Thursday, February 11, 2010

Amazing Animals

Animals are truly amazing. I had a busy day the other day and came home pretty late. I was really tired and just wanted to go right to bed, but still had to put my parrot to bed in his nighttime cage first. I usually play with him before I put him to bed, but that night I was in a hurry. When I tried to put him in the cage, he carefully took a hold of my sweater with one foot and wouldn’t let go. He didn’t fuss or threaten me or anything; he just looked me in the face and hung on—tight. I realized he was telling me he didn’t want to be put to bed yet. He didn’t know where I had been all day and wanted to spend time with me, even if it was late. He missed me all day and he didn’t want to let go. I was really touched by his quiet devotion.


I also recently had a mother and daughter come in to check out some items at the library. They had a service dog with them. When I asked them about it, they said that they bought the dog as a pet but it soon began alerting whenever their teenage daughter was about to have an epileptic seizure. The dog is now a licensed service dog and helps the girl to live a better life. Talk about pets changing their owner’s life!

Here of some examples of other amazing animals. Click on the links below to read their fascinating stories.

Nursing Home Cat:

http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/doctors-book-profiles-furry-angel-of-death-oscar-the-cat/19339074


The Two Bobbies:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/aug/29/two-animals-of-katrina-inseparable-ever-after/


Dolphin Saves Whales:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp_motddvnQ


Dog Saves the Boy She Loves from Cougar:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/04/boy.cougar.attack/index.html


It makes you just want to go home and hug your pet doesn’t it?

1 comment:

RainCoyote said...

Animals are my favorite and my best. They are amazing, have feelings and love unconditionally. One of my favorite quotes is by Walt Disney and he says: "Some days I prefer animals to people." hehe.

Thanks for sharing awesome animalness!

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