Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Is it me or what?

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...................


  1. "I'm thinking I should just stay away from people or learn how to keep my mouth shut."

    Let me know if you find a way to do that. I never have. My big mouth has gotten me into lots of trouble over the years. Hypocrites are the biggest triggers for my temper.

    As for your neighbor - what a piece of work. I would have had a hard time with him, too.

  2. Venting, ranting, raving, hooray for you. It does a body good. What you do to save and protect those animals is admirable. The neighbor is being just what I refer to as an 'ignoranious.', ya, I know it isn't a word but if the shoe fits.
    Keep on doing what you're doing and have a good day doing it. Your heart is in the right place, my friend.

  3. I think you need a good strong cup of tea, then go brush the horses, and give Cookie a kiss from me.

  4. Hey, bring it on! That would gripe my bones too! I can't stand it when someone makes a comment about how many dogs we have when they have no idea how we acquired them..which is none of their business. "Finding them homes" is not a consideration. They have found a home!

  5. Well, at least your neighbors talk to you.... Although they appear to have made some really poor choices in their lives.

  6. Hey, you practiced self control... you didn't deck the guy!
    Your animals are so lucky to have you caring for them. I don't understand folks who indiscriminately breed animals even when they can't take care of them.

  7. Dang girl...I think you held your tongue pretty good until the final uneducated remark! And yes I find it hard with the so-called Christians giving us a bad name thanks for saying that ;)because we are not all like that. You are doing God's work more by example in taking care of your family - both 2 and 4 legged. HE HAD NO RIGHT saying anything about your rescues when he breeds unwanted animals. What a piece of work. Keep doing what you are doing little sister! I love you.

    BTW thanks for the post about the pictures in the guest room. I actually thought of you when I put them there. May right?

  8. I just spent some time catching up on your past few blogs. Been out of town, and then, busy and distracted. I'm sorry you're running into so many idiots all of a sudden. It's a pity, because I know that you also have said that there are very many good and friendly people in your new community. I hope that the idiots crawl back into their holes, and you start meeting up with the nice folks again.

  9. Yes, it IS you! Someone who stands up for what she believes! Not many left like you Cindy!
    Isn't it amazing how we will maybe 'over react' when there is something way more pressing on our minds.
    I guess the key is to approach every situation in a calm manner and STILL get our point across! It takes lots of practice.

  10. You go girl! You have more restraint then me, I would have decked the bum.

  11. I will never understand people, me and my animals get along just fine.

    At work, because I'm the animal lover, employees have to come into my office and talk about whatever horrible or cynical animal stories they know, such as, "my Father beat that horse within an inch of his life." Then they don't understand why I wasn't entertained by their stories. I'd lose my job if I did what I really wanted to due to the employees, such as "beat 'em within an inch of their lives."

  12. You are following your heart by rescueing those animals. It is your passion and expertese. I believe that you have the right to get upset when someone disrespects your life's work. You're doing amazing things there in Oregon.

  13. Rant away, it always feels good. Im glad you told that guy whatfor. He sounds like he just wanted to come over and bignote himself.
    Self righteous B@#!$d.

  14. The gall of some people is amazing but what is even more amazing is that the poor man obviously doesn't have a clue what it means to be a Christian or an animal lover. You are truly an animal lover just like me, your sister and all the others that follow your blog.

  15. Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level, then beat you with experiance. ~ Author Unknown (To me anyway)


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