adam is a bit perkier today. he is on a cone break while it was freshly washed and now dries in the sink...i cannot stand slimey cones, dirty bacteria growing things. he did not get his drain out today..too painful. so he goes back in on wed. to be sedated and then they will take it out for him. he continues to be a very sweet dog.
there is an ideal for me in rescue..i'd like to have 1.5 full time staff per area 7 days per week (that's house, mp building and barn.) we can't afford that yet, but maybe one day we will. in the mean time we do the best that we can with what we have with the volunteers and myself filling in the gaps...but its hard because almost all of us work other full time jobs. still, we manage to keep the place going and the animals (considering the multiple medical and emotional issues) actually do quite well in our care...some actually live longer and healthier than many family pets.
some days i would like to retire from my paid job and concentrate solely on saints..but then who would pay the mortgage? without a place to park ourselves, there wouldn't be a saints. i guess i better keep working..the mortgage won't be paid off for 10 more years yet.
i will tell you what keeps me going....at any given time i am surrounded by over one hundred sick, disabled, aging, palliative or mentally screwed up homeless animals that no one else wanted..they got tossed away and did not get picked up again until they came to saints. and somehow, some way, they make themselves a home here, they make us their family, at least for awhile. that says something about saints, it says something about us.
(thx for the photos erin!)