Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Back to the Grind

Had a really nice weekend. Sunday, my cousin, Debbie, whom I've not gotten to see in 14 years, came home for a visit. It was really nice being together with the family without fighting. Who knows how long it will be before I get to see her again. Casey cooked a killer dinner for everyone on Sunday night. He grilled BBQ porkchops and made english peas and corn. Sure made for a hard time walking the dog afterwards. Monday, Casey and I went swimming. One of my little perks for working at a university is using the recreation center for free. It was a great day to swim. Casey did o.k. and managed not to get sunburn. I got a little, but nothing that can't be dealt with. After having a great couple of days, the weekend ended on a depressing note, however. The local humane association that I volunteer for (it's operated completely by volunteers and NO paid employees) is thinking of completely disbanding. This cause is my absolute heart. We do so much good, and I can't believe that it may completely cease to exist. The problem is we don't have enough volunteers. Anybody got any good ideas for a great volunteer recruiting program?

1 comment:

theogeo said...

Have you tried talking to animal science professors and students? I guess they probably deal with big animals like horses, but I'm sure there are students training to be small animal vets, too. Maybe you could tug at their heartstrings and recruit a few.

I hope everything works out. Keep me posted (literally).