I dipped my bandanna in the cool water, wrung it out, then laid the kitten on my lap. I looked under cars, in dumpsters, over fences. . If we do this book, I think a third of the royalties should go for the animals. No one had seen them. Terri Crisp helped start a movement in Emergency Animal Rescue that was desperately needed, and the response from teams at hurricane katrina and hurricane sandy would not have been there without her setting the foundation. It was worse than I had imagined.
My new companions settled nicely into my life. From that day on I was like a sponge. I am now equally amazed at how many people work behind the scenes to create a book. Almost two years have passed since Samantha and I met, and the book is now complete. Terri confides some very personal experiences divorced, marriage, child birth, job changes with a slightly detached view and then calmly moves on. I named our new friend Paddington.
The new mother licked each kitten clean and then stretched out so they could suckle. I still cry when I read it, I still look at the pictures in amazement. I compromised and made them their own special bed in the living room. Terri tries to be fair to all the people she's met throughout, even those that are hard not to condemn, and lavishes praises those who have helped. This book kept me reading - I really enjoyed Terri's stories and didn't feel that she was bragging in any way. I asked everyone I passed if they had seen two black-and-tan cats.
There was one tiny ma-and-pa grocery store, several restaurants, a bait shop, and lots of birds. We were unknown entities when we walked into the conference room at Pocket for the first time, but because she too loved animals, she fought for this book—and now there is an entire team at Pocket promoting it. This book reads like fiction and I could not put it down. Makes a great gift for an animal lover! I knocked on every door. I reread it every few years. I had always wanted to be a mom, but the joy I should have been feeling was clouded by the recent death of Spring and my deteriorating marriage. Lots of personal insights, intimate detail, and remarkable rescues.
One low cry pierced through the confusion of echoes on the hillside. I'm not sure what kind of politics is surrounding this author, but the book itself, and the story of the rescues, really touched and inspired me. It has become increasingly difficult to accept them as just a scattering of coincidences. Samantha and I became best friends because of this book. But Paddington and Farina were still missing.
I learned at an early age that there were too many unwanted dogs and cats in this world. Since 1983, Crisp has devoted herself to saving animals during natural and man-made disasters. Throughout the years they have allowed me to explore who I wanted to be, providing me with a safety net should I stumble. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Read about them and think about what you, too, can do.
Terri helped rescue birds and otters after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Hurricane Andrew, and many other disasters and local rescues. There's that line that some of us, as animal lovers, are unable to cross. He is a good and decent man for whom I have the deepest respect and love. As I went to leave, I passed a bulletin board hanging in the hallway. The stories in this book are all based on actual events. Crease to inside flap of dust cover. Collapsing on the couch, I cried myself to sleep.
I was now right in the middle of one and I was scared. Terri Crisp is an amazing woman who helped start the legion of disaster related animal rescue groups out there today. When I returned home Monday afternoon, it was to tell my husband to pack and move out. Thanks as well to Mary Baumann Pesaresi, whose thoughtful insights and suggestions inspired us to do better. Let me make a suggestion, she said. I married him in naiveté eight months later.