Sunday, March 25, 2007
Tompkins County SPCA
(Tompkins County SPCA)
Yes, I am somewhat tender hearted and childfree (could it be said I don't like people very much? that couldn't be true, but I love dogs and cats etc, as you may have guessed from looking at my work).
So, I have an application in at the county SPCA to be a volunteer after I saw one of their outreach cats at the hardware store--he looked so depressed. There was a point a few years ago I added a stray pet to the family each year, but when we reached 3 dogs and 2 cats, it seemed like the house was full. Now it is 2 dogs and 2 cats, very elderly, and they DO NOT want a new little brother or sister, so I was thinking I could go to the shelter each week and play with the dogs and cats there. We went to their open house today.....I havn't been to a shelter in a long time, and this is a beautiful place, but gawd, all those sad eyes, and some cats and dogs really come up to you and ask to go home. Was I crying? Nearly. Hard to believe, in such a macho guy, but I am tenderhearted. Anyway, sometime soon I shall go there every week to help, and after Easter I may adopt a bunny for the studio--I figure that wouldn't piss off the dogs and cats too much, being, according to them, a species beneath their notice, and in a cage most of the time, in a seperate part of the house. There were 2 enormous bunnies there today, but I am sure they will find a nice home in the next week or two, and then sadly, after Easter, typically, a lot of bunnies get given then end up at the SPCA. I would like a little one. I had, ahem, 3 at different times in my dorm room at college. Bunnies are easy to care for.