painting the St. Francis statue our ducky (and
goosey!) friends donated for our sanctuary cemetery.
reminded Kat (who organized the statue fundraiser)
of Benny, so I painted him with gold highlights and
his blue eyes look upward to heaven...
Yesterday were the
sanctuary tours. We were expecting about 30 people
coming from the local business association,
churches, the town and school.
The pens were
beautiful... the ducks and geese were all ready to
meet and greet...
Only one person
showed up for the 11 a.m. tour, which was supposed
to have twelve people. We had a wonderful time
together building our friendship and I brought her
through and she fed everyone watermelon and lettuce
and we talked for two hours. I named our
rescued Indian Runner duck "Bee" after her best
friend who passed away and today she was able to
meet and hold little Ms. Bee. It was such a great
No one came to see
our rescues at 2 p.m.
Only one person
showed up for the 3 p.m. tour, but it was Sharon! We
worked out way through every pen and she looked so
right at home here. And we visited for over two
hours as well! And then she told me it was her
lifelong dream to hold and hug a goose, so I put
Jabberwocky up on her lap and her dream came true.
She even sealed it with a nice feathery kiss! I only
wish I had my camera to get a photo of it... oh
well... next time...
At the end of the
day, the two people who came were very special to us
and I have to believe it worked out this way for a
reason--so they could each enjoy such a personalized
tour, but then another part of me is broken hearted
to see that people's lives are too busy or hearts
are too hardened to come and learn about the lives
were saving. I'm especially upset for them--for the
ducks and geese still out there being abandoned and
overlooked... because today... we weren't able to
change how people see them...
And I can't help
but wonder why people signed up or went out of their
way to tell me that they were coming and then never
showed up... Why do people do that? It just makes no
sense to me...