The lost little lamb reminding us of what lies deep within us all – the power to change, and create a world of joy and peace.
Spying that a kinder future should lie ahead for a little lost lamb, the call was made.
And although I Spy’s time here at Edgar’s Mission has been short, as she heads off to her forever home with the good folk at Victorian Lamb Rescue, it was enough to remind us yet again of the power of these diminutive beings.
Beings who can spark the best within us all through their vulnerability and their innocence.
For we humans can and sadly do (oft times unwittingly) commit unspeakable acts of cruelty and indifference to the animals we have labelled “farm” animals. Reducing them to production units, we have not only denied their sentience and their sensitivities, but we too have denied our ingenuity and our humanity.
And whilst our hardest lessons can come from realising that we are the instigators of pain and suffering in the world, they too can serve as our best, for they remind us that we, as beings of great power, are also beings of great wisdom and compassion.
Holding true to this thought, we have no more potent reminder than that the world we spy is actually the one we are all active participants in. So whilst we can complain and we can protest, or we can write vitriolic speeches or offer venomous retorts to those whose ideas sit beyond those held by us, it should serve us well to appreciate that we are feeding a demon who does not warrant our energies or negativity.
So what then if it is true that the answer to this all is not to be found in the change we seek in others but something that lies deep within us all –
Something that can be brought to the fore when we spy our own innate kindness reminding us that we are all connected: humans, non-humans and our glorious, wondrous and unique planet.
Thank you, little I Spy, for this gentle reminder, and thank you to the human who saw value in your being.
Blending tragedy with hope comes Nepal, a sweet little Merino lamb, born one of triplets, who sadly became separated from his family.
While logic tells us he did not fall from the sky, he might as well have, for from where he has come, we cannot ascertain. It is as if he is nobody’s cat. And here now, he most certainly is.
Few things in life tug more at the heartstrings than when you see the life draining out of the eyes of an animal. And when that animal is but a youngster, the tug becomes an all-consuming wrench.
Found wandering on a highway that homed no sheep, it is believed that dear Jump did just that.
They have been declared the comedians of the barnyard (goats, that is) and proving this statement is not a work of fiction come Frick, Frack and Applejack.
It was the message we prayed we would never have to send – well, not for many a year anyway – to our team.
As a young first-time mum, having barely hit puberty, Margaret found herself in the direst of situations. Recently having given birth, and suffering a life-threatening prolapse, she did not know what to do.
Meet Annie Yokely and Mary Poopins! A community Facebook post was to prove the lifeline for two plucky and adventurous hens. It, too, was to prove just how maligned, disregarded and poorly protected their kind is.