Discovering an Ocean of Kindness
Whilst finding Captain Nemo and Pearl in the backyard of their suburban house seemed a rather odd discovery for the human residents there, alas it is a story we hear all too often. Luckless and homeless chickens taking refuge wherever they can is nothing new.
Be it sweet little hens who have somehow morphed into roosters (read rooster chicks unscrupulously or naively sold off as hens before their gender became patently and crowingly obvious), or hens who have lived beyond their egg-producing years, the tale of these abandoned birds is titanic.
Sentient and sensitive beings, small in size yet ginormous in personality, they have fallen through cracks in wanting animal protection laws that see few councils even having provision for them should they be found or surrendered. And, lacking the “cuteness” factor of puppies or kittens, they do not come under the compassionate radar of many.
But thankfully for little Captain Nemo and his beloved Pearl, two Serama birds, they did.
Seeing the two together leaves one without a shadow of a doubt that birds form strong bonds with one another. Providing support and comfort in the same way we do. We humans call it love, and if we were to understand avian speak, we believe they would call it the same.
That Captain Nemo and Pearl found themselves washed up in a little pocket of hope in suburbia and were then safely ferried to sanctuary for but a whistle stop before our friends at Lefty’s Place, upon learning of their plight, reached out to offer the fiercely devoted twosome a forever coup, reminds us that one small act of kindness can lead to oceans of it.
Please try it and see.
“Can someone please help me out I have a full grown female goat wanting to give away but marketplace won’t allow me to post…free of charge”.
Dust bathing for the first time in her 73-week life is Katie. Her “sister”, Kayla, eagerly watching on as her blind friend kicks dirt every which way.
When the cheeky young goat we have named Purr broke his leg in a remote community, things were looking grim.
If you are considering bringing a companion animal of any species into your world, please read and pay attention to the following.
Amazing us all just recently was the arrival of four teeny tiny turkeys: Cornelius, Tofurkey, Curious George and Cheerio.
Planting the seeds of kindness were the sweet natures of Hawthorn, Poppy and Tulip, young sheep who touched the heart of a kindly pound worker.
From this moment to the next, we grow and change. Yet we stay who we are. We are shaped by our experiences but not defined by them.
In the early hours of today, dear Henry pig nestled into his straw bed and drew in a breath
Meet Marmalade and Marmaduke, two adorable wee kittens dumped just days before Christmas.