The hardest thing about being old is being afraid. I have been cold and alone, wandering the streets in the dark and the rain. I have been picked up by strangers and left inside a hard cement cage. I did not know anyone, I could not see the light and I was cold and afraid. My leg hurt and my teeth chattered and my body shook til I thought I would break. I wanted so badly to be somewhere safe. I wanted someone to hold my face in their hands, and lay me upon a soft bed and tell me not to be afraid. I wanted to be warm and not afraid anymore and all I could do was wait. My name is Cedric and I did not die in that place and I am no longer afraid. I am warm and my face is held in gentle hands and I hear words of kindness surround me. I am Cedric and I will not die afraid.
adopt or foster a senior animal from your local shelter, help them to feel safe too.