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I AM AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING!

The question is not, can they reason?  Nor, can they talk?
But, can they suffer?

Jeremy Bentham, Philosopher
1748-1832






A PRAYER FOR ANIMALS

     Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted 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.




 
ANIMALS -- IT'S THEIR WORLD TOO!


I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection
by man from the cruelty of man.  -- Mahatma Gandhi







MY BABIES -- HAWKEYE AND BUCKSHOT

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
"HAWKEYE" PIERCE


Born:  November 17, 1987

Heaven bound:  April 27, 1999

Yorkshire Terrier-Shih Tzu Mix

"BUCKSHOT" SAWYER
BROWN


Born:  January 24, 1999

Heaven bound:  April 08, 2013

Yorkshire Terrier




THINK VEGETARIAN!








This is one of my favorite inspirational stories.  Have a box of Kleenex handy.


UGLY THE TOMCAT

Everyone in the apartment complex I lived in knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tomcat. Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and, shall we say, love.

The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on Ugly. To start with, he had only one eye, and where the other should have been, there was a hole. He was also missing his ear on the same side. His left foot appeared to have been badly broken at one time and had healed at an unnatural angle, making him look like he was always turning the corner.

Ugly would have been a dark gray tabby, striped type, except for the sores covering his head, neck, and even his shoulders. Every time someone saw Ugly there was the same reaction. "That's one UGLY cat!!!"

All the children were warned not to touch him, the adults threw rocks at him, hosed him down, squirted him when he tried to come in their homes, or shut his paws in the door when he would not leave. Ugly always had the same reaction.

If you turned the hose on him, he would stand there, getting soaked until you gave up and quit. If you threw things at him, he would curl his lanky body around your feet in forgiveness.

Whenever he spied children, he would come running, meowing frantically and bump his head against their hands, begging for their love. If you ever picked him up he would immediately begin suckling on your shirt, earrings, whatever he could find.

One day Ugly shared his love with the neighbor's dogs. They did not respond kindly, and Ugly was badly mauled. I tried to rush to his aid. By the time I got to where he was laying, it was apparent Ugly's sad life was almost at an end.

As I picked him up and tried to carry him home, I could hear him wheezing and gasping, and could feel him struggling. It must be hurting him terribly, I thought. Then I felt a familiar tugging, sucking sensation on my ear. Ugly, in so much pain, suffering and obviously dying, was trying to suckle my ear. I pulled him closer to me, and he bumped the palm of my hand with his head, then he turned his one golden eye towards me, and I could hear the distinct sound of purring.

Even in the greatest pain, that ugly, battled-scarred cat was asking only for a little affection, perhaps some compassion. At that moment I thought Ugly was the most beautiful, loving creature I had ever seen. Never once did he try to bite or scratch me, try to get away from me, or struggle in any way. Ugly just looked up at me completely trusting in me to relieve his pain.

Ugly died in my arms before I could get inside, but I sat and held him for a long time afterwards, thinking about how one scarred, deformed little stray could so alter my opinion about what it means to have true pureness of spirit, to love so totally and truly.

Ugly taught me more about giving and compassion than a thousand books, lectures, or talk show specials ever could, and for that I will always be thankful. He had been scarred on the outside, but I was scarred on the inside, and it was time for me to move on and learn to love truly and deeply -- to give my total to those I care for.

Many people want to be richer, more successful, well-liked and beautiful -- except for me. I will always try to be Ugly.

- Author Unknown -







Spiritual Growth Poems and Stories
Poems and stories to help you find your spiritual way in life.

Inspirational Stories
Stories to inspire you and touch your heart and soul.

Funnies
Just for laughs! It will help you leave your troubles behind!  Christian and other clean just for fun humor.

Cartoons
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Words of Wisdom
Quotes and sayings that really make you think and will help in your everyday life.

Christian Midis
Music for your listening pleasure and personal spiritual enjoyment.

Bible Trivia Quiz
A daily Bible trivia quiz where you can test your knowledge of the Bible and compare it with others.

Prayer Garden
Add a prayer request in the Prayer Book for yourself or someone you know and love.  Want to pray for others?  Join my prayer team and become a Prayer Warrior.

Daily Bible Stories
Everyone loves Bible stories!  Go through the Bible in six months and then start all over again, In The Beginning. . .  The Bible Story changes automatically each day.

Daily Blessings
A daily Bible Verse, Psalm, Proverb and Promise from our Lord. The blessings change automatically each day.

Morning and Evening Devotionals
A morning and evening devotional by C.H. Sturgeon. The Devotionals are automatically updated every morning and evening.

Statement of Faith
What I believe in.

Webring Memberships
Search through the Christian webrings to find more of the peace and spirituality you seek in life through the Lord Jesus.

For My Sister, In Memory
My tribute to my sister who desperately struggled with Bipolar Disorder and left this world way too soon.

My Pets
Say no to animal testing.
"The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?"





My Pets Garden was born on January 1, 2003


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