apparently there have been some peripheral questions/rumours on why Turtle Gardens is no longer using our shop on their adoption trips to the lower mainland..are we fighting? are we mad at each other? what is going on?
stan, yvette and dave are probably cringing right now as i set the record straight...they are nicer and more polite than i am but i think if folks have questions they might as well hear the answers and it takes less time to say it once here than 20 times individually.
no we are not fighting, no there is nothing going on...TG needs to get their rescue work done and get their dogs down here to the south. they can't wait on us and what is happening here. first my family was coming up for my sons wedding, then watson took up the shop for a couple of months and now one of our staff and her dogs are living in the hideaway suite. i need someone on site here in case of emergency, esp. over the winter...like i slip on ice and fall and break something...been there, done that, it is a real reality for me.
people need to understand that not everything is a big secret or drama. TG has it's responsibilities, committments and operating needs...and so do we.
this is a sanctuary with 110 senior and special needs, multi-species, domestic animals.,..from 4 pound rabbits to 1000 pound cows...consider what that entails in terms of getting thru every day. saints first priority is meeting saints needs and getting our work done...TG's first priority is meeting TG's needs and getting their work done too. sometimes our paths walk together for awhile and sometimes we are off doing our own thing.
TG is always welcome to stay here..maybe it won't be in the hideaway suite...maybe it will be on a couch somewhere, we have plenty of those..but they don't have to stay here either if they decide to work out things differently.
it is not a big deal..it is whatever works out best for them or me...but it is not a huge dark ugly fighting thing..it is just each doing the business of rescue efficiently.
anyway... no point in making incorrect assumptions.... there are no problems between saints and TG....both of us are doing our own thing... we still like each other fine...this is just the current reality of rescuing for us right now...we are both freaking busy and so is the shop.