Not good enough...

It's a discouraging thing to be told you are not good enough.

John and I went through the process of trying to adopt a dog through a rescue organization and received this note today. "Thank you so much for inquiring with our organization. Based on your past vet records and information and discussing it with our Board of Directors we will not be able to place one of our dogs into your home."

The process was strange. I was asked if I had ever poisoned a dog or hit one with a vehicle on purpose. I know it sounds naïve, but the thought had never entered my mind that was even possible.

Yet, here I am. In the same column as dog poisoners and people too cruel to think about.
Worse, the dog who would have been cuddled, loved and celebrated all of its life remains in rescue.

I think I need a good cry….
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall