as night falls and the foggy rain sweeps thru the air....i feel grateful that the animals and myself are warm and dry within.
remus went off to his new adoptive home so he will be spending this stormy night in comfort and safety as well.
we had the second wonderful group of Envision volunteers here today, they put together a donated dog house, did some cleaning and tidying up and moved some heavy loads of gravel in the pouring rain to make a less messy walking area in and out of big bears private room. Thank you!
i still have been worrying about escalating costs. we just got a $4000 water bill from hauling in water all summer long. the vet bills didn't all get paid off from the gala, we just didn't make quite enough. and of course bratwurst blowing his spine yet again, just made a difficult situation even worse.
but here is the thing..rescue is not easy, every day there is something that crops up and has to be dealt with. most days it is a struggle..body, mind or spirit..all three can take various hits.
i am reminded that while each day isn't always pretty, that it often is unfair or unkind...there is still that gift in living a life with purpose.
in the past dozen years, almost 1000 animals have walked thru our doors..the buildings and fences are a little beat up, i am a little worse for wear, we have survived physical trauma, and emotional drama, and soul wrenching disillusionment, disappointments, sadness and one thing has not changed over the years....saints is still here. we have kept hope floating for many senior and special needs animals year after year.
as night falls and the foggy rain sweeps thru the air...i feel immense gratitude that 1000 animals and myself were able to find comfort and purpose here. and in a dozen more years or so...maybe 1000 more.
hope floats...one day at a time.
(the mp building in 2006. today it houses 16 animals safely.)