The bottom line is that, despite the unpleasant end results, I'm thankful that God used me and others to help. I'm greatful to provide help, even temporarily, to those who need it (4-legged individuals as well as the 2-legged individuals). It just makes me sad when people start to take advantage, when the help is only received with conditional restraints, when the victim card is played more than any other card in the deck. Oh well, maybe what God has done will actually sink into this person someday. That's my greatest hope, with the exception of the horses finding loving, wonderful homes. One other thing, this experience has given me hope that there are still incredibly generous, caring people out there. Sometimes it's too easy to focus on the negative and forget that there are some pretty neat folks in this world. For the people who offered horse transportation, hay money, vaccination money, groceries for the old woman, free spots to temporarily board rescue horses, and PRAYER, you are each a blessing! Thank you!
Now what do I do without these Appys to help? Well, shoot...I might actually have time to ride my own horses now. Yeeehaw!
In the meantime, there are fish to save! Salmon and sturgeon to be specific. Remember, every drop of water contributes to fish habitat; therefore, try to conserve as much as you can. This planet IS our habitat. We (the collective "we" meaning all living creatures and the abiotic environment) are all connected. The fishes' (yes, that is correct spelling and use of the word 'fishes') fate is closely tied to our own.
Hug your horses and save the wild, native fish!