I have to gush over Ty for a minute.  I’m so proud of him.  He’s volunteered at Texas Humane Heroes for two years, putting in hundreds of volunteer hours.  Most weeks he’s showed up, wearing his green volunteer shirt, 3 to 4 days per week.  We asked him early on if he’d ever want to work there.  He was 16 then and his response impressed me so much.  He said no, because every penny that went to him as an employee was money that could go to the animals.  I was so proud of his answer.  He’s put in a lot of hard work over the last 2 years, caring for the animals, cleaning facilities, assisting with adoptions.  But at almost 18, its time for him to find work.  Being homeschooled gives him a super flexible schedule, that helps a lot.  He has a truck, needs gas money, etc.  He started putting in applications and then Texas Humane Heroes offered him a job as an Animal Care Coordinator.  He was so excited!  The place he knows and loves and has poured his heart in to.  So, he’s no longer sporting the green shirt.  Here’s the red shirt, baby!