Last month I sent out an email to my closest girlfriends that chronicled the story of a Vegan writer, Colleen Patrick-Godreau, who lost her gay best friend suddenly on an operating table a few months ago. In his honor, she adopted a tiny baby goat at The Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York. Farm Sanctuary is big on my list of places to visit and if you want a big hit of HAPPY, just click here to visit their website and read amazing stories of the farm animals they've saved. This photo sent me into tears...
|Scribbles the baby Goat, with pics of Michael Scribner|
It had such an effect because I lost my dear friend Brian to AIDS back in 2001 and the way Colleen spoke of her friend reminded me so much of Brian - it hit a cord that just plain hurt. I shared the story with my girls and thanked them profusely for standing by my side through all the changes in my life over these past two years. Of course, tears-a-plenty reigned down upon my keyboard.
Two days ago I got this in the mail...
This is what your best friends will do for you... treasure them with your whole heart!
I can't stop the inhume treatment of farm animals, I can't make anyone stop eating them, and my non-consumption will never make a dent in the 10 Billion animals killed each year in the U.S... these are just the facts.
But by the grace of God, and the support of those who love me, I will do what I can. That's my promise.
Thank you so much Renee - I love you sister!