They didn’t run the Tour de France high on life. They don’t have “invisible dead girlfriends”. They haven’t even tried to have their agent killed! Oh, and they are not millionaires.
So…who are these people you may ask?
They are players from the CFL (Canadian Football League), where the average salary is around $55,000* a season and most of the players in the league have actual jobs in the off season. However, back in early January seven players took a week off and joined a group of Colorado vets in a suburb of Cancun to set up a spay and neuter clinic. Over the course of the week, 1,300 dogs were treated. From Chris Cvetkovic, who organized the trip and runs his own charity in Winnipeg called Cvet’s Pets:
We were doing everything from giving them needles, scrubbing them, shaving them, strapping them to tables and, in recovery, cleaning their ears and removing ticks and cleaning their wounds. Some of the stuff we saw was pretty hard to take,” Mr. Cvetkovic says, from Mexico. “It was eye-opening.
Not surprisingly, a few of the dogs will be returning with the
football players their new owners! Last week a stray on the beaches of Cancun. This week their own warm bed in Winnipeg. They will need it, it was -20F this morning. Tradeoffs.
Story from here.
*To Twitter for a little perspective on NFL vs CFL salaries: Drew Brees will make more money in 2012 ($40 million) than every single player in the CFL combined. #justsaying. (I have no idea who Drew Brees is.)