"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans" ~ James Herriot
“I think I could turn and
live with the animals,
they are so placid and self contained;
I stand and look at them
long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about
They do not lie awake in the dark and
weep for their sins;
They do not make me sick discussing
their duty to God;
Not one is dissatisfied-not one is
demented with the mania of
Not one kneels to another, nor his
kind that lived thousands of years ago;
Not one is responsible or industrious
over the whole earth.”
"All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it." ~ Samuel Butler
This poem by Walt Whitman is one of my all time favourites.
I am extremely grateful I came across his collection of poems 'Leaves Of Grass' three decades ago.
I am also very grateful to Forkparty(www.forkparty.com) for these awesome pictures.
We are supposed to be the best of all God's creations......yet there is so much we need to learn about life and living from animals.................
things that we seem to have forgotten.
If one is willing to learn....lessons come from EVERYWHERE and animals are such amazing teachers.
Let's choose to make it a day of getting back to basics:)