion, love and kindness – for our four-legged furbabies who need them the most.

Here are just a few images of the love that abounds at Bideawee!

Happy Valentine’s Day,