Two Weeks Ago..

November 22, 2005

Exactly two weeks ago I returned from Louisiana.

I still think about my experience daily and feel as if I should be back there, helping. I’m much less shell shocked now, though I still have nightmares when I sleep lightly enough to remember them. They all involve animals, mostly cats, and they all are similar. I feel guilty about “abandoning” the animals we took care of before I knew the outcome of their illness. I also feel helpless to help them being so far away.

It is these nightmares that tell me I need to go back to find closure and to continue where I left off.

So.. you guessed it. I am already trying to figure out a way to go again after my classes end in December. I wrote to a coordinator from Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) to see if they are still reimbursing travel expenses for vet techs. If they are, then I hope to leave on December 14th and stay until December 24th. Yup, 10 days! 10 whole days to help!

I hope I will receive thumbs-up from ARNO to go back. I will keep you guys updated on any news, good or bad.

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Karl November 23, 2005 at 8:27 am

… haven’t stopped by in a while, just wanted to say I think it’s great what you are doing for the animals in New Orleans. While I can’t make it down there, my wife and I just signed up to start volunteering at a dog shelter here near Chicago, starting after the holidays. Who knows, maybe some dogs from New Orleans will be there! Happy Thankgiving!

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Binary Blonde November 23, 2005 at 9:48 am

Hey there, Karl. Thanks for dropping by and for your well-wishes! That is so awesome that you AND your wife will be doing some volunteer work with the doggies. Even if you never thought it possible, it will bring you two closer together. And, yes, their probably will be some animals there from New Orleans!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! :-)

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