This year the rescue just took off. Never new id be running a rescue with over 80 animals in it at one time! I took a day for me today. I have been sick. I have hurt my back and I had to go to the doctor 2x in 2 weeks and still run the rescue and do my real job... so I decided to take ME time. So here I am reminiscing and thinking about the future. I remember little things like driving down Greenhouses rd on our way to church or at night and seeing frogs, tons of frogs everywhere and feeling so sorry for them because we were running them over! I will never forget that! Its etched in my brain forever! I remember driving in the truck with an ex and the jerk ran over a turtle! That's carved in my head forever and I will never forget it! Now, people look at me crazy because I stop traffic to pick up a turtle and put it in the ditch... Frogs and bugs were my friends when I was little. I remember Lefty. A cat my mom found on the road that got hit. She took it to the vet and they amputated her leg. We kept her and named her Lefty. My grandmother had horses so we would go to the stables and try to find our horses in all that land. Sunshine was our pony. He loved us little kids. Every time we would go with carrots and apples and we would feed him and our other horses, but Sunshine, he was so sweet. He would scream at us to come back every time we left. Horse language or course but I knew what he was saying! Its so funny because all us cousins were (don't laugh) half animal. Either half dog, half cat, half horse... of course I was half horse! Our child hood was filled with animals. I remember being put on a horse the first time in my life. On Casper... well he was very bad that day! Not in the mood. He took off with me on him, hit his forehead on the tree and I flew off into a pile of horse manure! Knocked me out! I know it sounds horrible! Gross!... maybe I should of left that part out. But as you can see, my childhood was filled with animals... the barn kitties, the frogs in the gutters, the strays my mom would bring home, the kittens I would bring home and hide in my room. The chickens, the ducks, the goats, the rabbits. Now here I am today working in the oilfield and running an animal rescue! Who would of thunk it! Every day I get emails asking for help, fb messages of pleads for help. I'm sorry if today I didn't get to write you back, but this has been one crazy month of sick kittens and doggies. One dog passed away, her frail body just couldn't handle life anymore (may Piper rest in peace), 4 kittens passed away (something's spreading widely at this shelter because the kittens are getting too sick, fast), I have a self mutilating kitten, two mangie doggies, two dogs that are unadoptable because their past haunts them so im working my hiney off to get funds to send them to professional training so they can live the rest of their life peacefully, loved forever. volunteers backing out for their own personal reasons and im thankful for their help when they could help and im thankful that some didn't just dump the animals on me like some have, but im still here trying to make up for the lack of volunteers that did dump the animals on me to fend for myself. So I felt like today, was a good day to take a load off and not worry about anything... until 8pm when someone comes over so I can give vaccinations and dewormer to a new doggy in our rescue.
So, yeah, I felt like taking a day to myself. Let my back heal, let my cough subside, and reminisce on our babies that passed, the ones that are struggling and praying that some care enough to donate towards them getting better. Good night all. Hello night time cold and flue.