They say God doesn’t give you more than you can handle but I’m pretty sure there are people in mental institutions who would disagree. Life can be hard! But I believe if you have a roof over your head, people you love who love you back and have a curiosity and passion for life, it can help get you through the difficult times. I have a wonderful (French Senegalese) friend who told me the secret to his 40 year relationship is that he insisted as long as there is champagne and a housekeeper things will be fine. I’ll drink to that amazing advise.
When I was young, before I ever considered kids, I wanted large amounts of animals. I’m not sure if that was before or after I learned that a baby comes out of a tiny opening between one’s legs or that you are responsible for it for at least 18 years, possibly life. And it certainly didn’t help that I learned about sex at a tender young age while my ear was pressed to my sister’s bedroom door as she and her friend discussed things I couldn’t believe were true, let alone something my parents did 6 times!! So it goes that an animal sanctuary filled with young and old dogs, goats and potbelly pigs just seemed easier and more palpable.
Except for actually liking physical contact with a male, not much has changed. I still want a ranch house with a huge yard filled with all kinds of animals (and a ranch hand to help me out for godssakes). I want to give a good life to as many abandoned, hungry, sick, or just plain sweet and homeless animals I can find. I also want a wine bar, world peace and a flat stomach but I believe a girl should have lots of dreams, one or two…will not do! And lots of champagne and a housekeeper please.
In the meantime, I shall give my time, money (Ken’s) and efforts to helping those groups helping the animals. Here are just of few.