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(Top Set, January 6, 2011)
... to offer acts of kindness to those in need, and to recognize that people and animals don't need a hero, they need a friend who truly cares about their well-being. And in my animal rescue work and in my everyday interactions with people, I have come to recognize that every kindness I offer rewards me in return. The love I have received from the dogs I interact with as an adoption counselor and pit bull foster mom has sustained me and inspired me ... and I feel like I can never begin to repay that love.
I dedicate this set to Polyvore friend Ivan Syd, who sent me the picture of Mabel the rescue pit bull. Mabel is a foster dog who is learning to trust again, through the care and love of her foster mom. Check out Mabel's story here: http://animals.change.org/blog/view/gratuitous_photo_of_a_pit_bull_superhero
And to Polyvore and all my friends here: Happy New Year! And THANK YOU for all the kindness you have shown me. I treasure it, and you. A special shout-out also to betsy bug, whose collections continually spark my imagination!