Reverence for Life…

 

Reverence for Life…

“Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the Animals, especially for animals who are suffering: for animals that are over-worked, under-fed and cruelly treated: for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars: for any that are hunted or lost or frightened or hungry: for all that must be put to death.

“We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful.”

Dr. Albert Schweitzer

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors. Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled Retrieved. The dogs worked tirelessly to search for anyone trapped alive in the rubble, along with countless emergency service workers and members of the public.

Love is love. Rescued Seal. Cape Fur Seal, South Africa. “So what do you do with those who have no parents, the abandoned, the weak, those who would be dead if not rescued; you give them what they need, you treat them like a seal wants to be treated, you touch, you nurture.” ~ Coenrad J Morgan SEAL ALERT

“Sorry my Pit Bull went against your stereotypes and licked your face instead of biting you.”

Traer Scott’s portraits of shelter dogs. Such a beautiful gray muzzle. Senior dogs are such special blessings in your life. Don’t forget them when you go to adopt a dog.. they will love you with all their hearts!

“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” — Mark Twain

“Not to hurt the creatures brethren is our first duty to them, but our higher mission is to be of service to them wherever they require it.” ~St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals

 

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