Today was supposed to be a relaxing 4 hours at the salon - hair, waxing, and nails. Since the invention of cell phones, I never quite get away from it all as my phone never stops ringing. Such as life in rescue, right?
I drove 20 minutes this morning before my appointment to pick up a couple of kittens from a foster parent and ended up stopping for gas right across the street from a Maple Leaf Farms slaughter house. As I stood there with the gas nozzle in my hand, I avoided eye contact with the building itself. It wasn't until I heard the loud hiss of breaks that I looked up and saw the little faces...
Pigs. Lots of sweet little pigs crammed into a truck and arriving at the slaughter house. I felt my face flush with anger, guilt and shame as I tried to look away from their pink noses sticking out of the holes. I was a vegetarian for years until I became ill and felt the need to go back to eating meat. It's so easy to buy meat at the supermarket and forget how it comes into the store. I stood there practically begging my gas tank to finish filling so I could flee the area.
It wasn't a proud moment for this self-proclaimed animal lover. How I hate being slapped in the face with this kind of reality.
Sadly, it looks like our girl Tilt is coming back. I received a voicemail message while I was still at the hair salon. Apparently, the resident yorkie is traumatized by her presence. Blah. I understand, but poor Tilt was really happy with them. She needs to be in a foster home soon. I think she'll end up getting very depressed at Petsmart again.
Wow. This is an uplifting blog post, eh?
I'm getting very busy with the end of the month looming and a new month beginning. Lots to do and juggling of cats. David leaves tomorrow morning for The Canadian Bridge Championships in Montreal for a week. (aka: "Geekfest 2012") I love the man dearly, but it's nice when he's away. Cereal for dinner and I don't plan on shaving my legs for the entire week. (Too much information?)
Tomorrow? A *second* showing of our house. Lord, I hope this thing sells. :)