Day 85: Angry
My first full day at the ARK dog sanctuary and I’m feeling overwhelmed and upset. WOOF!
Pull yourself together, Martin. I hope this isn’t a downward slide.
It’s not the heat, its not india, its not the jet lag, it’s not my stomach speaking a strange dialect of Hindi …. it’s these damn dogs.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, they are gorgeous.
Each and every tick-infested one of them: wild, raw, beautiful.
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There are over 100 rescue dogs being cared for here, strays, injured pets, abandonments, some recovering well and on their way home, others too damaged to ever be released again, but all well-loved here at ARK under Avis Lyon’s comp
No… what pisses me off is that these dogs greet me with so much love.
Despite the rough time that some of them have had– whether they’ve been stoned, dumped by the road, had burning fat thrown at them, left with gaping maggot-infested wounds, inbred or run-over – they STILL want to trust and make a connection.
Dear dogs: do not respect me. I am NOT your master. I am a human. Re-learn the script. Look at the state you are in, look at what we have done. Please, please stop loving us so much.