it is such a pointless exercise in ego building...just sit back and whisper comments or judgements or questions, call up everyone you can think of or send out a group email for a one sided discussion that never gets a single thing done.
politicking just pisses me off...it does diddly squat for the animals and wastes a lot of time and energy. and that is the difference between opinion makers and people out doing something..an opinion never saved anything.
don't think for a second that just because some people applaud our going to the auction and getting into a moral mess while we were there that an equal number who don't post on the blog might not be thinking the same as you or me. they will say we have enough animals, they will say we are wasting money donated to help seniors and special needs. they will say day old calves destined for slaughter are not our mandate...or 3 young very social and human trusting goats dumped off by animal control should be allowed to go for meat. they will say, we are buying animals...so what? you think the auction would let us have them for free?...not when the meat guys are bidding.
ok...so we don't happen to agree. whatever...who cares? some will say the donors will...well if they do, and they read it here, they probably will chose to donate elsewhere. the 300 folks who visited us this weekend and were so generous in their support did not have a problem with who they saw being cared for here or how they were being care for either.
senior and special needs means 2 things...old or needs something special, above and beyond the expected things. the calves are sick and weak, besides hoping for a decent life...they need medical care. those goats were raised to like and trust humans..i think sending them to a slaughter house was pretty freaking mean. and i didn't see any day old sick calf or socialized goat rescuers there.
i just saw nicole, meghann, angelina, renee, kristen and me.
these kind of judgements that decree who we should help and who we should not...who do they help?
not any animals that i can see cuz the folks making these judgements are not out helping anybody.
is it really fair for those who don't to tell those who do..how they should do what they do?
to me that just seems utterly stupid....i don't get it....but then i don't get a lot of things.
but what i do get is this...life is precious, life is unique..life does not fit nicely inside neatly stacked and labelled boxes. and while i might be surrounded by death here on many, many days....life is always precious and welcome.