Sometimes I wonder if I’m a little crazy. Other times I don’t have to wonder because I know the answer. Yesterday as I was walking Lyle, Spring and Maebe past the Meadow Springs Country Club one of the golfers asked me if I was a “dog walker or something” and was clearly dumbfounded that I would choose to have three dogs. He then asked if I’d been stuck with them in a “divorce or something.” I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have approved of my day job either but then again, I’m pretty sure if I knew more about him, I wouldn’t approve of his life choices either so I guess that’s only fair. It’s not hard to guess what the golfer would think about how I’ve chosen to spend my time this week. It’s been another busy one.
Monday morning brought another 3 1/2 hour session at the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter where I photographed 17 cats. Wednesday morning I put in nearly 4 hours at the Benton-Franklin Humane Society and photographed another 21 adoptable animals. Throw in about 10-15 hours of editing, preparing for and teaching a week’s worth of classes and working on applications and website building for the non-profit HeARTs Speak and I think maybe the guy that can take a Thursday afternoon off to golf maybe has a point.
I wouldn’t change a thing.
Before I get to the photos, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank reporter and editor Mary Hopkin of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business for writing another article about me and my work with the homeless animals. On page 9 of the Sept 15, 2010 issue she writes about my book Shelter Cats and about my work with the adoptable animals. Thanks Mary!
Finally some cute critters then…