Tuesday, August 18, 2015

After the meltdown

I'm feeling a lot better today than I did yesterday.  Still emotionally raw and a general feeling of needing some time away from job responsibilities, but I slept well last night and woke up feeling refreshed.  I'd certainly rather feel body tired over emotional exhaustion any time.  I actually like working to the point of physical tiredness.  Always have.  Maybe because it feels so good at having accomplished a task and the sense of well-being when you're finished for the day.

Our weather has taken another turn for the triple digits.  We're having another heat wave of 2-3 days and then it's supposed to cool down some.  Some places got some measurable rain last weekend.  At our place, it was just a dampening, but even that felt so good and cleansed the air.  I'm really looking forward to a real gullywasher, but don't expect that for a while.  Oh well, not much I can do about it.  But rain would be welcomed by so many in our corner of this country.  We have so many wild fires burning out of control in several states, including ours.  I feel so bad for those firefighters risking their lives in such hot, dry conditions.  The temperatures, fierce winds and overly dry terrain sure make fighting those fires an uphill battle.  So many lost homes, but thankfully I haven't heard of any loss of lives.  Our pastures have been dead and brown for months already, and we're feeding hay at an alarming rate.  Oh well, we just do what we need to do.  If we have to buy more to get through to next year, I think our hay supplier has plenty in storage.  I hope!

Tonight after work we're driving to SE Portland to pick up a 24 ft. trailer for my niece.  She sold her home and will be living in this trailer until she finds a home to relocate to.  I wouldn't have picked today of all days to make this trip, but apparently the seller had a 12 hour notice to get it off the street and he doesn't have room in his driveway.  That's why she got a good deal on the trailer.  Anyway, she has no experience hauling a trailer, and our camper is loaded on our truck, so I just felt better about offering to drive and help her out.

We're hoping to get back into our bedroom remodeling project soon.  I can't tell you how tired I am of sleeping in the living room, and having all our bedroom stuff scattered everywhere.  My mind just craves peace, order and blessed space right now.  I. cannot. wait.  So many things I want to do, and so little time and energy left over after all the necessities are taken care of.  And in the meantime, Eagle waits...not that he cares.  He is so happy just being home and refilling that vacancy of herd "alpha".  At least somebody's happy!

Oh, and we were rejected as adopters of a dog through Golden Bond Rescue.  Seriously???  What a huge mistake on their part.  They just blew a perfect opportunity to re-home one of their dogs with us.  We are phenomenal dog owners!  I tell you what.  If I were a dog?  I would absolutely want to come and live with us.  Our dogs are treated like one of the family, because that's exactly what they are.  They didn't even call me to talk about it.  We got the "Dear John" letter yesterday.  They said after long and careful consideration they had come to the conclusion that we were rejected because of "inadequate fencing".  Interesting.  We have the exact same fencing we had the last time we were approved to adopt.  Oh well...I know the right dog will come to us.  I just have to be patient and keep looking.  Ruby girl is waiting for her new friend...









10 comments:

T.L. Merrybard said...

What the? I'd say that's nuts, and I know it is because I worked in a rescue many years ago and the good homes they turned away, well they were nuts pure and simple. Well meaning, but off their trolleys nonetheless.

I guess they must be turning away adopters in droves to be able to reject you. Or not, because neither were the ones I worked for. Apparently it's better to keep a dog in a cold, lonely shelter kennel forever because no-one is perfect enough to adopt them. It was to them anyway. NUTS!

aurora said...

Wow, I am sorry their rescue dogs missed out because they can't see past the almighty rule...

We were rejected years ago from adopting a young dog because the human society said we had a child under the age of 12...our son was 9 and sobbed all the way home for being 9. We have had dogs all our lives etc. We never went back, and adopted from Angels Wish instead. I agree with and totally understand the need for rules, but the rescues seriously need to look at qualified exceptions. Sad for the animals that they are trying to help. The newest addition to your family will find you. In the meantime, give Ruby a hug for me (when she dries off, lol)!

Glad you are feeling better :)

aurora said...

*humane society

Gail said...

I dislike animal adoption services that think they are high and mighty. I think I would be tempted to go over their heads...attorney general, state representative, some one to stir a stink. The goal is to give the dog a good home. Quite frankly, that just makes me mad!!!

Thanks for visiting.

C-ingspots said...

It was very disappointing and frustrating to us too Gail. We treat our dogs really well, and they love us. Can't see why we wouldn't be approved. And they didn't call us, just sent a letter. Cowardly.

Karen Ann said...

Hmmm... well, when we adopt out to people, we do ask if they have good fencing as part of the interview process. However, when we feel comfortable that they are good and responsible owners even if they don't have a fence, we make exceptions. You should ask your vet if they called for a reference. That's a big indicator.

C-ingspots said...

Karen Ann: I am employed by a veterinarian, and yes they talked with my boss. We also use a small animal specific vet near our home, and they called them also. We had a private home inspection that lasted about an hour and a half. She looked at the interior of our home, the food we feed, Ruby's bed area, our completely fenced yard, and we made a trip to the barn. Not one word was said about anything being amiss, or needing improvement. Not a single word. After 2 weeks of no contact, I sent an email to our adoption manager, who did not respond. After another week, we got the letter in the mail. I have since sent another email to the adoption manager and she has not responded. We were given nothing except "inadequate fencing" and this is the same fencing we had 6 years ago when we were approved by the same rescue. Nothing has changed. We've been using the same vets for 20 years now. Their reasoning is just plain wrong. Oh, and all of this was after an 8-page adoption application that was sent in and reviewed before the home inspection and reference calls. They blew it!

Cindy D. said...

I cannot for the life of me figure out why you would have been denied. Sometimes these rescues are a little out of their minds.

Angel The Alien said...

I'm sorry to hear you got rejected by a rescue organization! That is awful! I think sometimes rescue agencies get so paranoid after seeing so many horror stories about what happens to animals, that they start demanding perfection. Have you thought of trying a regular municipal animal shelter? They are usually less picky.

Carolynn Anctil said...

Wow, it's been an emotional rollercoaster, by the sound of it. I'm sorry to hear you won't be welcoming a new dog. It is a shame how these organizations determine whose worthy and who isn't. I've had similar experiences and wonder if they really want to find homes for their rescues. Any animal would be lucky to welcomed into your family. Perhaps, there is someone else who is more in need of a loving home that you haven't met yet.