|Life is Amazing!|
But, I was miserable for most of Sunday. Weak, feverish, and holding on to a dog that was just so very excited to be out of her cage and around people who would give her attention. If I hadn't gone, she would not have had her day in the sun. So, I'm glad I went. But, today, I've felt the consequences. Still, no matter - I felt like a million bucks seeing those two go to new homes, in part simply just because I showed.
You see, the irony is that one of the dogs who went, one who was adopted and the focus for this article, was not slated to go to the adoption event. We had enough people for one more dog. This one more dog, who was a senior dog but oh, so beautiful, was given up by her prior owners. Just given away to the Animal Control. Thrown away. Not because she was a bad dog. Not because they couldn't afford to feed her. Just couldn't be bothered anymore. Well, she is going to a near mansion, and I mean that literally. That, my friends, is called Karma.
When you care, your actions may cost you a bit. They may be inconvenient. They may even have consequences which don't feel all that good. But, giving a bit of care, as small as that may be in the moment, can literally be the very world for someone else. And, so, though I physically feel horrible, shivering under a blanket and head feeling apt to explode from the sinus pressure, I feel downright fantastic because I cared - ok, really, all I did was show up! But, it made the difference.