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My Christmas Gift.. "NOEL" [Dec. 25th, 2006|08:55 am]
Bernie Berlin
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This is a serious tissue warning..
This is an emotional post, but a very heartfelt and WILL be a very happy ending...
Please keep this in mind and read on..
This past week has been one of non stop, every minute of my days, has been filled with animals and emotions.
I have been to the pound many days this past week. They were filled to capacity, like I've never seen it before.
As I passed the kennels, looking into each animal's eyes, nothing could prepare my heart, for the little red dog I was about to see..
She meekishly looked at me, her tail thumping the ground and her eyes pleading for a home to love her..
I could not move, I lowered myself to my knees and started to sob..
((I've been crying for days))
She had no ears..
Scars of new and old, all over her body and she is just a baby..
In more pain than I could ever imagine, she still could wag her tail.
Well, she has become my Christmas Gift.
Her name is "Noel" and has become a lesson in love, a memory that will never be forgotten.

Our best guess, judging by the extent of her injuries is that she was used as a bait dog.
If you are not familiar with the term, it's a dog that is use to train other dogs to fight.
Whatever the case this poor baby has had a hard life of pain..
She has old injuries, months old all over her body that have healed and new ones, open and full of infection.
She spent the nite at the vet, her first nite and is home with me now.
We're giving her lots of love and she's being medicated with lots of antibiotics.
It will take her time to heal but she is more than willing to love everyone she comes in contact with!!!
Very afraid of other dogs, that may be something she may not get over, but only time will tell.
She Loves to go for car rides and is very well behaved in the car.
If anyone would like to make her a hat with ears, I'm sure it will help boost her self confidence.
I think she is beautiful with or without ears!!!

I'm learning many things as I travel this journey with the animals..
They teach me so much about life and unconditional love.
As much as I want to blame, point fingers, get angry at the world, I've learned it's all wasted energy.
I let it go and live in the moment.
Blame is so easy, forgiveness is hard..
What I've learned is. to focus my energies on what I can do..
How I can make the future of these animals better.
The stories read here on this blog, prove that we all can make a difference together, each one of us doing our part.
You who read, who care, who love are all a part of this journey and with the intention of love that we all share and send out to the world, change will happen.. I believe this with all my heart.
Not fast enough, but we cannot ever give up hope.. Someday, things will be different and the world will be a better place..

So with this thought, I send out to all of you,
Blessings of Love and Light this Holiday Season..

From: ex_chose
2006-12-25 02:58 pm (UTC)
she is the sweetest thing i have ever seen!
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[User Picture]From: thecre8tivei
2006-12-25 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much..
I think so too:)
Merry Christmas!!
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[User Picture]From: pomegranatemoon
2006-12-25 03:09 pm (UTC)
You are a true Angel.

Much love and blessings to you and all the animals you have helped and will come to help in the future.

You're an amazing soul.
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[User Picture]From: thecre8tivei
2006-12-25 03:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, for the sweet words...
I'm surrounded with amazing people:)
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[User Picture]From: blueaspic
2006-12-25 03:22 pm (UTC)
What a little beauty. I'm sure she'll improve in strides under your care.
May you and yours have a happy, peaceful holiday and New Years. Thank-you for all you do for these babies.

I hope you don't mind, I linked your blog on my journal.
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[User Picture]From: thecre8tivei
2006-12-25 03:51 pm (UTC)
Happy Holidays to you too:)
I'm honored to be linked..
Thanks so much!!
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[User Picture]From: ngakmafaery
2006-12-25 03:37 pm (UTC)
...oh, she's just so supercute! You can clearly see how loving and sweet she is!
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[User Picture]From: thecre8tivei
2006-12-25 03:51 pm (UTC)
She is soooooo sweet!!
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From: tricia_joy
2006-12-25 05:38 pm (UTC)


that hurt. Bless your heart Bernie, may you continue to have the strength and good health to carry on with the hard work. God bless...
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[User Picture]From: pouncing_tiger
2006-12-25 05:53 pm (UTC)
What a BEAUTIFUL Christmas story! Noel looks so sweet. I'll bet she's a real lover.

People like you are the reason I have not yet given up hope for humanity. =)
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[User Picture]From: sharkskitten
2006-12-25 06:41 pm (UTC)
'used as a bait dog'? I cannot believe...no, strike that. Considering how horrible humans are to other humans, i guess it's reasonable to believe that there are people out there who would willingly allow this type of treatment.

Noel looks like such a sweet pup. i'll bet she's a cuddler.

Merry Xmas!
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From: mizcarla
2006-12-25 06:50 pm (UTC)


crying like a baby here. I know you warned me, but geez look how adorable and sweet she is. I hope (strike that..I KNOW) God will have a special kind of punishment for all the bastards that treat animals cruelly!

God love ya Bern and Bless you for all the lives you save, hugs you give, and spirits you restore.

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[User Picture]From: hackberryhaven
2006-12-25 06:53 pm (UTC)
what a sweet puppy. i'm so glad you found her and took her home.
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[User Picture]From: tattooedartgirl
2006-12-25 07:16 pm (UTC)
oh she's cute!! I'll be making her a hat too!.
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[User Picture]From: one_winged_cat
2006-12-27 02:19 am (UTC)
Awww... so very cute. And looking so very happy now. Noel's luck changed because the right person came along.

Here's to a better new year!
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[User Picture]From: tuatha242
2006-12-27 10:39 am (UTC)
What a sweetie..!!!Happy holidays!!!(Especially to the happy Christmas pup)
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