A Rabid Goat Prologue

I was told two things about the animal situation in Haiti: nothing had been vaccinated and a lot of the problems had to do with loose goats. There’s a lot of reasons I’m going down, some odder than others. And I really don’t know what the hell I’m doing but apparently there will be goats and vaccines involved.

This isn’t Nicaragua. And I’m a different me now anyways. And this isn’t Sarna Dogs. This is Rabid Goats.

I loved doing The Sarna Dog Chronicles – I still do. I loved writing it and living it and all of the amazing people and animals I worked with in Nicaragua and will work with again. Sarna Dogs is not dead and this isn’t a repudiation of it. There was also a ton of luck involved in Sarna Dogs – it started out as a small blog for friends and family to let them know what I was doing, that I hadn’t accidentally killed myself yet, what the work was like. Somehow it got passed around and wound up becoming way bigger than I had ever anticipated. Casa Lupita, the organization I work with in Nicaragua, embraced it – touching animal stories, odd personal incidents and everything. Donna never asked me to change or edit it and it was never suggested that I tone anything down, watch my language, make it less personal. They were happy to be associated with it and I was happy that it was raising awareness for the clinic.

This is a whole different ballgame.

My motives for Haiti are a lot different. The groups that I will be working with are different. The work that I’ll be doing is different. And no one, unfortunately, is as cool as Donna. While this will have a lot about the animal work I’m doing, this blog isn’t affiliated with an organization or a cause. It’s just my blog.

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3 Comments

  1. Glad to hear Sarna Dogs isn’t dead ❤

  2. What an extraordinary life you lead. You could never be shallow….maybe a little crazy and twisted, but never shallow. You blow me away. Stay safe saving the beasties.

  3. What an extraordinary life you lead. You could never be shallow….maybe a little crazy and twisted, but never shallow. You blow me away. Stay safe saving the beasties.
    +1


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