Thursday, September 3, 2009

Animal Wisdom

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.

17 comments:

Angie at Free Rein said...

All so true! We too have a lot of adopted animals...they seem to be especially grateful and loveable.

Rural Rambler said...

Beautiful, wonderful post Bridget! It made me teary, the good kind. I wish with all my heart we could end the suffering of animals and humans.

Piper is a beautiful bay girl, I just love bay girls. I am glad you have each other. A wonderous story with a happy ending :)

Your new header, Bunny Sweetness Wonderful!!!

Thanks for asking about the Old Man, you have a good heart Bridget.

Carolynn said...

So very true and wisdom worth holding in my heart. I maintain that animals are the superior race. We would all do well to follow their lead. Love & bunny hugs to all your furbabies.
Carolynn

Gaina said...

My last dog and the cat I have now were both rescues. We got Sam, the dog from a shelter and my Cat Billy just sort of showed up in my garden and has been here ever since! haha

I wish humans could care for each other in the way we do when we take on abused and abandoned animals.

I agree with Monty Roberts when he says if we used 'join-up' in our human relationships to regain trust and build relationships that could only be a good thing.

Gaina said...

...P.S. I'm loving the new 'header' photograph :)

Teresa said...

I just love your picture up there. Those bunnies are soooo adorable.
I am still looking for some in this neck of the woods.

Desert Rose said...

Love the bunny header!!! You are a good mama!

Paint Girl said...

I love your new header!! So many cute bunnies!
Love your animal wisdom! I have such a soft heart, that I just want to adopt every neglected, abused animal out there! But I know I can't save them all!

Gail said...

So true! I am currently training and fostering a dog to get it ready for adoption.

Kathy said...

She's beautiful! I love animals and have many throughout my life. I love the ones that no one wants. Our 2 year old puppy came from a rescue organization. What those groups do to save our critters is nothing short of amazing. So thanks to you all!

Judy said...

I love your bunnies and the picture is so great!

Christina said...

Callous disregard for the suffering of the animals God put on this earth makes me weep. Then I come across a blog like yours and I know how much better we are capable of. Education is important but all the education in the world wont change a cold heart. Yours is full for the furry/hairy babies. Thank goodness your babies found you. Piper looks amazing and your new header is fantastic!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Thanks for all the comments on the new header pic. Makes you just want to pick them up and SQUEEZE them, doesn't it?? :O

Andrea said...

It makes me want to come to Arizona and "bunny" nap them from you ... :-)They're just too darn cute!!!!

manker said...

manker, aka the b&B dog was a rescue as well... and an incredible blessing... And while i'm a horse newbie... the forgiving nature of our creatures is something i know i could learn from :)
happy trails
gp

Annette F. Tait said...

what a wonderful heartwarming story - it only takes one person to make a difference - so good to see that you did :)
and I love your kitty litter photo :)

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Thanks for this post. I so wish everyone would rescue instead of keeping backyard breeders and puppy mills in business.
Rescued animals never forget where they came from
and who saved them.
You have earned your wings......