This is something that showed up in my e-mail inbox this morning. I just had to share because it sums it up so perfectly:
Do you know why dogs are so quick to wag their tails and cats are so quick to purr? Even the ones that have been lonely, abused, and betrayed? Because, as is true of all animals, they were instilled with the distant awareness that no matter what the world shows them, they're still deeply loved and needed, that their presence alone has made a difference, and that in just the shake of a leg, seemingly without reason or rhyme, everything can FANTASTICALLY change for the better.
For anyone who has ever adopted an animal from their local animal shelter or rescue organization, picked up a stray on the side of the road or removed an animal from an abusive situation, YOU are the reason for their change for the better.
I've adopted and rescued lots of animals over the years, but this immediately made me think of Piper.
From PMU foal headed to auction..
To a much loved, beautiful little SPOILED filly.I'm really glad animals are so forgiving and are able to get beyond the terrible things that other humans have done to them. Hmmmm... more animal wisdom we should all heed.