Phoebe,

You’ll always be our sweet stripey girl. We love you and want you to be whole.

I hope you understand that we just wanted to share the blessings of the merciful.

Love,
Mom

A Prayer for Animals

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that will be put to death.

We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.

Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful.

-Albert Schweitzer

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