Friday, July 13, 2012

I am the only one....

I know I shouldn't get frustrated but I do.  I am the one that decided to run a non profit.  No one said I had to.  But sometimes I just get so frustrated.

I am the one that has to figure out who we can take, how many we can take.
I have to figure out how to get the dogs from the shelter onto a transport and to my house.
I am the one that has to "find" a place for them to be at my house.
And then what if the "plan" is to kennel two dogs together and they don't get a long. Then I am scrambling to figure out what I am going to do.
I am the one that has to wake up early to a house full of dogs and make sure everyone gets their food, medication, etc.
I am the one that has to figure out how to send payment to the shelter and figure out exactly how much gas money to send those who did the transporting.
I am the one that has to figure out who needs shots, who needs wormed, who needs the vet.
I am the one that has to remember who gets what on what day... heartworm/flea prevention and booster shots.
I am the one that has to pay someone to take care of the animals while I am not home if I choose to go somewhere
I am the one that has to rush home from work to rush to the vet
I am the one that doesn't eat dinner until 10pm b/c I have dogs to take care of.


And I know, I do it to myself but just frustrates me sometimes because I wish there was someone else that could do it.

Ok, granted my job is crazy stressful.. mostly because it is a new job and you know the whole new job anxiety piece but still sometimes, I just wish I wasn't the one.


Days In The Life Of Susan, An Animal Shelter Worker Who Has Bipolar Disorder said...

I understand how frustrating it can be looking after animals. The shelter I work at fortunately has many people involved sharing the load. Yes Dog Rescuer, you are the one, and you should be proud of what you do, I know I admire you. Is there any way that you can get some other likeminded people to help you out? Sending out adverts etc? You need to allow yourself time as well, no one can work 100 percent practically non stop.

MyLy M said...

I understand it can be frustrating, overwhelming, and difficult. You have your bad days and good days, but remember YOU ARE doing an amazing thing in life. You are making a difference. One can be a VERY powerful number. One can lead. One can fight. One can be heard and most of all it just takes one to make all the difference in the world for the animals in need. Keep it up and thank you!


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Amber G. said...

I don't know how you dog rescuers do it. I can only imagine the horrible and cruel things you've seen. Just know that people like myself truly do appreciate the things you do to help those who can't themselves. Keep up the good work!