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Posts tagged ‘Animals’

She looks more like her father’s side of the family…isn’t she beautiful?

white and black cow on green grass field during daytime

Photo:  Clara Métivier Geukes

Not everyone can look like a bunny…no matter how hard they try…that doesn’t mean they can’t look adorable.

white long coated dog sitting on brown tree log during daytime

Photo:  Karolina Wv

The comfort of friendship…

Photo:  Ramesh Casper


Rhino, Calf, Horns, Mother And Child

“Why can’t I have a pet? I promise I’ll take care of it,” whined the baby rhino.

“We don’t have pets. We’re free animals, remember?  We move around and we don’t have the ability to take care of other species.”

“Why not?”

“The others you know are friends, not beings you can keep.  Would you want to be someone’s pet?  Have all of your choices controlled by others, your movements restricted?”


“Then why do you think someone would want to belong to you? It’s different with humans.  They need their pets in order to be happy and…”

“…and what, mom?”

“…less crazy than they already are.  Many humans have lost touch with nature, they lost their way. I often wonder if the ones they keep, consider themselves to be companions, or prisoners.  Their pets have grown to need humans to care for them.  I don’t believe they could survive in the wild.  Living with humans, pets have long and comfortable lives.  If kindness and love exist between humans and other animals, then it’s a good thing.  Many humans love animals more than they love each other.  But many are hateful and abusive.  Cruel and mean.”

“I think I’ll just be friends with everyone,” said the baby, flicking his ears back and forth.

“Maybe not everyone,” said his mother.  “Never be friends with humans.   Just do what you’ve always done, little one, and have fun with all those you meet along the way.”

“Okay,” he said.  “But how long before I get big like you?”

“Not long,” she snickered.  “Not long at all.”


Photo:  Peterjohnball0

The Cat’s Lament…

black and white cat on gray rock

“He’s back, isn’t he? I can smell him,” sighed the cat, covering his eyes.

“Hello friend,” said the dog.  “Nice to see you again.”

“Nice to see me?  Really?” hissed the cat.

“It’s a beautiful day.  the sun is out and.”

“SKEMET!  Help me!” cried the cat.

“Wanna play?  I have a ball,” said the dog, his tail wagging tentatively.

“Do I want to play?  He’s a dog.  He can’t even get off the ground.”

“We can just sit here, if you like.  We can nap, tell stories, or chase each other.”

The cat looked up and grinned.  “You want me to chase you?”

“Sure,” said the dog.  “I trust you not to hurt me, when you catch me.”

“Rats,” hissed the cat, looking away. “Where’s the fun in that?”

“Should I run…now?”

“Sure, why not,” said the cat.  “I’ll count to ten thousand, so it will take more than two seconds to get you.”

“Okay, thanks,” said the dog, turning to run.



Photo:  Bence Halmosi



“And then he said….”

two brown and white dogs running dirt road during daytime

Photo:  Alvan Nee

True perfection, or purrrrfection, if you like. There’s nothing in the world, as perfect as a cat…a least to me.

white brown and black cat on brown dried leaves

Photo:  Dorothea Oldani

Want to do something wonderful?

Beth gave this animal rescue site to me.  It’s close to where she lives.  Please check it out and if you have an extra few dollars, please send it to them at:


It’s a worthy cause and the animals will thank you and so will I.  🙂

Home – Barn Sanctuary

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