But then something has happened that got my mad up! So let me warn you, you can stop reading now for today if you don’t want to hear me being upset!
Someone out there is presuming to speak for me! Not just me but you too! "Everyone" they say. Did someone take a poll and I missed it? Did EVERYONE else tell this person they could speak for them? Somehow I doubt this is what happened.
What happened is that someone, some ONE Person has decided that people asking for donations and fundraising is awful and that EVERYONE hates it, therefore those who do it must stop!
I’m sorry, what?? Let me tell you something. IF EVERYone didn’t like people fundraising or asking for donations, they wouldn’t donate or participate! They wouldn’t write comments that say "great idea!" and "Thank you for doing this!" and so on.
Instead, they are going to people you need and ask for help and telling them that EVERYONE thinks it’s awful. EVERYONE is tired of it.
Here’s the deal, ONE Person who is picking on others, if YOU don’t want to donate. Don’t donate. If YOU don’t want to read about fundraisers. Don’t read those blogs. If YOU don’t like something, speak for YOURSELF. Don’t try to add weight to your erroneous argument by saying EVERYONE feels as you do.
Because, One Person, here’s the deal. If WE didn’t like it, we wouldn’t do it. If WE didn’t want to read it, we wouldn’t. If WE didn’t want to donate, we wouldn’t. But WE wouldn’t stop others from doing it IF THEY want to!
Don’t like a TV show, you got a choice. You can change the channel, you don’t have to write to the TV station and tell them that, even though it has high ratings, EVERYone hates it and they should cancel it. Don’t like giant servings of soda pop, don’t buy it, you don’t have to try to make it a law so no one can buy or sell it.
If you don’t like the direction of a blog, you can just not read it, you don’t have to be... ok I’m going to say it, you don’t have to be a JERK and bitch at the people who write it. But I have to tell you, it’s YOUR problem not theirs!
So, One Person who’s been picking on several blog writers lately. Speak for your self! And stop hiding behind ‘anonymous’ and emails where the EVERYBODY you’re speaking for can’t see or know who’s speaking for them.
Do you think people who ask for donations, or chip ins or who fundraise or in other ways ask for help don’t need it?? Good heavens! No single person can do everything on their own all the time! And the great thing about the blogosphere and friends that comment and donate and share is that they WANT to help!
Some cats and dogs would not have some serious medical care if a lot of people didn’t give a little bit to help out! NO rescue would be able to operate without help! (That includes state run ones too, because guess where their money comes from!) No shelter can operate without help!
You, One Person, seem to think you’re above all of this. Well, I hope you never need help then, but I’m betting, someday, in some way, you probably will!
Don’t speak for me. Because I’m saying the exact opposite of you, One Person. I’m proud to help where I can, and I’m grateful that the blogosphere and animal lovers around the world are free to ask for help when they need it and help others when they can!
Ok, I’m done. And for those of you who stuck it out to the end of my rant, here are some gratuitous kitty pictures for your viewing pleasure! (previously posted, because as I mentioned, can’t really get any new ones at the moment!)
Star in front, Leo in back
And since I’m sure that the One Person is no longer reading my blog, if they ever were, I’m going to go ahead and plug the Winnie’s Wish Christmas Fundraiser again, because I can! But no one needs to feel like they HAVE to participate either!
By the way, I love you all out there!! Thanks for listening!