Cuddly Dudley and creating a kinder world for all.
Sinking our hands and our hearts into the super soft and downy fleece of Dudley, our fingers find his chubby dorper form. And we cuddle him some more. For innocent and vulnerable babes such as he are indeed more than precious, for they too can be our greatest saviours.
Making his way to sanctuary via his dire circumstance was Dudley. A circumstance that saw him struggling for life after having been pulled from a dam. Whether the blindness that consumed him had caused him to end up in that muddy soup or resulted from it, it was not clear.
However, the one thing that strikingly was, and that caused our hearts to race so, was that Dudley was only just sitting on the right side of living. And what we chose to do next would most certainly determine which way he would teeter.
Unable to suckle from a bottle, it was to be regular tube feeding, medications and all of our kindness that would sustain him over the ensuing weeks. And whilst we are still not quite sure just where Dudley’s health will land him, for now it is good. For today he drinks from his bottle under his own steam, and feverishly so, and we are quietly confident his sight is returning.
And so whilst we cuddle little Dudley close, and he melts into our arms, we are reminded it is in animals such as he we find our greatest measure. For we can overpower them in so many ways, and even be financially rewarded for doing so, or we can choose kindness, and be the helpers and the healers we were always meant to be.
So please hold this thought close in your heart and your mind next time you sit down to eat, and realise that through saving them, we can be guided to just where we need to be to reach the greatest of our humanity.
Although the sweet little goat we have named Daisy May might not know it yet, she has arrived at one of the best places an escapee goat from an abattoir ever could.
Question: What is cuter than a kid goat in a coat? Answer: Three kid goats in coats!!!!
It took a village to bring the premature space cadet to safety – but oh boy was it worth it.
Marko certainly marked our lives the evening he entered them. Although we may never be sure from where exactly he sprang.