About the fact that not every spunky kitten will easily find a good home, that not every day surrounded by animals with backgrounds of trauma and neglect is a walk in the park, that sometimes a rescuer feels like curling up in a ball in the bottom of the closet and locking herself away from all those furry aliens with competing needs that she fears she will never be able to satisfy?
But I also get it. Happiness sells, sadness repels and we're all trying to get as many animals as we can into homes. And much as we may be personally repelled by this aspect of the enterprise, that requires marketing.
And so as I've written about my own little marketing projects, I've tended to focus on the positives and gloss over the challenges, er, opportunities. I didn't tell you until very recently that Fozzie was in an area called "disaster" at the shelter because he'd been deemed so unadoptable, and I never told you about being in tears, wondering what I had done and calling around to try to find another rescue that would take him, the day after I got him home.
I also didn't tell you about the several nasty scraps Fozzie and Sandy have been in lately, as who wants to adopt a scrappy dog? And what conscientious pit bull blogger would write things that might contribute to the bad rap of this much-maligned breed?
Finding that middle ground would I think be a worthwhile project. What do you think?