I am an animal rescuer. Some folks don’t understand why I spend so much money and time trying to save the body, mind and souls of animals. Sometimes I feel like a warrior fighting a battle against evil. Saving animals from unspeakable human corruption is a simple and straight forward fight in a time of mass confusion. It’s so clear what is right and animals are always to darn grateful and appreciative of the help they get from people.
I don’t understand how people can damage animals. Do they not see the love, innocence and trust that animals have in humans? Why would anyone want to hurt a loving soul? Money: the right to profit off the bodies of animals is the number one reason animals suffer. Puppy mills and commercial breeding facilities are a cesspool of infection, neglect, starvation and cruelty and these facilities continue to operate legally in Canada. Ontario just declined to ban puppy mills because it would infringe on a person’s right to profit and the current laws are good enough. People can be so disappointing.
After a few quiet days by the pool soaking up sunshine and eating we decided to take a drive to Punta Gorda, Fl and check out the bike trails, village and sunsets. Punta Gorda is a nice area with a bit of history and a lot of condos. This is a popular spot for snow birds. The bike trail winds through the parks and is a bit bumpy, but nothing a puppy in a basket can’t handle.
February brings the most awful cold weather to Canada forcing us to gather our puppies and hightail it south. Brent and I aren’t fond of the cold and neither are Taz, Poco and Jackson. This year we decided to take it easy and not haul down our travel trailer. After “The Trailer Fiasco of 2012” we wanted to simplify and just take the canyonario. Even the bikes were stored inside the vehicle. The first order of business before we departed on our southern adventure was to find and secure a farm sitter. My best friend Billy offered to leave the big city of Toronto and come take care of the farm while we were away. How will a city boy handle the feeding, watering and cleaning of our horses, pigs, duck, dog and cats? I’m hoping Billy will write a guest spot and tell us how he made out while we enjoyed the 80F and sunshine of south western coastal Florida. One of our big concerns is our thoroughbred Turtle, as he’s a handful and Billy doesn’t have much experience with horses. We solved this problem by sending Turtle to a boarding facility for the month. He’ll be pampered at the horse spa while we’re away and Billy will be left to care for two of the most easy going mares in all of Ontario. Autumn and Splash won’t cause any trouble, but our goat Nelly might be a handful.