I just love the morning walks with the dogs, the dew is glistening prettily on the grass and this morning there is a feeling of crispness in the air; it is so energising and gives me a boost for the day ahead. The scenery here is beautiful and I love just standing looking around me ,especially across the valley towards the Irish Sea. If ever I feel low(and I often do) the beauty of the surrounding countryside will take those feelings away for a short while.
After the meeting with the environmental health people I sank into a dark place but this morning I am determined the comments made will not get me down any longer. The shelter is going from strength to strength and there have been so many improvements to the property and this will continue until it is exactly how I want it. There is a great need for an animal sanctuary in this area and once the old cattery is replaced, it will have all the facilities needed for the animals which need us so much. We will be going all out to apply for grants to do this work, it may take years but we WILL get there in the end. NOBODY SAID IT WOULD EASY!
Tangy was a youngster we were unable to domesticate so we neutered him and released him, he is seldom very far away from his little all black pal Peta but I have never been able to photograph them together as the other is so timid still and always runs like hell when she spots the camera. As you can see Tangy is not overly impressed either. I have a lot of camera shy animals here, not to mention the staff who all seem to disappear as soon as I start walking about David Bailey style.
I received an email today from a US based charity who rescue Mares and Foals from those dreadful Premarin farms. I do hope those readers who are on hormone replacement are not on either Premarin or Prempak, if you are, ask your doctor to change over to a more ethical HRT. I asked mine and she refused so if that happens to you, do as I did and change doctors! I wont go into it here but if you want to know why I am so against it please look it up on the net. This charity has saved thousands from these hell holes, thankfully many such farms are now closing down but everyone needs to be aware what goes on if they are on HRT.
Ps: saw a Rock Pipit and a Shag (Cormorant like bird to the uninitiated) today on the beach.