But let’s be real here: the pain sucks. Continue reading
We will love you always. You brought joy, frustration, and lots of love to our home. You were a trouble-maker, a pooty-treat guarder, and a sweet little girl. Your first guardian ditched you and Reeve took you in. He saved you from the needle nearly twelve years ago. And then you came into my life.
We couldn’t save you last night. To keep you alive would have been unkind. Sometimes doing the compassionate thing is the most difficult act someone who loves someone else can make. We had to let you go.
Sasha was no “it.” She, like all animals, was someone.
And boy was she ever someone! Continue reading
I found this post via Thought Catalog which lists Button Poetry as its source. We see a man named Neil Hilborn. He “recites a poem about his one true love.”
The poem and performance are described as “heartbreaking” …
… “(and beautiful).”
For “our gal” whether she calls or not, and the man who lent us money when Reeve was out of work. Thank you for having helped us. For Reeve who watered the babies when I traveled so much and I couldn’t provide them with what they needed to survive. For Mamacita with her foggy eyes – rest peacefully sweet girl with half of a tail. For Rocco and Sasha. You make me cry regularly. And for Shirley. L. left you six or more years ago and you were hanging strong. Please do not suffer tonight. If you pass too, please pass peacefully. I’m on my way to lay with you on the floor.
Good Night. I leave the lights on and the door unlocked. My heart is always open.
- Man with OCD Blows Internet Away with Hauntingly Stirring Love Poem (gawker.com)
- Neil Hilborn, Man With OCD, Performs Heartbreaking Poem About Falling In Love, Inspires Redditors (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- This “OCD Love Poem” is heartbreaking but beautiful (dailydot.com)
- An OCD Ode to Love (theatlantic.com)
- Neil Hilborn performs his heart wrenching poem ‘OCD’ at the Rustbelt Poetry Jam (slothed.com)
- OCD and Hoarding: The Experts Weigh In (everydayhealth.com)
- Living With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (everydayhealth.com)
HOLY FRIGGIN’ SMOKES. I really didn’t.
I was just about to transfer one of the wildlife questions that I just received into a blog post – a “Dear Daniel” sorta’ idea. I get questions all the time about wildlife, companion animals, farmed animals, and human rights given the work I’ve done over the years and my current work, too. So, when I was about to paste in my draft response, I noticed the “Follow” button was an option even though I’m the owner and administrator of the blog. So, I thought that I ought to “follow” my blog. So I did. To my shock and amazement (seriously), the WordPress site has 3,299 “other amazing people” following my blog of only a few postings. Oops!
If I had known, I promise I would not have been so lackadaisical about this site whatsoever. Continue reading