it probably was in poor taste posting odie as up for pretend euth...but do you know how frustrating it is to live with all of these really great animals (yes, even the major pain in the asses are great)...and everyone really likes them and even sometimes love them...here...because quite frankly it is easier to love them here then it is in their own homes.
dogs like odie, phoebe, jesse, ed, dusty, jelly, jerry, shane, manny... ARE total pains in the ass for various reasons BUT..they also are quite incredibly lovely and deserve that second real home forever chance.
so what will it take to get these guys a home..to get people to quit putting buts between them and a real home of their own?
and why do humans always want the easy and perfectly smooth road... why are the more difficult animals so hard for folks to keep or once homeless... even take on? shit, if i can figure out how to not only manage them here BUT love them to bits at the very same time with 140 others farting around under foot..why can't others with a helluvalot less on their plates and in their homes figure it out too?
do you think i have gotten as patient and kind (yes i am kind!) and sometimes smart... as i am just doing the easy peasy piece of cake animals?
it is the tough ones that have forced me to stretch..it is the hard ones that helped me grow...and now i want to generously share that stretching and growing...pretty nice and helpful of me dontcha think?
but seriously..the point of rescuing all of these guys in the first place was to give them not only a second chance but some extra time for someone great to care enough to take them into their hearts for the rest of their lives...the point was never to just dump them into my heart and keep them there til they die.
i thought everyone would love the old and the sick and the wrecked and the pretty much messed up...as much as i did and would flock to be blessed enough to be able to take them home..it happens for a few of them..the families that have adopted some of our guys really do believe they won the freaking lottery.
and yeah..these guys are safe here..but the other ones out there are NOT safe. so either folks have to start adopting the ones who are waiting in shelters to get in or the ones already here to make room for more to come in.
so ok..it won't be odie that dies...but it will be someone else just as special....just as unique....someone just like odie who actually does want to live.
you don't unnecessarily let an animal die because of a but...and you don't make them live the rest of their lives in a shelter either just because it is easy and it works to keep our souls clean...that works ok for humans...but...what about them?
jeezuz..esther is still here 5 years later after saving her from euth..and esther isn't even a pain in the ass..she is literally the nicest and sweetest dog in the whole freaking entire world.