it was almost 8pm before everything and everyone settled around here and i could go and just cuddle tina.
i was so thankful that she was safe and at home and for all of our amazing volunteers who were right here the second she needed (when i wasn't!) and searched and searched until they found her.
from the bottom of my heart..thank you you guys!!!!
there are so many animals that we are responsible for....so many animals that we all love and care for so deeply....from the tiniest ones like tina to the giantest ones like percy.
and i will tell you why saints works so well...because there is a small army of people of here who feel exactly the same about our animals as me. they feel the same joy when they see them comfortable and happy...they feel the same heart stopping panic when something or someone...(ah hem tina!)... goes astray. they go to bed at night sometimes worrying about the same things that i do and trying to figure out ways to make everythng ok.
whenever anyone here needs something..air conditioners, shade umbrellas, extra help with bedtime routines,
home cooked meals (for both dogs and me!)..a quick fundraiser to bring in some cash....an emergency search party!....someone(s) step up to the plate and finds it somewhere for us. sometimes it is big things like the big money making gala or scotia bank bake sale, or writing grant applications for us, sometimes it is small things like feeding the shop pigs and uncovering the budgies for me yesterday morning cuz i was running late or checking on the animals in the evenings, or middle things...like sitting in wind storms and scorching heat promoting us or home based garage sales. plus there are the every day things...feeding, cleaning, cuddling, bathing, finding and recording receipts, coordinating volunteer schedules, answering emails, screening adoptions, sponsoring, donating big or small ....caring...all of it happening because of people truly emotionally invested in sick, and senior, special needs animals.
sometimes it is tough doing what we do here...but god has blessed us with each and every one of us all.