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.
After a night so long it almost forgot to end, we caught some sleep, grabbed a snack and headed on our well-worn track to the barn.
There was no doubt that Berlin’s world was crumbling the day he and his three buddies were surrendered into our care.
With a haunting sadness in their eyes, Gracelyn and Elvira entered our world. And we theirs, as they searched their newfound digs for somewhere to land their gaze.
Lost in a world far, far bigger than himself was little Bahama. But then kindness found him.
Little Kokomo may have been down on his luck the day he was born, finding himself way down in a pile of mirky mud.
Words could not convey our shock when we went to our carpark to collect the little lamb we would soon name Bermuda, who was surrendered into our care after having been found the day before.
More than likely destined for backyard slaughter, the young Cedric ran for his life. And did so for several days in the off-leash dog park to which he had retreated.
Friend or freezer? Without even meeting the colourful chap we have named Tom Cruise, we knew the only role he should ever fill was the first.
At just one day old, teeny tiny Trapper John was diminutive in size yet formidable in impact, and everybody was talking about him.