Was in bed with the piglet, Lily, and Tunch, and we had gone through our bedtime rituals and were getting all ready for sleep, when I remembered I wanted to say something. I went to the new animal shelter in my county today to check out the new digs (they are just moving in) and to make a donation, and even though it is nice and new and big, it is already packed.
They must have had at least 75 dogs and 100 cats, all of whom need a good home. I left just feeling awful, and made a pledge to myself that I would go back and volunteer. I don’t recall it ever being this bad before, so I’m just assuming the shelters are feeling the impact of the recession, too. So, if you ever were going to adopt an animal, now would be a great time to do it. I thought I had it made with just Tunch, but I can not describe how much better my quality of life is with the addition of Lily and Rosie. Hell, I can’t imagine not having the threesome, and watching Lily and Rosie come out of their shells has been spectacular.
So think about it, and maybe swing by the shelter and look for a new friend. Right now, alone, surrounded by strange dogs and strange cats, scared, cold, lonely, and just dying for the right human, there might be that one perfect friend sitting there sleeping on concrete, just waiting for you to come by and take him/her home.
And if you have any extra scratch, or towels, or blankets, or want to just help out, but can’t add a pet to the family right now, I’m sure they would just love your donation of money, goods, and time.