Now everyone knows me as the crazy cat lady and I’ve posted many pictures of my beautiful fur babies. Yes, for me they are my fur babies and not just cats and dogs. One main reason I joined the Lab Rescue LRCP – Maryland, Virginia and DC and volunteer for them.
I have been belittled at times, when chosen a fur baby over a human being and told, “they are just animals, there are so many people suffering in the world, look out for them”. My response has always been, “people can speak and tell you what’s wrong with them and go out and help themselves too, these are voiceless little ones who look at us for safety, comfort and a little bit of love, while giving us unconditional love”.
Have you looked deeply into a cat or dog’s eye and seen anything but love there?
Recently we had a buck, yes a buck, in our backyard. All he wanted to do was play with the basketball and roam around. He gave us the look as if we are the weird ones and walked away when madam deer appeared with her little ones. She needed him to gather the hippity hoppity little fawns.
Than we have mama fox that comes in from time to time with her wee one. My grandma thought it was a dog peeking inside the house through the patio door. Poor grandma had no idea that mama fox was there, gathering her naughty ones who decided it was fun to play in piles of dry leaves.
That being said, fur babies are first and foremost for me (have to say that or my little ones, Maya, Obelix and Princess will throw a fit) No doubt we care for every living being, creature on earth, than why is it that we do not care or lookout for those who are sitting right next to us, our grandparents, parents, children, aunts and uncles and so on.
Charity begins at home.
I have seen people talk big about helping so-and-so in a camp or shelter or a homeless person, but totally ignore the elderly in their own homes or the children that are vying for attention. These are the same people who also ask me, why I lived for so many years with my parents, why I did not get a place of my own.
What can be more of a blessing than being in the same house with your parents? They are not a burden; in fact they are the reason why we are where we are. I for one am so proud of my parents who made sure we got the highest and best education and were able to stand on our own two feet. They could have had all the fun and let us grow on our own, enjoyed their lives, but instead, sacrificed so we could have it all.
All I will say here is that, you do not need to go totally out of your way to do things for people, but at least be genuine and look around you. There’s always someone who wants that smile, a hug, a hello or just plain and simple acknowledgment that they exist for you and most of all your respect for him or her for seeing them for who they are.
Now be prepared for an overdose of cuteness from all the fur babies …..not all are mine but are fur babies of very good friends of mine….some of whom I had the pleasure of meeting at CCBC ….