Basil was rescued with just a week to live by my daughter and her family. They had two other dogs, cross yorkie/maltese named Dolly and Soo.I was so touched I wrote some words about Basil. HOPE No home, No food,No love No hope Broken leg, shot in the back No hope Cataracts, arthritis, mange, fleas No hope Put on death row, just a week to live No hope But will rescue come? Is it on the way? Is there hope? YES! I was rescued I now have a home, food, love and care I am being healed My new family love me and I love them There is always hope THE FRUITS OF HOPE Hi my name is Basil, you may remember me The dog that had so little hope but found a family My leg is on the mend, I can now trot round the park The mange and fleas have gone, my coat now thick and dark Arthritis getting better with a tablet every day Cataracts make my eyes weak but soft and blue they say My favourite trick is head in bin to gobble up the scraps Then I go all puppyish until its time for naps I was once so very thin, now getting rather plump My little sisters jump on me which makes my tail 'thump thump' Don't give up hope of rescue friends, good people are out there Seeking to adopt us and give home, and love and care.