But I feel the tugging at my heart strings when I think of the dogs, cats and other animals who have no family to spoil them. I pray the homeless animals are not roaming the cold, winter streets but have found shelter with Society for Animals in Distress (SAD). This is a good time to think of taking out a membership in SAD. So many four-legged friends depend upon our help.
And I think of St. Francis of Assissi, the patron saint of the animal kingdom.
"Not to hurt the creatures brethren is our first duty to them,
but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission -
to be of service to them wherever they require it."
And as we buy cards and gifts for our loved ones, let us not forget the four-legged creatures. A gift of love to SAD or theWildlife Federation is a wonderful way to celebrate this special day.
My heart is full and I wish everyone a very happy St. Valentine's Day.