Wednesday, May 2, 2012
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Bella
How do you make her stay And listen to what you say How do you keep a wave upon the sand? I got two frantic calls this afternoon. I am in new Orleans at a meeting. The first call, from Amy, went to voice mail. I caught the second one from Brett and ducked outside. Bella had jumped out again. A common occurrence that is repeated throughout the day, everyday. But this time, someone took her to the front of our community, a mile or so away, and tied her to a post next to the road. Amy saw her on her way out to school, thank goodness. She came roaring up our driveway and got Brett. Poor Bella was frantic and the rope was wrapped tight around her neck. She could hardly make a sound and Brett had to cut the rope to get it off. He put her in the car and took her home. And he locked her in the goat shed when he left for work. This has to stop. She was a sitting duck for a predator, tied up like that. And she almost strangled herself. Our fences don't keep her in. She needs a new home; one with tall fences. This is the fourth heart attack she's given us. She is sweet, friendly and a free spirit. Like Maria in The Sound of Music confined by the walls of her convent. Anybody want a goat? Apologies for the weird formatting. I wrote this with my iPad and it doesn't do paragraphs.