Me: Eve, it is so hard when you get calls about dogs that either you know you can't help or you have no room for them.
Eve: Mama, I thought we could help all the dogs. I know there are sometimes we don't have room for everyone.
Me: One of the hardest things for me to accept is that we cannot help every dog. Some dogs are beyond help. It can be a health issue or behavior issues. We always have to think of everyone already at the rescue and not just the one dog. That is very hard to deal with.
Eve: So you have to say no sometimes? I don't like it when you tell me no.
Me: No you don't like it Eve. I hate it when I have to tell someone no. You don't want to take a dog that will have to live in a kennel for the rest of its life. That feels even worse than saying no at the very beginning.
Eve: It makes you sad mama.
Me: Yes Evie. You have to focus on the good and what you CAN do. That's what gets you through it!