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Gayle runs the only raptor rescue in the Upper Peninsula. She does not get the support some of the lower state rescues do. If you can send a donation please do, if nothing else please pass on the link.

Donations to: UP Raptor Rehab, 5717 25th Rd., Gladstone, MI 49837

A Prayer for all children....

A friend of mine from High School and Facebook posted this and I had to share:

O God Of All Children

O GOD OF ALL CHILDREN

O god of all the children of Somalia, Sarajevo, South
Africa and South Carolina
Of Albania, Alabama, Bosnia, and Boston,
Of Cracow and Cairo, Chicago and Croatia,
Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

O God of Black and Brown and White and Albino
children and those all mixed together,
Of children who are rich and poor and in between,
Of children who speak English and Spanish and
Russian and Hmong and languages our ears
cannot discern,                                           
Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

O God of the child prodigy and the child prostitute,
of the child of rapture and the child of rape,
Of runaway or thrown -away children who struggle
every day without parent or place or friend
or future,                                                  
Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

O God of children who can walk and talk and hear
and see and sing and dance and jump and
play and of children who wish they could
but can't,                                                
Of children who are loved and unloved, wanted and
unwanted,
Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

O God of beggar, beaten, abused, neglected,
homeless, AIDS, drug, and hunger-ravaged
children,                                                      
Of children who are emotionally and physically and
mentally fragile,
and of children who rebel and ridicule, torment and
taunt,
Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

O God of children of destiny and of despair, of war
and of peace,
Of disfigured, diseased, and dying children,
Of children without hope and of children with hope
to spare and to share,
Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

from
GUIDE MY FEET

Prayers and Meditations on
Loving and Working for Children

by Marian Wright Edelman

Life with Cats

Life with Cats: Adventure of the Day - Darth Insipid Rides Again! From around the corner of the bathroom door, snaked a single striped paw...Slowly it crept, past the orange cat seeking to mark the tubular feminine hygiene products as his own. The single paw, seemingly unattached to its sleek host, dipped daintily into the box, snicked out a single claw and with a slight twist caught its objective by the paper on its end - snagging it and removing it from the box silently. Whereupon, Darth Insipid began to bat it about in both front paws while sitting upright on his haunches as if he were juggling devilsticks. But wait! A two legs is coming down the hall. Reluctant to be discovered, he slips silently into the hallway, dropping his conquest at the feet of his fuzzy orange brother newly arrived just in time to be framed... as usual. :)

Dear Universe....

... I have had enough drama for this week.  I don't think i can handle even one more straw.  And while most of it is not happening to me directly, having to handle being the shoulder for everyone all at once has left me feeling like the caryatid under her stone.   So.... make with the fixing already, or at least send me a crane.

Hey Fim!

Have you heard about this....www.savethekeiths.com/ ?