i think everyone should fall over themselves to buy tickets for the fundraiser...
Carol · Aug. 3, 2009
just out of extreme pity for me.
this whole rescue thing is just hard and dirty and exhausting and that's AFTER i get home from my "real" job.
last night i momentarily passed out in the barn..not for any reason except it was too freaking hot in there and i was dripping in sweat, unable to breathe in the hot thick air. ooops...i neglected to open up and air the barn out first which i do every night. anyway..i got myself outside, pulled over a bench, sat in the shade with the hose running over my head and then i was fine again.
tonight i came home from work to check out cole who mo said was dripping blood from his tail....i started digging thru his very thick coat and lo and behold another disgusting mass of maggots. i couldn't find the shaver, i couldn't find the betadine or the peroxide so i tossed him in the tub..couldn't make any headway. tied him to the cupboard ran out to the barn and grabbed the horse shavers...shaved his tail down some more..ran into town to shoppers and bought some betadine..tended his wounds, cleaned up the mess. made sure i got all the buggers, bathed him again..all the while with him wailing that i was killing him.... and then i set him free to sulk in peace.
now he freaking HATES me.
tomorrow that dog is getting shaved stem to stern and i don't care if he looks like a freak. i want him naked so i can see every inch of him and he is going to have a god damn dreaded bath every day too, at least until fly season is thru.
did you know that rescue is about overheating and waking up in a pigs stall?..did you know it was about leaking, incontinent dogs that you have to shave maggots off when you get home from your job? did you know it was gross and disgusting and hot and not even the least little bit pretty?
so i think folks should sell us out for our fundraiser really quick so i can have a nice, clean, pretty night out away from the ickiness here while doing some much needed fundraising!
for the non icky news....
i was late putting the barn guys to bed,,,little emily was wild in her zoomies. she was kicking and bucking and flying around. she reminded me of a much smaller version of a young percy who used to scare the crap out of me...sigh...another few hundred pounds and she will soon be scaring me too.
saints welcomes syndra...a very sweet blind and deaf senior shitzu from the burnaby shelter, debbie drove her out today..(thank you!) she needs a bath and grooming but she is not gross like cole which is good cuz i am all dog bathed out for tonight anyway.
i will say tho...that cole looks quite white and spiffy right now even if he is still glaring at me.