...my job took me to the county-run animal shelter today. Unfortunately, I will be there frequently for a while. It was so heartbreaking to see sweet, healthy dogs with just days left in their lives. Big, beautiful husky with one blue eye who lifted his head, I swear looking for his master. Gorgeous pom mix beloved by the receptionist. A wheat-colored loving terrier who just wanted to be with people. And Karl, a petite yellow lab mix who lives to chase a ball. I wanted to hold them all, let them know they are loved. My client read every kennel tag. Most had been abandoned or surrendered to the shelter. I'm emotionally drained and this was just day one.