Do y'all have days like those too?
Well, instead of a bar named Cheers I go to my own world, called "Azeroth", and you have read of this before on this blog.
It is part of a "Massively Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game" or......
What this allows me to do is explore the "inner" me: The Bill who has a kind and chivalric heart and who, in real life, would be a little "tough" to accept that way.
I have tried to show it in real life with my compassion for my patients and my love for animals and their welfare, but in the former, people are likely to say (and have), "Well, that's what you were getting paid for, wasn't it?", and in the latter (Because I am so deeply involved), people tend to think of that as a kind of fanaticism. *sigh*
So, I go to Azeroth (World of Warcraft) and, as "Wolkenlaufre" ("Cloud-Walker" in German), my character, I am assigned various "quests" I have to complete, and in return I am "rewarded" with experience points and payments as a "warrior".
One also gains stature by "levelling" and can purchase stronger and better weapons, and recently, in my case, my own horse. She is a Chestnut Mare and I have named her "Silka" (Click on the picture to enlarge it to see "Wolkie" and "Silka" a bit better. That sword on my/his back? Dude that's a cleaver fer sure!)
So that's where I am when I'm not asleep, or doing other stuff.
13 more days. Last time I checked, Paulding was in 11th place. I'm like that frog about to be swallowed by the heron: I never, ever give up, so please don't you either! Click to feed and vote for Paulding Humane in the Shelter Challenge. Thanks!
Meanwhile, over on The Straight Dope, here's a story about a dog and a family that's done just about all they can for this poor guy.