11th June 2013
The Never Ending Story….
Earlier this evening as we prepared for dinner, we heard a call for help coming from the driveway. With thoughts of filling our stomachs placed on the backburner, we saw a Good Samaritan bearing a tiny baby goat in their arms, begging us to help as they began to relay their story. It seems the little kid we quickly christened Miss-Chief (as we know that before too long this is what she will be getting up to at Edgar’s Mission) was seen falling from a trailer, before fleeing across the roadway. Following not only the tiny baby but also their heart, the Good Samaritan set off in chase of the tiny baby before wrapping loving arms around her. A conversation followed with the occupants of the truck who had no interest in their spent cargo, which then saw little Miss Chief thrown the greatest life line ever as the vehicle continued its journey to the slaughterhouse. With this image in our minds, we could well imagine Miss-Chief’s terrified mother gently pushing her baby through the bars of the vehicle with a reassuring bleat of, ‘Run, baby run, and don’t look back.’
Over and over we are touched by the goodness of the human heart to reach out to a creature in need but we are equally saddened to know there are those in this world who see no problem in placing animals in this situation to begin with. We have no doubt that no two people in this world will have the exact same view of our relationship with the animal kingdom but one thing we are sure we can all agree upon is that animals can suffer. So why is it then that people make the choices that they do? Well, our guess is because, “This is another story and shall be told another time.”
And so, as Miss Chief familiarises herself with the office furniture- ‘Them seats are made for jumping on,’ we warm another bottle, filled to the brim with love and kindness. And we take great comfort in knowing that sanctuaries such as Edgar’s Mission exist as we await the next rescue to come our way, knowing that our work to make this world a better place is, after all, a never ending story….
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