Remember Ferdi? Well, in an effort to keep everyone as up to date as possible and myself as honest as possible, I'd thought I'd fill you in. After an initial "honeymoon" period where he was doing what the new owner wanted him to do and being defensive and shrieky and making her very happy, Ferdi's "bat-shit crazy" button clicked back on and he went insane again.
|Borrowed this from here|
Needless to say, he didn't work out. And though I thought I'd be having to take him back, the nice lady who took him re-homed him and he's off to try again. I believe some animals just have something wrong with them, you know? The ordeal has definitely made me think long and hard about what I would do if Ferdi were to come home, and I really believe that Ferdi would have just become dinner. I don't think I could have "fixed" Ferdi, and I don't think I would have tried. And I don't think I would have "put up with him" either.
So I can see I've changed. It's interesting. I still have to put my "money where my mouth is" so to speak with Peter and one of Arthur's girls, who's too aggressive for my tastes as well. So we'll see if I can do what I think I can do. But I bet you I can. Yep, it seems I've turned a corner.
Be well everyone! When I'm feeling better, I will post all about the presentation I gave to the fourth graders and how I turned all of them into future farmers (kidding).