you better be prepared to make hard decisions..and probably unpopular decisions at times too.
i am pulling floyd out tomorrow and putting him in a cage. he is tormenting everyone in his coop and that is not fair. the bottom fence needs to be a priority for brent next weekend because it is a safety issue for the small dogs. so floyd is going to be stuck in a cage for a few weeks until we can get around to predator proofing a new pen for him.
the other thing i am doing which is really too bad...is this week i will be closing off the back outside cat run so the back cats won't be able to use it for now. it is once again beyond disgusting, the staff don't get to it, the volunteers don't get to it and i don't get to it either. it is no one's fault...we just don't have time or bodies to scoop and poop it often enough. if we can't keep it relatively decently clean for them then they will have to do without.
the final thing i am doing is permanently moving gilbert into the little goat pen..he is a mess. whatever is going on with that brain damaged goat..he needs better care. he needs to be groomed regularly and he needs to be permanently confined in a drier area so we can manage his weight, his feet and his general care better. i will get the vets out to see him this week but once we get him moved into the goat pen, he is to stay there until his feet clear up, the rainy spring season is done and he is more mobile. i also want edith to stay in there for now, she is too old and frail for the general population.
it is all fine and good to take in all these animals but we better make sure we are able to handle all of their care needs. that means making sure the chickens are safe and not stressed, the cats can walk on clean ground and the mentally challenged goat gets proper care.
i am also pondering some unhappy changes for the bed buddies..i am tired of mountains of laundry from my daily changed kingsized bed..it is really starting to bug me. we can't keep up with the laundry so something has got to change...the bed buddies might be a big part of that change.
sigh..if i am not careful, it could all start falling apart. i am not doing my job very well..i have let a few too many things slide and i damn well better pull up my socks and get back on top of things again.
it sucks to be in rescue some days for everybody. but if i can work it out, the sucking can be changed into not so sucking so much every day.
and i hate this god damn constant raining weather too by the way!!!!!