One Part of Life that Makes Me Thankful: Animals

Where would our lives be without animals. From prehistoric times, they gave us food, their hides for shelter and clothing, tools for weapons, sewing, and creating other necessary items.

We observed what they ate, how they protected themselves, where they moved for: warmer weather, better supply of foods, berries and nuts and so many other life saving ideas.

I am so very thankful for the two cats who have kept me company, entertained me, challenged me to problem solve, snuggled with me, kept me busy buying and giving them necessary medicines, taking one or the other to the vet or the vet emergency room. But I would do it all again for these two cats. They have reminded me how to live more healthily.

Sister reminds me to just sit and relax. Sometimes I get caught up in finishing something or just doing something when I really should be relaxing. Sister comes to me and wants to sit in my lap and be petted. Sometimes she will get up after a brief lap warming or petting; other times she will stretch out and sleep on my lap. Anyone who has had a cat knows you just can’t disturb a sweetly sleeping cat unless the end of the world is coming.

She also reminds me to get off the internet. Sometimes in the morning when I am watching the news,  looking at what’s on Facebook and petting her, she will turn around and see me looking at the cellphone. She will look at me and at the phone and back at me. If I don’t put it down or use both hands to pet her, she gets up and lays down on the bed or nearby cat tree.

Tired Polar Bear
Tired Polar Bear
Scarlett Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
Mother and son horses
Mother and son horses
Bengal Siamese Brothers
Bengal Siamese Brothers
Confrontation of baby giraffe and adult ostrich.
Confrontation between curious baby giraffe and grumpy adult ostrich.
Silver Back Male Gorilla
Silver Back Male Gorilla
Turtles reflecting on a log.
Turtles reflecting on a log.

 


6 thoughts on “One Part of Life that Makes Me Thankful: Animals

    1. Well, the two cats love sitting on the front window sill. I think I must have made mouse or bird sounds. Lol. I don’t remember. They were even cuter as kittens. Thank you!! The gorilla was at Asheboro Zoo in NC. He had two mothers in his harem with babies so he must have felt very important. Thank you so much for the comments!!

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    1. Thank you!! So glad you liked the pictures! I hope Life Style was an appropriate category. I am wondering if I should have posted them under the category of photography??? I am still trying to figure out what to use the number for when we sign up. Can you explain it for me?

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