When To Play The Karma Card...
Now Playing: Day 694-The Final Road To Survival
Is it me or when you are sick and handed the terminal card you become increasingly more AWARE of your surroundings?
This could include at home, work, out in public or better yet-on the road! I can personally answer that question with one word. YES. I know some are tired of me saying this but sorry folks I have to say it again. Since I have been sick I have seen the best and the worst in people. Mostly the absolute worst!
Maybe I am more aware of my surroundings because I want to take in everything or maybe its because my body is just wanting to focus on something else besides being sick on a daily basis? Maybe its just because the world has way far too many idiots walking around in plain view? Hmmmm...I agree with the latter of them!
Since the past few weeks haven't been too kind I have been doing my best to still get out and enjoy life a bit. This included a few rides up north. The outlet mall adventure was a short lived one seeing the shops were ridiculously overpriced and nothing caught my attention. My friend was ready to buy some sweaters to stock up for next year and a pair of hiking shoes but even they couldn't even find anything. It was a very brief trip to the outlet mall but something caught my attention on the way up and back. Are you the type of person who is fully AWARE of their surroundings which include looking around on the open road while driving? Are you instead the person who keeps their focus directly on the car in front of them fixated the entire way? Not this gal. I have been driving and traveling for years during my career. This was before Gastroparesis took over my life. I always kept my eyes wide open looking in front of me, behind me, to the left and to the right of the road. Let's just say those recent trips up north and the one to the outlet mall opened my eyes to another group of idiots who roam the great USA.
I like to call those types of individuals the "Extreme Cruelests."
On the way up to the outlet mall me and my friend were taking photos of all the beautiful open farm fields. Ahhhh....What a great and relaxing drive until I just happened to look around and see what I first thought was a pig farm with dog houses. Yes! My thoughts exactly so I had to do a double take and instead realized they were puppies and dogs out in the open field with limited shelter on a night where the temperatures dipped into the low 20's. If you think that is cold enough for you just imagine these poor pups out in the extreme temperatures! Boy did that strike a nerve in me! Hey! At least I do have a few working nerves left in this body! Hahahaha! I asked my friend if they saw what looked like a prison camp in the middle of an open field and they replied, "Yes but I sure hope its not what I think it is."
A puppy mill.
So a day passes and of course when something bothers me it tends to not let up... If I have a gut instinct on something I usually get more than a few signs. I not only got the signs but acted on them. It has been bothering me what I saw on the open road. As I was being AWARE of my surroundings I became AWARE of some heartless people and cruel conditions. I became AWARE of individuals once again who choose money over life. Maybe its because my animal gang have been the more loyal and dedicated to me over the past eight years than any human being has so I have a huge heart for the wildlife. Maybe its because some of us in life were meant to be great human kid parents while others like myself were destined to always be great fur kid Mothers. I have tried time and time again to get those images out of my mind but I just can't. It bothers me right down to the core! So instead of letting it sit in my brain and brew I decided to quickly do something about it. What I have found out the past 48 hours is sickening!
Seems what I thought were just a few puppies in an open field being exposed to extreme cold and limited shelter (if any to start with) actually are Greyhounds. Call it a Greyhound puppy mill to be politically correct. WOW! Its one thing to be extremely cruel by not providing adequate shelter but upon further investigation it appears these individuals are breeding Greyhound pups and having them live in an open field next to all places but a MAIN INTERSTATE! First call it not providing shelter as a breeder and second call it others looking into the situation and not finding even a license to breed in the first place. Where are these Greyhound pups being sent is the real question? Some have suggested they are being shipped out of the country while others believe something else in going on behind the scenes.
Can we say DUMB?!! Chalk up a few more to add to the list of IDIOTS who live in the great USA...I can't get too much into further detail but those who are also huge animal lovers and fans of the wildlife trust me by saying, "This gal won't stop until once again the fat lady sings." That won't be anytime soon either! Hahahahaha!
I guess one could say while you are still leaving here on earth the good Lord uses those for various reasons in order to help others-even the fur kid kind. Mine must be to provide wings over those who can't speak for themselves. If that holds true then I sure hope when my time comes Crystalblue is waiting for me next to the golden gates of Heaven.
This story to continue...Don't worry this gal never gives up without a fight and that doesn't always just include medical reasons either. Sometimes its up to others to make a difference by not standing back but standing up. Amen.
I attached some photos of families who have adopted Greyhounds from a Greyhound adoption agency here in my home town. Just look at these adorable faces and how much love they bring to others. My ultimate goal is to have these Greyhound pups rescued and also given the chance to be loved.
To the individuals who are doing the unthinkable I believe this photo says it all!
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Updated: March 11, 2012 3:54 AM EST