see! moderndog says i might be a saint....
Carol · Jun. 30, 2010
i am not a saint...but i am a bitch tonight....why...because i just feel bitchy for some reason (not to the animals..i like them ok right now)
that whole saint thing is such a freaking problem...and do you know why...
(ERROR...I WONDERED WHERE THAT WHOLE PARAGRAPH WENT... POOF, IT WAS GONE... TO UP HERE I GUESS... I SHOULD PROOF READ BEFORE I GO TO BED.)
....because if i can be a saint because of animal rescue then it stands to reason that some not so bright others will want to be a rescue saint too.
but...good luck with that cuz if i have been at it for all of these years with all of these hundreds of animals crashing thru, and if i still can't find sainthood with all of that behind me..how exactly is some innocent newbie gonna find it and pretty quick too.
every once in a while one or two try to slide in here who think they want to be me...are you kidding me? they actually think it is that easy, like they can just put on my shoes for a few hours a week and suddenly they are the great rescue saint (i am sticking my finger down this irreverent throat and gagging now).....there is no sainthood in rescue....it is just day after day, poop after pee, year after year, guilt upon guilt endless hard work.
how many of our current staff and volunteers know every single animal, with all of their medical or behavioral issues up here (except maybe not the new bunnies and chickens yet because there are so many and they are all brand new)
(sorry i cannot do question marks at the end of questions because for some reason tonight, they look like this...ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ huhÉÉÉÉÉ)
anyway...renee might be pretty close but she might not know all of the medical stuff on everyone...but maybe she does. if she does..i bet she is the only one and that is because she has actually worked at some point or another in every single area, 5 days a week for more than 3 years.
and renee is not a saint yet either (but she is very smart and kind)
but who of the wanna be saints wants to invest that kind of time and effort for year after year to even realistically try, knowing you are not ever gonna get there because it is an impossibility..rescue is done by flawed human beings that is why it is NOT easy.
it is way easier and way more satisfying to kick off the shoes and lay on the couch in the evenings of a very quiet and tidy home and fantasize. i fantasize too..... about winning the lottery and paying a full company of dedicated and reality educated rescue staff but i do that because of simple laziness and greed not for want of a halo or wings.
anyway...even if i wanted to be a saint...like the animals would ever let me. a saint would have PERFECT animals...and i have kodi and phoebe.
from now on...new rule...no one is ever allowed to post a link that says anything about sainthood in this rescue (jenn!!)
i try to keep the over the edge crazies out..the misconception of a possible sainthood available here does not really help.
i should have named us.......HAGS...(homeless animals gagging society)...hah! try to give someone a halo with THAT warm and fuzzy...(not)...name!
hmmmm....how many mistakes have i actually made..we will add one more for choosing that name.
(oh colleen b...have you by any chance gotten to spend some quality time with lola...i just noticed (as she is yelling at me to go to bed now) that she looks like a dark and shiny black frog with big pointy ears and and a sharp pointy nose....like the wicked witch of the west in the wizard of oz....kind of creepily homely but still sort of cute.!)