A Place I Would Volunteer To Work

If I had enough spare time, I would love to work for a local animal shelter. I have such a soft spot for animals, especially those who have been abused or neglected by people. The saddest thing is to see an animal so terrified of a human because of some trauma that was inflicted upon it in the past. People who knowingly hurt animals are just evil and I have zero sympathies for them.

When I see Stevie Nicks, Hal The Cat or Jax The Cat curled up and resting without a care in the world I know that this is how any animal should be treated if someone takes the time to make them a part of their life. An animal that is a pet depends on people for its survival through kindness and love. A pet should never suffer abuse, and if that does happen those pets should be taken to another place where they will be treated with the love and respect and kindness that they deserve.

Working with animals is something that I have done throughout my life. Animals deserve kindness and love and respect. If you cannot give it, you should not work with animals.

Glucose Roller Coaster

Awake again in the middle of the night. A never ending story that is a big part of my life. I woke up about an hour ago with the feeling one gets when taking that initial steep plunge on a roller coaster. An out of control feeling that, since there is no roller coaster present, can only mean that my blood glucose levels were plummeting.

     After many years I have learned to recognize my symptoms and to react quickly and decisively when something like this happens to me. Hal The Cat and Jax The Cat basically woke me up as this episode began. I believe that animals can sense when something is physically wrong and alert us to what is going on. 

     Thankfully I was able to take some glucose tablets over a period of time to slowly build my blood sugar back to a normal level. The last thing I need right now is to go from hypoglycemia to hyperglycemia because that makes me feel worse than before. I know I caught things before they got too bad because I didn’t start sweating. If that happens I know that things are much more serious, and that I have to worry less about bringing my glucose levels up too quickly and just get that level up as quickly as possible. 

     I don’t know if I’ll get any more sleep tonight, but at least Hal and Jax saved me. They are still curled up against means purring away. I will try to go back to sleep and see how I feel when m alarm goes off in a few hours. I might decide to call in sick if I don’t feel up to the tasks that are waiting for me at work.