you know...people ought to ask themselves that question before they act on their bright ideas.
this mornings forwarded email from dawn is a perfect example...
(paraphrased)....we hatched some chicken eggs in our house a few months go and we don't have any land. we found homes for the hens but the rooster has a broken leg and no one wants him and now he is crowing in our living room.
honestly? really? eggs could have crippled crowing roosters in them that no one might want?....gee what an unexpected surprise.
i am so tired of the "i only want to do this til it ain't fun anymore"
oh....hey...let's get a horse and keep it til i get too busy and need a break and the boarding fees could go to our mexican vacation. or my new favorite..the sweet tiny tea cup baby pot belly pig that janice and i went to rescue a few weeks ago cuz he was running loose (the owners showed up when we got there)...the very nice family had only had a him a couple of days before they lost him from the subdivision across the street...and i know those houses...every single house has 8 stairs in and out..fine for a baby you can carry in and out and up and down...but what about when he grows up to be a 150 pound pig?
there are the...let's get a puppy or a kitten, play with them until they grow up and then find out they are actual work, toss them out in the back yard for a dozen years or more and then get rid of them when no one else will want them cuz i don't have the time to spend and it's suddenly not fair to him or her????
and there are even a few flighty and fickle folks in the rescue community...oh gee i will be a hero and step up to help that animal no problem...oh ooops..didn't know about that issue...i can't do this...it is way too much!....he/she has to be offloaded to someone else right now.
honestly if you wanna have fun and fantasy, go to a casino..you can't hurt anyone but yourself in there. but please stay out of the animal world, god did not put them here to temporarily amuse the warm and fuzzy fun seekers...they are not toys.
We always enjoy your thought provoking ideas Carol...thank you. We being Turtle Gardens supporters and owners of two TG dogs can definitely relate to a lot of what you have to say. I see that someone else has the same name as me. Comment #2 was not posted by me. Keep up the good work!