Michelle messaged as follows,
following my message to her regarding
my plans to go vegan and write this series,
MOMCAT'S VEGAN PROJECT:
Momcat approaches her bowl of Friskies' pate wet food.
"Good for you Steve. My only caution is that you remember
your dog(s) (& cats) need to eat meat.
They can become gravely ill without it.
Otherwise, good luck!"
Animals on farms live lives of quiet desperation.
They are bored to death or even worse.
A Shepherd of sorts, manipulating some steers for profit.
My higher power is Unconditional Love, God, Jesus.
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
He was born in December, too, like me.
He was born while "Shepherds kept their
watch on wild flocks by night."
Some incarcerated pigs, very intelligent and emotional animals-great pets.
The three wise men were Shepherds.
When the humble Christ child was born
there was no room at the inn.
They abandoned their profit-making endeavor-
of watching and manipulating their flocks--
that blessed first Christmas eve.
the rooster would crow the night He was handed over
to suffering and death. The night of the genuine Passion of the Christ.
Not the Hollywood phenomenon which was Mel Gibson's
They left their flocks to roam the countryside
free and clear that Christmas night
without human interference
so that they could follow a really bright star
and maybe get to see Mary, Joseph and
Jesus the night
that He was born, homeless and in a manger
made for animals,
A morning Ram forya! Enjoy. Click on the pic and Smitty the Ram enlarges
born in a pile of straw made for animals
that were domesticated and raised for
Later in life, Jesus got really ticked-off
when He saw people trading animals for
cash in His church, the Synagogue in Jerusalem
+ he flipped tables and what-not
saying that they had turned
His home into a "Den of Thieves."
Jesus was not a happy camper
that day at all when they were
selling innocent critters
on His property, Church.
This Rooster photo the picture-taker appropriately named "Framed."
We've all heard the horror stories
about what those little "veal-guys'" tragic lives
are really like. Living in tiny crates so
they can't budge until they're
finally slaughtered makes 'em tender and tasty.
I love the taste of Veal Parmesan.
Many animals think + feel emotion + pain. The Time
Magazine cover story for August 16th 2010 features a beautiful
black pug with his head tilted as above, also thinking
just like this donkey is, and is entitled
"What Animals Think."
Well worth the 15 minutes of your Time.