Sunday, June 12, 2005
Sunday morning...THIS is shelter life?It's 11:30 AM on Sunday.
- There are Girl Scouts, and their parents, in the Community Room receiving service awards for a busy year working at the shelter and bringing donations.
- There are clients in the hallways considering adoptions.
- There is a mother crouched down, instructing her young child in how to gently pet an 8 week old just-spayed gray fluffy kitten.
- A Canine Associate (a staff member who works with dogs) is taking a dog through their "comps." Comps, or compulsories, are mandatory behaviors that a dog must exhibit before being placed up for adoption, and huge reason why our dogs are so great.
I know not all shelters have this kind of activity today. Some aren't even open on Sundays. But I look forward to the day that this is the norm.