Yesterday when I wrote the post about how I didn't like for people to call my dogs "rescued", I didn't just ruffle one lady's feathers, I quite frankly pissed her off... She took my blog post rather personal, and was very vocal about that fact in an online creative group. She accused me of "demonizing" rescue and all sorts of other things, inviting me to "come into the trenches of rescue" (Clearly she has no idea I have lived in the trenches for the better part of 2 decades...), etc... Bottom line she was WAY upset about what I wrote.
I still stand firm in what I said yesterday, and there was never an intended dis towards rescue. It was the fact that people automatically equate the words "rescue" and "abuse" as the same thing and feel sorry for a "rescue" dog because it's had a "hard life", when honestly if we took the label away and just let the dog be a dog, allowing it to have a clean slate, to re-create it's life from the first moment of being in our lives, real healing starts to take place immediately. It allows the dog to move forward and get on with life, something we humans are not good at.
Fellow author/friend Jon Katz wrote a blog post about my post yesterday and perfectly summed up what I was trying to say.
Follow the link here: http://www.bedlamfarm.com/2015/11/01/rescue-and-abuse-animals-as-teachers/ for his post.
Thank you Jon! Once again your written word was quite enlightening....