Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cat Fights in Dog Rescue

Ok, I'm gonna have a little mini rant now. So, if you don't want to read it, move along, I won't mind. And, yes, I know the term "cat fight" is derogatory and belittling, that's why I chose it, it applies in this situation.

Here goes: a friend just shared some gossip that's going around about a very active local dog rescue group. Supposedly the owner of this group just bought a BMW and since she doesn't work, this is causing all kinds of alarm.

How can she afford that? What if she's using the organization's money to fund her high fallutin' lifestyle? Do you see that she got a boob job?!  Who's paying for all of that?!

This just infuriates me. Unless it can be proven that this woman is indeed using charitable donations to fund her personal expenses, who cares?! And what business is it of ours if she doesn't work, or why? Maybe she got a nice settlement in her divorce. Maybe a rich relative died and left her an inheritance. Maybe she has a successful online Etsy shop, ebay business, or maybe she's a telemarketer, talented stock broker, or phone sex operator..who gives a damn?  Maybe she has a sugar daddy (or mama) who supports her! It's none of our freakin' business! And, honestly, we should be glad that she doesn't have to work a full time job, leaving her endless hours to devote to her cause. The society pages are filled with wealthy women who dedicate oodles of time to charity, thank god/dess for 'em!

We women have such passion, such deep emotions, it's what makes us special and why there are so many females at the forefront of charitable organizations. We could truly save the world if we banded together and put all of that energy toward good, toward helping & healing. Instead, we often choose to be catty, jealous bitches.

I've seen more hate, ugliness and cruelty on rescue FB pages and websites, language that would make a sailor blush, and all from women.  It's the reason I no longer get personally involved in local animal rescue, why I don't visit these sites and don't offer my assistance. While I do not have extra income to donate, I do have a lot of free time which could be used to help these local groups, yet I won't do it. I don't have the patience or temperament with back-biting & nastiness, I would rather do my own thing, in my own way, without subjecting myself to speculation or scrutiny. Because like the woman under attack, I don't work outside the home either.  And while I don't particularly like BMW's, I wouldn't turn down a Mercedes convertible. My rescue dog would look really cute riding beside me in the front seat.

Off my soapbox. Have a nice day.


  1. I hear you! This is why I am very careful about volunteering - it can go so ugly so fast... Such a shame, really.

  2. Amy, so true, we have to do so much research before putting ourselves out there. It is indeed a shame.

    Thank you for your comment. :)

  3. I totally agree with you. Why start rumors and assumptions over someone's lavish lifestyle? They're all just wasting their time.

    1. Thank you for your comment! Exactly, seems to me that energy could be better spent on saving more animals, right? :)