taking in the abused, neglected, ignored and de-valued is easy. these animals are so very happy and grateful to finally be "seen" and they think saints is a pretty good thing.
taking in beloved family pets is another thing altogether, they had a home, they were loved and cherished (or at least they thought they were) and initially to them, saints can be hell.
cody had a good night by broken hearted standards. this morning tho she is clearly stating, i don't belong here and i want to go home. she is laying out in the grass and she won't come in.
i can make cody love me, she really won't have a choice but how sad is it that i manipulate her emotions to get her to be happy here?
this is the part of rescue that i hate, the messing with the broken hearted. because i will make her love me and want me and follow every movement i make with her eyes and her feet and she will always yearn for more of me then there really is. if i had one really true wish that would come completely true, it wouldn't be for money (that would be second)...it would be that beloved old and senior dogs would never, ever lose their homes.