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.
Just shy of the reach of their wet and pulsating noses we stood; quietly opening our hearts, we offered them a landing pad there. Taking this offer up first did Gracelyn as she craned her glorious neck forward and accepted. Elvira soon followed suit.
Their verdict unanimous – these people are good! Spend any time with these gentle beings and you too will readily recognise they are curious beyond what many believe, intuitive in ways many do not recognise, forgiving of our kind (much more than we deserve) and gentle above what their form suggests.
And although still bearing the muddy hallmarks of the dairy farm from which they came, Gracelyn and Elvira have been released from the destiny that lay ahead for cows just like them: cows whose bodies cannot fulfill milk quotas and hearts bereft from the constant taking of their much-loved babies shortly after birth.
And the reason they did so was because they touched the hearts of kind-hearted humans who lived there. They are indeed amongst the lucky few. And that these two formidable beings, after all this, can be at peace with the world, inspires us to search for it too. To lay down our guns against any perceived foes and not allow anger and hate to have a place in our hearts.
For when we live our lives with a divine love for all beings with whom we share the planet, recognising that it is only form that separates us from them and not favour, we live with a greater sense of purpose. One that not simply ameliorates animal suffering but calls for its end, for this will lead to the greatest harmony on the planet.
Because that is what happens when you live your life with grace.
“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.
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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.