i really did not need to go to the doctor.
all i had to do was look at my parents to know what was looming before me...ovarian cancer on my mothers side and diabetes and heart disease on my fathers.
i am to start lipitor for my high cholestrol...need a further glucose tolerance test...and that's with only half of the tests back so far.
i think this is not great time to not be smoking..i am going to have to make too many big changes in my life.
huge sigh..i would truck out and buy some cigarettes tonight but i am already in my pj's and don't want to get dressed again.
in any case..done with yapping about my health shit..i will do and will not do whatever i can, the best that i can and will leave it at that.
there aren't any...everyone is pretty much the same as they were yesterday.
however..i want to put something out there...
we get a lot of requests for animals wanting or needing in here. nicole goes thru them..answers the vast majority and then passes on to me the ones she is not sure on. i look at those and lets say out of half a dozen or more..i say yes to two or three. that means i have just allocated space here to those two or three. and i am now going to say no to the next two or three. we are supposed to be the end of the line here...a no from us usually means death...so theorectically thse next two or three are now going o be dead.
NOTHING pisses me off more than saying yes to some animals and then no to a bunch more and never hearing from the yes animals again...i am assuming that in the end they really didn't need us. this would be fine if this late decision did not preclude a few extra dead bodies.
i don't know how to avoid this..someone suggesed making requestors file a thousand dollar deposit so they don't dink around with our time and our available space and waste another animals life when they up and change their mind.
i am thinking tho of making any offer for admission a 24 hour offer only..25 hours later, the space goes to the next animal who needs....i am so freaking tired of the urgency/emergency/desperation of sad stories that never seem to arrive or try to arrive weeks or months later in their own very convenient time.
do not call here unless EVERY option has been explored and fallen thru. i am not the least bit interested in taking in animals who actually can go somewhere else. AND don't consign another animal to death by wasting our precious space and time by using us to cover all of the bases just in case either..we are not your magic fix eveyrthing wild card.
oh and while i am at bitching...
to the rescues who are importing animals from the high kill shelters in the states...
you are responsible to meet the needs of the animals you bring in. don't be trying to dump the sick ones, the dick headed ones here cuz you were expecting said rescue to be easy and problem free. bite the bullet babes and deal with what you bring in...and if they happen to end up being unadoptable for some reason..guess your family just got a brand new, life long, messed up best friend.
if you can't or won't guarantee them that..leave them where they were. half a job ain't rescue..it is just another human loser looking for an easy way out.
stay out of the rescue kitchen if you are just in there to play and screw around.
the spca's and animal controls are not part of the issue.they don't even call unless it is an absolutely for sure last resort and then they work at getting the animal here which like with dogs like shep is not always easy. i have never held a space for a public shelter animal and not had them come UNLESS they suddenly hit a crises and needed to be unexpectedly euthanized...and no one can predict that.
it is some of the private rescues and the public that dick around with our space and our time..they run in a totally different less imminent life and death time zone than the rest of us. and they are really bad for coming up with a new and improved plan and forgetting to let the old plan folks know.