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Mieke Bernaards

Gent, Belgium
female, age 45
Speaks: little english :-), dutch
Joined Jan 27, 2009

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In 2003, police in  Warwickshire ,  England , opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog.. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had clearly been abused.

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a Greyhound female, to the nearby Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, run by a man named Geoff Grewcock and known as a willing haven for Animals abandoned, orphaned or otherwise in need. 

Geoffand the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved.

They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.

But Jasmine had other ideas. No-one remembers now how it began, but she started welcoming all Animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It wouldn't matter if it was a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting Animal, Jasmine would peer into the box or cage and, where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.

Geoff relates one of the early incidents. "We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the centre and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them."

"But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of them and it helps them to not only feel close to her but to settle into their new surroundings.

"She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose."

Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary's resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and 15 rabbits.

And one roe deer fawn. Tiny Bramble, 11 weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field.. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the Roe deer with affection and makes sure nothing is matted.

"They are inseparable," says Geoff "Bramble walks between her legs and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary.

It's a real treat to see them."

Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life. When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely. She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next Orphan or victim of abuse.

From left, Toby, a stray Lakeland dog; Bramble, orphaned Roe deer; Buster, a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; Sky, an injured barn owl; and Jasmine with a Mothers heart doing best what a caring Mother would do... Such is the order of God's Creation.

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Birthday Dec 26, 1972  
Languages little english :-), dutch  
About Me I am a lesbian and I hope that you accept this
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Eating Habits TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY, Drink Loads Of Water  
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What Gives Me Hope more accepting to gay's and lesbians
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me Evil people, hypocrisy, Drunk Drivers, cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal, any one that would hurt a woman, Any one that would hurt a child, abusive people  
Passions my friends, peace, music, making a difference, animals  
Inspirations My best friend, peacemakers, Love songs, music, good people, beautiful stories, animals  
What Scares Me to not accept to gay's and lesbians, Losing the ones I love, Is how cruel the people of the world are, cruel people, Criminals that are young and violent, abusers  
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Interests psychology, pets, music, movies, Medicine / Health Care, labradors!, internet, humor, computers  
Books true stories, TRUE CRIME, spirituality, sci-fi, psychology, Anything by Stephen King or Dean Koontz  
Music Love songs, soft rock, pop, country, Classic Rock  
Movies true stories, horror, drama, action  
TV Shows x-files, NCIS, medium, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order, Grey's Anatomy, Cold Case, csi, charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, angel, Alias, 24  
Favorite Foods steak, salad, pizza, pasta, coffee, chicken  
Favorite Places my room, home  
Can't Live Without tv, computer, animals  
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    Dec 25, 2010 8:47 AM

    Suzanna v. (271)

    From morning till night
    May your birthday be bright
    And nicer than ever before..
    And as years come and go
    May your happiness grow
    And your dreams be fulfilled
    Even more

    Happy Birthday to you!

    Dec 26, 2009 3:50 AM

    Suzanna v. (271)

    Because today's so special
    it really wouldn't do,
    to send one simple birthday wish

    to last the whole year through...
    So this wishes happy moments,

    a day when dreams come true,
    and a year that's filled with all the things
    that mean the most to you.

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        Namaste! ~janet sol xo~
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      Truth is inherent in Perfection ... Thank you for your friendship Mieke
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    Chantal B. (6)

    Dag Mieke,

    Bedankt voor de mooie en lieve kaart

    Ik weet niet of die flowersmile hier zal verschijnen, ik ben daar zo'n klungel in.

    Ik heb er vandaag weer een half uur zitten opzoeken om een afbeelding te plaatsen. En zeggen dat ik het ooit gedaan heb, maar het steeds vergeet.

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