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[Nov. 4th, 2010|11:03 am]
I don't usually post stuff like this. But honestly, I was halfway through a post full of pitiful whinging about how I work so damn hard at all of these events and how this year the whining was really getting me down. Don't get me wrong, I feel wonderfully appreciated by lots of people! And I'm really grateful that so many people care and take the time to give me that positive feedback. But still, there just also seemed to be a rise in the amount of "unappreciative" this year. And the overscheduled. Leading me to question why I do what I do.

Especially next weekend, when I'm taking 2 of the whopping 4 days of PTO I have for the rest of the year to travel down to do the Carolina show. I don't go because of the Pyrates...I do sort of go to see friends I haven't been able to see the rest of the year. But mostly I go to work with the Hounds group down there. Even though I don't have a greyhound right now, I feel the need to throw my weight behind what they do, help them out and maintain ties. But really, wouldn't I feel better if I just took those two days off and stayed at home?

And then there's this: http://www.panhandleparade.com/index.php/mbb/article/more_dead_dogs_found_in_walton_county/mbb7726494/

And I remember why I do it.

[User Picture]From: fountaingirl
2010-11-04 03:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2010-11-04 03:24 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, did I ever tell you the story about how I came to have Rocket the greyhound (not his name - we didn't know his name) come live with me in 1990?

After all these years - and such a short time with me - I still miss that goofy dog.
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[User Picture]From: piratekalia
2010-11-04 05:29 pm (UTC)
It makes me sick to my stomach.

I need to find a Pitbull rescue to be involved in so I can work for "thier cause" as well. Not to mention I may not be able to keep mine much longer.
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2010-11-04 06:00 pm (UTC)
Holy effin cow...So the racing season ended on September 25th and basically these dogs have been surviving, somehow, since then. How can people be so cruel? It just amazes me, and not because I have one of my own, how someone could mistreat a Greyhound (or any animal). This just makes me want to get the word out more about Greyhound adoption. I don't care who it p*sses off but I'm going to ping MDRF again about doing a weekend where we can just have a booth or something for Greyhound rescue. aaaarrrghghghghghghghghg
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[User Picture]From: im_geva
2010-11-04 10:25 pm (UTC)
More power to you. You and the greyhounds, me and the pitties.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2010-11-05 06:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, our two breeds sadly are used to make money, so although there's all sorts of cruelty out there, our guys seem to get the large scale systematized kind.
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