‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the rescue –
All the creatures were stirring, believing something would ensue.
Whispers and wishes hung in the air,
In hopes of Bilos’ special someone. Could we dare?
Bilos is blind, born without eyes,
But we knew when we met him – he was a special prize.
Smart, and sweet, and anxious to please,
He surprised and delighted and adapted with ease.
Special needs dogs need special humans as well,
It takes patience and commitment to help them excel.
We understood it would take time, but impatient we grew,
Bilos was truly deserving of love, this we all knew.
A quiet visitor arrived not once, or twice, or even thrice,
But over and over, seeking answers and advice.
With great thought and great care she made her decision,
And two days before Christmas, took Bilos home on provision.
To first foster our boy she dispatched –
With paws crossed and prayers said,
We hope for a forever match.
In her first update she writes that she feels lucky and blessed,
Our joy and gratitude, we cannot express.
A Christmas wish whispered and delivered with speed,
Merry Christmas, sweet Bilos! With prayers answered, indeed.