Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Ignorance is not bliss..
Every day there has been a little pig on my mind, the one left behind in Langley. Would i find him a home and where will he go here if i don't have a home for him by the time he is ready to be moved after his neuter. Plan B is always my kitchen and who hasn't had a litter box in there house for one reason or another.
And when a pig enters my world whether it is by email or a telephone call, they are now a part of my life. And when i was contacted and suggested the vets i use, i do recommend them for a reason. Does it take more then the average intelligence of a person to process information from someone who has gained there expertise from working with a particular species??? And are you too arrogant to listen , too arrogant too call when a life depends on it??? How can you make educated decisions when you know nothing about the species??????????
No doubt your all wondering what i am talking about. My day started with heading into town to find out who owned an empty piece of property up the street with materials we could use down here. I would also ask how i could defer paying my property taxes and left with a little more knowledge and was pleased with my work so far. And i jumped in the truck and pulled out in a quick fashion so the next guy waiting wasn't held up and I plowed into a car right next to me.
I wanted to cry then at my stupidity but went to every office i could looking for the owner of the parked car i just hit. A note was left , a stop at the police station and groceries would have to wait cause i wanted to go home.
As a finished making my claim on the phone i received the call from the gals car i hit and she was so very Nice to me!! Okay i am covered its no big deal and accidents happen. No sooner did i hang up the phone and a free load of chips arrived from Paul Bunyan Tree Services. When they left i called the owner of this 5 million dollar property and he was also welcoming to me and asked me to call him in a few days and he would meet me up there to see what i wanted.
Not a totally bad day except for the email i got this afternoon, and i have been crying ever since.
A pig was killed today. If i had of taken control of that pig he would of been taken to our vets and the surgery would of been done at a clinic . That pig would be here in my kitchen now, or on his way to his foster home or in a new pen. I stress that I cannot take in neutered pigs here plus it is a huge expense but I don't kill them when there not.
This is the email i got today ..
I am sorry to report that Freddy was euthanized yesterday. Dr. BXXXXX attended our facility to perform the neuter and after he tranquilized Freddy, he determined that only one of the testicles had descended. He recommended that, based on Freddy's temperament and the fact that he would always act like a bull because of the retained testicle, it was the best option.
Thanks again for your time and effort.
THE BEST OPTION????????????????? They killed the fricking pig !!!!!!!!!!!!! How is that an option????????? His temperament?????????????? Based on what experience??? And a BULL????????????? That pig would of been kissing my face in a month. And a retained testicle is not a surgery one does in the back yard , you do require skills and it will take more time. But it is not a life threatening decease for heavens sake and this pig had lived with someone all his life not neutered so WTF??? An unneutered animal is not a dangerous animal for PETES SAKEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!! Cripes al mighty is this how they work with the cats and dogs there??? Oh right.. this is not a cat or a dog ..this is a pig. THATSSSSSSSSSSs different.
I have been crying ever since... ignorance is not bliss it is deadly. I am so sorry Freddy, i am so so sorry.
And here is one of my pigs here who also is a cryptorchid , i guess to the someone who didn't know him they would be scared too??