Rescue Journal


Carol  ·  Nov. 10, 2010

2 days back to work and my back is starting to act up again. i would have thought saints was the major problem with all of the heavy lifting but since it got better on my holidays, it must be the enforced bending i do during dressing changes. home care nursing is different then hospital nursing...there are no electric beds to put at the right height to do your work. oh well..since i already know i have arthritic changes in my spine..i guess i better look into a decent back support to get me thru til retirement age. aging truly sucks sometimes but there are tools out there to make it easier to grow old.

my advice for the day is look after your has to last you a lifetime.

it looks like from the emails today, that we can expect the new dogs to arrive sometime around midnight tomorrow...that will suck for an early rising work day on friday but at least i then have the weekend off to settle and get to know them all.

al spent the night with his great but heavy head resting between my shoulder blades. i guess when he decides he is returning to the world of the bed buddies..he is returning right back to the heart of it all....i am like the pleasantly warm hot water bottle...comfy to sleep on, next to, or as close to as you possibly can.



i hope none of the new guys have any idea about the bed buddy world of higher possibilities.....there are plenty of empty and comfy unused beds on the floor.

i had terrible dreams last night about elephants tormented in captivity. it wasn't one of my most restful nights. i think god should just take all of the animals off of this earth and make us live all alone here.
maybe then we would learn that what we used with contempt was really our most precious gift.... we were just to ignorant and selfish to know.


Jane Stanley

Amen! to both Carol and Marissa.
Let me guess the book you are it Water for Elephants? ...or Jumbo?


Yes, it always fascinates me how humans write about encountering alien species and how it would behoove us to treat them with respect and compassion. Yet, right now we live on this planet with thousands of other-than-human species and we treat them in the cruelest, most basest ways imaginable.

As William Inge wrote, "We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."