Everybody’s been really sweet & compassionate about my first adventure with the feral cats. But when y’all use the word “hero,” it really doesn’t apply.
I personally know at least three, maybe four people who do this same thing YEAR-ROUND, for animals in their areas. Hell, S.Z. turns her whole HOUSE over to rescued critters.
But then I saw this film on PBS last night, “Beyond The Call” — THESE guys are heroes. This is the kind of shit that I would dearly LOVE to do with my life, if I were able. These old farts are thirty years older than I am, and they survive heart attacks in the process.
And I never want to forget one of my other heroes — Phil Harvey of Adam & Eve. While I’m not a huge fan of the entire spectrum of porn, and am frankly bored of most of it at this point, and am still waiting for somebody to produce FEMINIST porn — the guy sells dildoes and pornos and uses his profits to go all over S.E. Asia and distribute condoms to help staunch the AIDS pandemic and unwanted pregnancies. Kinda hard to beat that. To unintentionally coin a really horrid pun.
For those of you to whom I haven’t whined yet, I turned Smudge loose yesterday afternoon. He held onto me at first, snuggled up under my neck, then he realized that he was outside and he let me put him down, and before I could get to the camera — he hauled ass. Never even looked back.
When I put the food out for everybody, he didn’t come back to eat. Of course, he was full as a tick when he hauled ass, so he had already snuggled-down for the night in one of those little hillside caves where they live, and was probably already snoring. Maybe by today, he’ll get hungry again. I wish that I could’ve kept him inside for the whole two weeks that the vet recommended (with the amoxycillin), but the land”lady” wasn’t having it.
If there’s any such thing as karma, her kids are going to put her in that nursing home in Chalmette where the white-trash owners left THIRTY-SIX sick old people to drown during Katrina. Of course, if there were any justice in the universe, she’d have been there DURING KATRINA, instead of those old people suffering and dying like that. But then, it never happens to the true assholes, does it. Rupert Murdoch can have prostate cancer TWICE, but will that evil cocksucker ever die?!??! Fuck no. He’ll probably outlive Cyborg Cheney.