One of the many little jobs that I hadn't gotten around to yet has been my taxes, but that is one job I can't put off much longer. Nothing like a deadline to get a body moving. So, I've been getting all of my stuff together and trying to impose some pitiful semblance of order on piles of paperwork. One of those piles included all the vet bills from Cornell, et all. I finally gathered up my courage and added them up. Ready for this?
Other vets: $579
Bandaging and other medicaments: $400
As a counterbalance to that rather frightening number, you amazing people contributed a total of $5600 to that daunting sum. I don't say much about it lately because I just don't know what to say. It just blows my mind. I hope every one of you knows how much all of your help and support means to me.
I also hope all of you know what it means to me that you stop by my little blog to visit most days. Your comments and feedback are what helps keep this blog going. I know I am terrible about responding to your comments and I hope to do better in the future. It is not that I don't want to, it is a matter of lack of time and doubt. I never know if anyone actually comes back to read my responses or if they just sort of disappear into the ether, especially since it usually takes me at least a day or two to answer. Blogging in general is like that. I write what I enjoy writing or feel a need to write and send it out into the world. Often there is little or no feedback other then the fact that the blog averages about 400 page views a day. That also blows my mind. I know it can't all be from spammers.:)
In the end, I guess I just wanted to say Thank You! once again and let all of you know where things stand. I will be taking the PayPal button down soon if I can get blogger to cooperate (often iffy, every time I try to make a change to my template I end up cursing and swearing a lot so I try to avoid it. I may need a bit more sunshine before I can tackle that).
I would also like to invite all of you to let me know if there is something you would like to see more of or would change on this blog. I would be very interested to hear what you have to say. We're all ears.
PS - this photo of Ramsey (taken yesterday) struck me because it is one of those fleeting moments where I still see a baby donkey. Yet, almost like an aura or a visible echo, I can see the beautiful grown-up donkey he will one day be. He is going to be such a handsome man.