“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
~ Maya Angelou
Robin Dalton is one of my oldest friends. Our families go way back. We’ve lived more lives together than you can imagine: from combing ditch lines for aluminum cans (for money), to rock and roll bands playing backwoods honky tonks. There’s no one whose word is more straight and true. You’ll never wonder where you stand with her or what she means. And in a world that’s eat up with passive aggressive behavior, she’s a breath of fresh air. She is a champion of the downtrodden human and helpless animal alike. When I was young and struggling, she fed me. When I floundered in direction, she supported me. When I worried about useless things, she grounded me. In her spare time, of which she has little, she has taken in, cared for, and suffered along with more dogs and cats than I can count. This is her calling, her passion; she is a caregiver and teacher, plain and simple. My life has been made infinitely richer because of Robin, and I’m eternally grateful to her and for her. I’m sure I speak for the countless animals she has saved, too.