Monday, March 26, 2012

Life is just busy

I feel bad, I don't blog like I use to. Sometimes I think maybe it is because this rescue stuff isn't new any more. When I first started in rescue the things I saw really bothered me... the abuse, the neglect but now it is like YEP saw that before. It is rare when something shocks me any more. Isn't that sad!

I have had dogs thrown from cars, dog fighting dogs, dogs that are almost starved to death, endless number of hoarder and mill dogs. I use to hold them and cry... I still hold them but I don't cry any more. I see it too much, you can't let it drain you emotionally. You have fight for the dogs and if you are so emotionally drained by the horrible things that you see you aren't going to help anyone.

I have learned too that I need to do stuff for me. I am fighting a battle that I may never see won, at least not in my life time and there will always be dogs that need saving so take that vacation, take that break, do something for me once in a while, it isn't like there won't be more dogs that need saving once I am back from vacation, done taking a break, etc.

How sad of a reality is that.

I have learned too that people are liars... not all but most and trusting them I should do with caution. I helped a lady with her 2 dogs while she was in a women't shelter. I knew deep down she was going to stiff me with the bill for her dogs. AND SHE DID! I know I should get working on trying to get that money back but at the same time what is the point. She isn't going to pay.

Like I said when the person who I thought was a good person sued ME/the rescue after re homing a dog that she didn't even own. If you can sleep at night knowing you are screwing over a non profit organization, have at it. And news flash, didn't hurt the rescue at all... always good to have lawyers as adopters :-)


Sandra@all natural dog treats said...

Dogs are genuinely man's best friends. These canines try to cheer us up when upset, but it hurts me when they are abused and tortured.

Jeanne ODell said...

What you do matters very much to the dogs and animals you have giving a second chance to. I am unable to have but 2 dogs,both rescues I would love to have more but can't. I fight with this all the time.I spend a lot of hours networking animals and trying to connect people with other people to save a life. I am a very emotional person and I have a hard time seeing animals I have tried to save be PTS. I have to remind myself all the time that lives of the animals are more important than my feelings. So I dig my heals in, spend some extra time with my girls and go back at it. I know that the ones I do save it does matter to them.I take it one at a time and maybe a few on a great day.

Anonymous said...

I've been where you are, when the shallowness of the majority of people, the uncaring and the knowledge that much of the overwhelming avalanche of animals in desperate need would evaporate, if everyone desexed pets and puppyfarming was stopped and everyone took on and really tried to give a cat or dog - or extra dog or cat, a home and sometimes, it appears the avalanche appears to be picking up speed - but if you have some dear friends or regular donors, I really think you need a weekend to lift your spirits. You sound overwhelmed - as we all are - but you sound as tho' you're starting to break. Trouble is, I know, like me, even if you found a trusted minder, you still won't spend anything on yourself. You need to find a joy, a WIN story, that will lift your spirits and you really need a weekend of laughter, (tho' when you see what you see, it's hard to laugh). Have you anyone who will step in and give you a break AND WON'T STUFF UP EVERYTHING? I wish I was close enough to offer practical help, but I'm in Oz and as a fellow rescuer, am ALWAYS completely skint and desperate for money, myself. Hugs and I hope you can find a donor and a team of part time helpers and a couple of truly funny new chums, to take that heavy heart and give it a rest and a treat.