My coworkers can be real jerks sometimes. I really love them but how how they treat people bothers me.
Our Shelter provides many services to the community. We are non-profit that take in strays, house dogs for homeless, house animals after arrests, court cases etc. So we are PRETTY involved in the community.
What bothers me is how we judge them there.
We got a dog in because the owner was arrested. The dog was very kind and well cared for except for being intact. (
obviously a sign of neglect, right?)
This guy LOVES this dog, came right in to get him and the dog saw him and freaked. They really loved each other. And when I was telling the dog that I was so happy for him to be back with his owner who loved him very much someone sarcastically mumbled, “Well he does such a great job showing it”
So, because he is uneducated about the risks of having an intact male dog, and was arrested he is incapable of love?
I’m sorry that you live a blessed life where you have an income and the ability to spend OUTRAGEOUS amounts of money on your animals and that you are so smart and experienced in the animal field that you can JUDGE how much this man loves his dog.
Like I said, I love my coworkers and their compassion for animals, but in the process of growing that love some have lost compassion for people.
Now I joke a lot and say I hate people and I love animals more. It really isn’t true at all. I love talking to people, learning about their life and why they live it the way they do and I know I am in no place to JUDGE them.
I’m all for education, but to come right out and decide if someone loves something enough is just fucked up.
Seriously work is just too much right now.
We’ve had to turn one of our rooms into a second ISO
Thrity cats have URIs and five of them are horribly, horribly sick.
Our Puppy Playroom now houses 6 or 7 rabbits. And our break room has puppies and momma.
I medicated EVERYONE and came out to find everyone goofing off and talking. waiting for me… because no one else is capable of medicating…
I just can’t stand to see them so ill. I wish I could take them home and take proper care of them.
I suppose the worst part is that the community expects so much of us. They can’t comprehend we simply don’t have space for 7 kittens with URIs so bad their eyes are glued shut with green mucus. But we take them anyways and my boss cares for them, her two other fosters and her second job.
Again, to people who hate shelters, take a look at yourself. What are YOU doing to help? Nothing? Then shut up.
Paychecks are nice considering we work in a shelter, but the people I work with live paycheck to paycheck. There is NO MONEY IN ANIMAL CARE. Ever. Period.
I don’t know how people in California even manage.
And we have a dog, for reasons I can’t say… or it’s name.
But it is really quiet and shy.
It likes to follow me around but seems kinda iffy. Today I asked for a kiss when we were walking around and it didn’t kiss me back, but then I put it in it’s kennel and said, “No matter what you will go to a good home, God loves you and I love you.”
It actually looked me in the eyes (which it never does) and lightly licked my chin.
Moments like that give me such overwhelming feelings.
That is a better positive note than Denver :)
(PS: I don’t care what logical reasons people have for that, it was ADORABLE and perfect timing. That is all I’m saying.)
I didn’t get a picture, which is REALLY sad because this guy is ADORBS
He came in a wreck and with a little medicine and lots of love he left to a perfect home.
And there was a fucking spider in my hair
And last Wednesday during my Organic Chem test I had an aphid in my hair trying to help me out….
I LOVE BUGS. Like. Totally fascinated by them.
And I wont let people kill them when they are around me.
BUT STAY THE FUCK OFF OF ME YOU GROSSOS OMG.
I feel like a have a purpose there.
Even if kittens use me as a climbing post and we have heartbreaking situations.
Right now we have a cat that was found in a columbine. We amputated his injured hind leg and tail. He just had his Pheno Patch removed today and couldn’t be happier.
We do great things here, I’m so glad to be a part of something like this.