People Rush To Rescue Steer From Neck-Deep Mud During Hurricane

I received an email notice of this story this morning from The Dodo and wanted to share the story with my blog friends. The author of the article is Mary Schwager (aka “Watchdog Mary”) and it is dated September 6, 2017:

“He just knew we were there to help him, not to hurt him. We’re so glad he’s part of our community.”

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steer calf
people pulling steer out of mud
people helping steer stuck in mud
people helping steer stuck in mud
steer stuck in mud being pulled out by tractor
people pulling steer stuck in mud
steer rescued from mud
steer rescued from mud resting on cardboard
steer rescued from mud getting vet treatment
steer named samson
steer named samson
samson the steer with his family
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Photographing pets: I feel your pain!

How adorable is this?

A true depiction of the phrase “herding cats”

 

Speaking of herding, check out this beaver herding cattle:

If you live with animal companions then you know they couldn’t care less about personal space. I have two Australian Shepherds (Ranger and Bear) staying with me now who follow me EVERYWHERE, even if it’s just across the room. And they absolutely insist on laying at my feet when I’m on the toilet. Really? I can’t even have 5 minutes?? Oh Lord! Anyway, here’s a cute Dodo video showing how invasive our precious babies can be into our personal space:

 

Ah, life is so much better with animals in it!

Have a great day everybody…

Baby Deer Rudie: A Must-See Feel-Good

Today I decided to plug back in for a minute and take a break from my blogging break to share this adorable video of Baby Deer Rudie, who was found at 2-days old, missing half his leg and given a new lease on life. Check out his amazing transformation as he settles in to his new home and grows to love his new family and furry friends.

 

I love this little guy! I want a Rudie in my life…

Now, didn’t that just warm your heart and make your day more special??

Animals have the power to bring out the best in people. May an animal bless your life today…

 

Notable Quotable: Loving Animals

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”    –Anatole France

I use this quote in my email signature. It is so true. I’ve seen people completely transformed from experiencing the love of an animal. I’ve seen people who were hard and cold suddenly become soft and loving after having a dog for a while.

There is something about sharing heart with an animal that changes a person. Look at the success of programs that utilize the caring for dogs by prisoners. And the enormous triumphs with autistic and special needs children after they’ve spent time with therapy horses. More and more hospitals around the nation are instituting animal therapy for their patients, using dogs and cats. That has to tell you something.

There is an awakening of the heart and soul that is unmatched in these programs, dramatically moreso than in any other arena. The takeaway: loving an animal is good for you!

I’ve always said that I like dogs more than I like people and that’s essentially the truth. Dogs make wonderful friends–they don’t lie or deceive, they don’t judge, and they don’t hate. They love unconditionally. That is something you cannot get from another human being, I don’t care how much someone protests that they can love another person unconditionally. Not possible! There are always conditions between people. Period. But not so with dogs (and other animals). Their love is pure and absolute.

So if you haven’t experienced it already, do yourself a favor and love an animal. Your world will be better for it.

Have you witnessed someone change for the better after bringing a pet into their life? Do you believe that one’s life can be improved just by introducing an animal into it? Have you experienced the special love shared between people and their companion animals? If you haven’t yet experienced this, what’s stopping you?

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