This morning I was texting about my fear to a trusted friend and mentor, when I accidentally typed “sacred” instead of “scared.” The closet Freudian in me recognized a subconscious message coming forth in the slip, and it started a train of thought about the idea that fear can be sacred. That the difference between “scared” and “sacred” is only a barely perceptible re-ordering of symbols for certain sounds… a slight shift of perspective. And sometimes the sacred can indeed be scary. [Read more…]
UPDATE (08/25/15): The hearing date has been adjourned to September 8th. We are still standing strong, and still need as many signatures as we can get. We’ve gone over 209,000 now. Can we get to a quarter-million? What else is possible? – Cindy
If you haven’t signed yet, please do. If you have, please share. 197, 716 signatures so far. The stay that was granted was revoked after it was challenged by the state of NY. The petition needs 200,000 signatures by Wednesday the 22nd. The hearing is set for July 31 and Save Deirdre & Lily and Cindy need all the support and signatures they can get!
Click here to sign >>> http://www.thepetitionsite.com/627/277/162/
And please watch and share this great video Brandon Thresher made for the Save Deirdre & Lily campaign: https://vimeo.com/133429359
And if you can find it in your heart to donate even a dollar to the legal fund:
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
As we go into the the Holiday Weekend here’s where we have been and where we are now. Links to important info, articles and contacts here in this update.
The June 30th surrender date was avoided by injunction. Many thanks to Attorney James P. Roman for helping us act on very short notice. All action to take the deer was temporarily stayed, with a hearing for both parties to present their case on July 24th.
Cindy was in touch with Attorney Val Washington who was very generous and supportive.
Here’s more about Counselor Washington
The DEC insists I either release or euthanize non-releasable deer! Read their stories here:
Sign the petition here:
Join and follow the “Save Deirdre & Lily” FaceBook Page for Updates: Click here.
And if you feel so moved, you may help offset my legal fees by donating here.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
(If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, read about Deirdre by clicking here.)
Lily came to us at the end of last summer. My friend Lauri texted to let me know that my neighbors (about four houses down from my house) had a fawn captured in their dog run and said they would like me to come and get it. She gave me their phone number and I called to see what was going on. It seems this fawn had been wandering for days around their home and wandering into the road. They were worried it was going to get hit by a car. I went to get the fawn, and it was pretty close to being on its last legs – the fact that it was so easy to catch was an indication that it was in a weakened state. I could tell that this baby had not had its mother for some time. The logical conclusion was that the mother had been hit by a car on the Thruway, which runs right behind the neighbor’s house. [Read more…]