One of my good friends has a quote that is key to my life… “Actual Reality before Virtual Reality”.
You’ve probably noticed a distinct downturn in the number of SouthsideCentral articles over the past two weeks. There’s a good reason for that, and I owe it to my readers to explain what’s been going on.
I’ve already told you a quick version of what happened last week. The bottom line is that I saved my mother cat’s life and the lives of her three kittens. It was a four-day process to get everything done. It was a life-changing experience to devote everything I had to saving lives and watching it all work out.
And I couldn’t have accomplished all of that without amazing help from Dr. Jeff Smith & Dr. Katie Rohrig from Mt. Hermon Animal Clinic (and all of their wonderful staff). Shadow’s life & the lives of her three kittens were saved by the Danville Area Humane Society. Paulette Dean’s empathy and love kept me going throughout the entire timeframe, and April Hogan & the shelter staff were able to get the three newborn kittens with nursing mother cats at the shelter. And finally, we couldn’t have logistically pulled everything together with my sister, Susan Granger. I love her with all my heart. She’s an amazing person and her love for animals is as much as mine. She made three consecutive days worth of trips to Danville to be a makeshift kitty ambulance and emotional support for me during the whole process.
In the middle of everything that happened last week, I got a totally unsolicited job offer from a local business. That’s where the “I’m Crazy, But I’m Not Stupid” article title comes from. Don’t get me wrong, SouthsideCentral is a successful small business that generates enough profit so that I can make a living from it. But I’m not stupid enough to pass up a good paying job offer while still having the chance to still run my own small business.
The first week of training was very intense, so I had to skip a lot of the normal SouthsideCentral things that I usually cover. That’s why there wasn’t a Danville City Council or School board meeting article this week. Things are going to get better once I adjust to having a regular full-time job, and I promise to keep SouthsideCentral going at the best pace that I can. This region needs a website like SouthsideCentral and I’m not going to let people down.
Oh yeah, Happy Birthday to me!
Thank you for your support, folks.
— Bruce Hedrick