Currently, if I had all the money in the world I would not be living in some shatty dorm without my dog - I miss him so, so much! Next year I am totally living off campus!
Aside from that, though, I have another dream, a long-term one... You see, I want to save the world. And I don't mean that in the conventional sense, I'm talking save the world, one dog at a time. I will explain: I want to put rescue groups out of business. I want to make it so that every dog has a _good_ home, and I want shelters to be a thing of the past! I want to make it so that no dog has to sit behind bars, laying on a concrete floor, skinny and just looking for someone to give him an ounce of love, and oblivious to the fact that in five minutes he will be dead, euthanized, because no one wanted him - he wasn't cute enough, or trained well enough, or was simply the wrong breed at the wrong time. I want the market on homeless pets to disappear, and eradicate the ridiculous notion of "just on litter!" I am going to do anything and everything that I can to make this possible, and I don't care how many people tell me that it's "wishful thinking" - because I fully know it's impossible, but it's such a beautiful thought, that I'm going to **** well try to make it happen! And I know I can't "save them all," but you'd better not get in my way when I attempt to!
It will take a lot of time, and money, and heartbreak, and it probably won't even work, but here's hoping!
..._This_ is why I simply cannot think about deviating from my current pursuit of veterinary medicine. The biology course that I am taking right now is so hard that there have been several times I have thought, "Why didn't I just go with the art major!" But then I walk around my campus and see dogs loose in the street and remember, "Oh yeah, I want to save the world - and I'm going to need all of the schooling I can get to do it!" It kills me that right now I can do so little to help so many dogs and animals that need it - but this in turn drives me in my studies. One day if I get my VMD I will come back here and recruit people to help me, and we can start networking different rescues and buying vast plots of land somewhere... oh God it would be wonderful!
Ha ha, and reading what I just wrote, I realize how much of an idealist and a dreamer I really am. My Mom always did tell me that I'm just a big softy. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
<sigh>...But now I really do have to go and study for a Bio exam...heh heh /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/redface.gif And seriously, look out for me later on though, world, 'cause here I come!
(I hope... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ponder.gif)