Thursday, April 22, 2010

Trips To The Vet and America's Food Source

First, I want to thank you all for your support in the decision I made about the stray dog. It has bothered me all week and I'm not sure I deserve your kindness considering I took him to his death. As much as he suffered in the gas chamber, it was nothing compared to being used for bait.

Yesterday was another emotional day for me. As if the stress of this job search isn't enough, my precious Princess has something medical going on - possibly thyroid cancer. We've been to the vet twice this week and I'm headed back there this morning. My wonderful vet will get some answers after a specialist examines Princess and performs an ultrasound.
*Update* just arrived home. She has a tumor on her thyroid :( When the tests come back, we'll proceed with surgery. She is quite dopey from the anesthesia, poor baby.

Now maybe you all don't realize what an animal lover I am. I've been involved with rescue for years and been a supporter of animals' rights since the 70's. Last evening I was laying in bed, trying to get my brain turned off and was flipping through channels. There wasn't anything I wanted to watch, so tuned in to the local PBS channel. Usually that have documentaries with a soothing voice doing the speaking. The documentary that was on was a film called "Food, Inc". I missed the first half but the portion I did see was alarming. If you have the time, just scan through this site for some alarming facts and information.

From now on, I am going to make every effort to buy the locally grown food at the grocery store. It costs more, but I don't eat that much and it's better for the farmers and the planet...and me!


T said...

Oh Phyllis {{hugs}} please don't beat yourself up over the stray. It is a very difficult decision, one that I know, was not made lightly.

About Princess, I am so very very sorry. My heart just breaks for you and her. Please keep us updated on her surgery, and what the vets say.

I am sending all the good vibes, prayers and healing thoughts from my crew to Princess.

Kas said...

Hi Phyllis,

I do hope all goes well with princess and I admire your attitude to buying local food. Even better try and grow some of your own. I have planted broad beans, asian greens, cauliflower and brussel sprouts for winter vegies.

Diane said...

So sorry, Phyllis, about your friend...we love these furry guys!

And's all about money! It's not about nutrition and safe food. They just don't care.


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Phyllis,
I saw the show and I was heart sick!!! Of course Dr Tom has had us eating very good for a few years now. He gos to the farmers market 2 times a week and will only buy organic!!
Even can stuff has to be organic. We use to eat red meat but don't hardly ever anymore. He has a customer that brings us fresh caught fish everytime he comes in. Lots of packages of it, so we eat fish eveyweek.
Tom is really sold on the farmers market!!
XXOO, Fern

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I am sorry about Princess but so glad you cought it in time. You should see a big change in her in a few days!!

T said...

Hi Phyllis, just checking in on you. How is Princess doing? I'm thinking of you and her.