This is Fruitycake. I sure am learning a lot. I am learning mostly by watching the persons make mistakes. I’m learning that they don’t have everything figured out. I’m learning that some things about themselves, well, they need to change.
As a stray dog, I learned how to survive. I was fighting for food and for my life. I learned who to trust and who not to trust. Sometimes I learned hard lessons. One day someone would feed me. The next day they may tell me to leave. No one really was all good all of the time. Ice cream is good all of the time. Just thought I would throw that in.
I’m seeing that persons have similar problems as I did. They are taught one thing growing up. Then they may learn they don’t agree with that. But they love their family member or their friend.
They don’t agree with how they may treat animals or other people. But they don’t stand up to them. They don’t tell them what they are doing isn’t right.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to accept things that are wrong. You have to be the one to stand up for who needs you to stand up. You have to make a stand for right and wrong. Just because you love someone doesn’t make everything that they do right. And eventually that wrong thing may make its way into your heart.
It’s hard to be the one who is different in a family or with your friends. It’s hard to make a change. But imagine the years and hearts down the road that will learn from your change.
If you accept a whole package and everything in it, you have to live with what you get.
In my new family, I don’t love everything about everyone. There are things I see that they need to change. And I’m here to be that voice. Find your voice. Don’t accept a package you didn’t order to begin with.
Tomorrow we head to the vet again for Brickle to get his stitches out! Stay tuned!
-Fruitycake The Raccoon