|I'm thinking I should just stay away from people or learn how to keep my mouth shut.|
Sunday I met one of the owners of the mare and foal that are across the road. He came over to introduce himself and to say that he and his wife used to live here. He babbled for a bit about the house then he said something not so nice about the landlady. Again, people are entitled to their opinion but I immediately spoke up and informed him that the landlady was an Angel in my eyes and to please not say anything more about her and besides, it isn't my business what happened between them and her.
Then he informs me that him and his wife own 23 horses scattered throughout the valley because they don't have a place to put them all together. Okay, fine. Then he says that he and his wife don't work and haven't in quite a few years. Okay, fine. Then he says that he and his wife have rented over eight different places in the last four years. Okay, fine. Then he says that him and his wife are janitors at the big Christian church about ten minutes away. They don't get paid money for their work because they are working for God. Okay, fine. He then says that they breed their horses, but it has been difficult selling the offspring. Duh! Really?
Then he asked if I own all the horses and donkeys in the pasture. Yes. I briefly explain that I rescue animals and that they were all rescues ( except for my Paint and my daughters mare). He then asks if we are renting or buying this place. Renting I say. Then I went ahead and briefly explained about losing my house and having to find a place to rent that would accept this many animals. I told him that giving them up was never an option and I would have lived in a travel trailer on some friends property to ensure they stayed with me.
Okay, here it comes. He looks right at me and says, " You really should have found them good homes and even now if a good home comes along you should give them away".
Really? This guy is saying for me to give away my animals that I have rescued when he in turn has his horses scattered all over the valley, is breeding the crap out of them knowing full well the horse market is near non existence, has no income, etc....
That was it! I actually felt my blood boil. My head start to throb and my temper rising. Instead of reaching out and slapping him alongside his head ( which believe me I wanted to), I firmly told him that all these animals came into my life for a reason and that I made a solemn promise that they will all live out the rest of their lives with me where they will forever know love, respect, full bellies, etc... And on top of that, they are all God's creatures and we as humans are to help and protect them. ( Yes, I threw in the Religious part in there due to him saying he was a good Christian.)
Please know that I am in no way saying anything bad about all Christians, just the hypocritical ones! And I seem to be running into them more and more.
I am wondering if I have a sign on my forehead that says, " Go ahead give it your best shot to piss me off" or maybe it says, "This is a test of the patience kind so go ahead and spew your ignorant thoughts". Hell, I don't know!
It probably doesn't help that I am concerned over something else so is making my patience a tad thin.
Seems all I have been doing the last few posts is ranting and raving and venting. Sorry.
Until next time...................