Bo has joined our family! He is a 10 year old pup who is as loving and energetic as any dog I have met. I was worried that KC would have a problem with a new family member but they became fast buddies in a matter of a few days. We are all very lucky. Bo is happy, safe and right now sleeping next to me with a full belly and tired paws from a long walk.
This process of adopting an animal in need has made me really think about all those animals that do not and never will have a forever home. The numbers overwhelm me and the magnitude of the suffering is more than I can allow myself to think about for long.
But I try to do my part.
Last week I went to Food Fight to donate money to the Emergency Turlock Hen Rescue Benefit Day. Over 4,000 hens were abandoned and starving. Thankfully several organizations stepped in to rescue those that could be saved. But what about those still suffering?
Sometimes I think that the little I do is so insignificant that it doesn’t matter. But then I look at Bo next to me sleeping peacefully and I know it matters to him. It is hard to remind myself that I cannot save everyone but for those I can help it matters. It matters to them and I think that talking about it helps other people know that no matter how small the contribution, all help matters.
Maybe one person can’t save all those in need but all of us together doing what we can will.