These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Our Pets

Some thoughts about pets and our relationships with them......

A wise man regards the life of his animals.. Proverbs 12:10

"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated" ~~Mahatma Ghandi

The more helpless the creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. -- Anon.

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher

"If you can't afford to fix your pet, you can't afford a pet"....Denise

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~~Josh Billings

Eagles: When they walk, they stumble. They are not what one would call graceful. They were not designed to walk. They fly. And when they fly, oh, how they fly, so free, so graceful. They see from the sky what we never see. unknown

Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. ~~George Orwell

Men! The only animal in the world to fear. ~~D.H. Lawrence

To insult someone we call him “bestial.” For deliberate cruelty and nature, “human” might be the greater insult. ~~Isaac Asimov

A dog wags its tail with its heart. ~~Martin Buxbaum

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why. Unknown

If intelligence "out there" is greater than ours, then don't you wonder.......


  1. Loved the quotes. My favorite was "A dog wags it's tail with it's heart". That is so true.

  2. Caroline, that's one of my favs, too. Some of the others are more "lessony." I hope one of them goes to the heart someone to raise awareness of our responsibility to the precious ones.

  3. I wish EVERYONE could read these!

  4. Patti, welllllllll. If everyone who reads them here copied and posted them to their own blog, and everyone who reads it at their blogs copies them and posted them, and everyone who reads it at their blog copies them and posted them, then .............


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