Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HUNGER STRIKE FOR A CAUSE?

There are a thousand causes that one could take on and protest...  Gosh, you see hundreds of requests weekly on your Facebook feed - "Repost this within 30 seconds if you want to save (insert cause here) from the (insert destructive thing for emphasis here)."  "Most of my Friends won't take the time to repost this, will you be the one to repost and help us end (insert bad thing here).

Apparently a cat...
There is something to be said in giving yourself to a cause, a charity and/or being part of an organization/political movement....  Dedicated, community oriented, committed (and not in the crazy/loony kind of way) and noble.  Giving back or working for change is good for the soul...

Sugar is on a hunger strike. 

I wish I could tell you that my little Diva has decided to protest the overuse of major diagnostics in horses or the over treatment of aged animals bankrupting families emotionally and physically.   How great it would be if I could tell the world that my lil' pinto pony will eat again when University of New Hampshire's Planning Committee will no longer consider building a retail mall on land designated as farm land.  Yes, that would be noble... 

One day, my Diva said,  "NO!  I will not eat food laced with the tiniest amount of medicine.  I will not be tricked by your attempts to hide it in delicious treats.  And, when you stop giving it to me, yet use the same food bags that could have trace amounts of said medicine, I will continue my hunger strike until you do the right thing.  Clean out my bucket with hot water and bleach, throw away all food bags that "may" have come in contact with said medicine and return with new food laced with tasty treats...  Bow once in my general direction as you deliver new food...  then I will eat again."

Eats ANYTHING!
There are few things that reveal Sugar's 3/4th thoroughbred heritage...  the love of a good gallop, the ease in which she gets and stays fit and maybe her recovery rate...  I can add this as another... the love of a good Hunger Strike.

So, tonight on FB, I will repost something so that thousands of (insert being here) will be saved by the 7% willing to repost on behalf of eliminating (insert devastating condition/abuse here)...  I do so in order to honor Sugar's 8 day Hunger Strike...  and make it count!

5 comments:

Murphy Eventing said...

Oh Sugar! Fitty did this as a youngster when he was popping caps. He would only eat his [wet] grain if I hand-fed him. Hope she finds her "meaning" and starts to eat again!

SprinklerBandit said...

:p Oh Sugar. What a girl.

FWIW, my TB merrily licks out his feed dish regardless of what nasty crap I put in there. I have a suspicion he might even like wormer.

Liz Goldsmith said...

Makes me feel very lucky that Freedom eats anything put in front of him -- even right now when he's getting a cup of oil at every meal since he's losing weight . . . while still eating about 35,000 calories per day! Have you tried apple sauce? I've heard that can be tempting. When I had a horse who was picky, she ate if I added rice bran (and a touch of water) to her grain. Hope she starts eating again soon!

Seema said...

Mine also more like Sprinkler Bandits, will eat anything and happily licks supplements out of the bottom of the feed tub. My now 20 year old OTTB would eat bute tablets out of my hand, so they are not all so fussy

Jessica Boyd said...

Calabar (my OTTB) can smell Bute from a mile away and absolutely refuses to have anything to do with it. So.. he is just not allowed to hurt himself. :)