I know someone who is quite special and who puts God‘s creatures before herself. It’s not to say I don’t worry about her and how she lives with such a small income but she is smart and caring and always thinks of others before herself. I am lucky to know her and work for her now every Sunday taking care of her cats. She is a small business owner and we met one day by chance. I was in the area giving out business cards and meeting some of the local business owners.
When I went into her business it was nothing like I imagined from the outside. It was like stepping into a magical setting,there was soft lighting,classical music and a world of imagination. Macy stepped out from the back room and immediately I knew we would be friends. She greeted me as if we had known each other for a lifetime and we got to talking about my pet business.
Macy invited me to have a seat by her fireplace and offered me a cup of tea as she was in the back making it a small tuxedo cat came and jumped up on my lap. It was unique to see a cat roaming around a business. Macy told me she was a real cat lover and had rescued this sweet girl outside her shop.
I saw two other tails sticking out from under the counter twitching with excitement. I laughed and said they were lucky to have such a luxurious lifestyle. She told me how many years she had been rescuing and how many animals she helps everyday,”they are so important to me and I can’t stand to see them suffer.”she said.
Over the past four years I have become good friends with Macy she is such a kind soul and she has graciously allowed me into her life. I have seen her buy cat food for her shop cats with no regard to the fact she needs to eat as well. She has many animals at her own home as well some on bed rest from medical emergencies or being spayed or neutered. She spends time sitting in the tall grass coaxing little kittens who have been abandoned on the side of the road to safety. She has changed my way of thinking towatds those who truly love God’s great and small.
By the formal definition, a puppy mill is a large-scale breeding operation that produces large numbers of puppies for profit.
Not to mention the fact that by most accounts they are filthy and inhumane. Dogs are stock piled into cages which are unclean and unsanitary,with little nutrition and a lack of veterinary care. Most mills are run by people who care little about the breeding and more about the money. These dogs are kept in heat and are highly unsociable making these dogs miserable.
A breeder on the other hand has a in most cases a license from the AKC ( American Kennel Club) stating that both the parents are registered breeds. This however doesn’t state the quality or the health of the parents just their breeding. Also a breeder has medical histories and x-rays if the particular breed has hip and elbow issues. They should have a warranty and be open to calls and concerns. Paperwork from the AKC stating that the puppies have been registered with a full or limited registration. Full meaning can be bred and participate in performance activities. Limited meaning performance activities only.
My preference is adoption through a clean,well and registered society such as your local humane society or rescue group. You can always get references and complete factual medical history once the pet has been evaluated. Also you get to save a life and make a difference and change the world!
Today I am not feeling the best, I have been fighting a sore throat and ear ache since Friday I think they are finally taking over my fight.The weather has been really cold,dry and windy. I haven’t been very good or warm forgetting my jacket a lot at home or wearing a sweater because I can’t stand heavy coats. I am laying here with my two best friends curled up and writing just to get thoughts flowing, it feels good to have the time.
It’s so quiet all I hear is the ringing in my ear and the distant sound of the television from downstairs or every once in a while I can hear Maddy laughing with her daddy or running as she asks how’s mommy? She’s sweet like that and I am very lucky. Here I sit now with tea and soup thanks to two wonderful people in my life and I am sort of happy to be sick.
I run around all week walking dogs or taking care of the neighbors cats and never sit down long enough to enjoy life,for some reason I feel I always need to be accomplishing something which in most cases is true but I need to sit and listen for that inner peace or that inner piece of Lisa. I can be the best mom in the world or the best pet sitter in the world or wife of the year but without a cup of hot tea or the chance to watch my favorite programs by myself I am nothing. can’t tell you the last time I spent money just on me. I was born this way with thinking
I was watching lark rise to candle ford on PBS the other night with my husband laying next to me snoring. I started to cry softly as I heard the words in the story being told to Laura as she wrote ” be yourself.” What would it mean to be myself? Lisa Marie Galon Landry? Would it be selfish or risky? I work so hard to do everything properly and Godly, be polite, be neat, make sure my kids are good examples, be a good spouse, make sure dinner is on the table all the old fashion ideas I have grown up with. Too many years of watching little house on the prairie,maybe but I have a heart for doing what is right and putting all selfish thoughts aside.
My goal this year is to make good on promises to myself to take a trip with my girlfriends, get my nails done once in a while, spend some time enjoying being me a woman and one of God’s children.