Cats are loving creatures
Anyone who knows cats, knows what I mean.
As used here, the term “crazy cat lady” is not pejorative. It simply means cat lovers. And it applies to men too! =^..^=
H/t FOTM‘s Glenn47
This is why I can’t plant flowers in my flowerbox…
This is one we’ve enjoyed on FOTM (the “eye bleach cat”). ~TD
There is a trope among ethologists (animal behaviorists) that animals or non-human creatures (as if human beings are not part of the “animal” kingdom!) operate simply by instinct and so, they do not have “higher-level” emotions such as love and loss, or abstract moral principles such as justice. Much of those convictions stems from our inability to communicate with them, not being conversant in their languages.
Increasingly, however, studies are showing those notions to be wrong.
Elephants return to the “graveyards” — places in which their family members had died — and use their tusks to caress the bones of their lost ones. How is that behavior not a sign of mourning and grief?
Chimps show they have a sense of justice — about fairness. They are disgruntled when another chimp receives preferential treatment — getting a better reward for performing the same job.
And as for love, defined as ” an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment,” non-human creatures show in their behavior every indication that they do love. Not only that, their love spans some of the range we accord to humans — from the sexual love of eros, to the familial love between parent and child and among siblings, to the platonic love between even inter-species friends. As you can see in these lovely pictures:
Pay special attention to the cat at around the 3:30 mark!
Thanks for the laughs, FOTM’s beloved Joseph!
Again, these are some photos I received before he went to the hospital! ~LTG
A 2-year-old little girl, shopping with her mom in an outdoor market, wandered off into the market’s one-lane walkway.
A van runs over the tiny tot not once, but twice.
Then, one after another, 18 heartless passers-by walk past the crumpled toddler lying on the street.
Finally, seven minutes after the accident, a garbage-collector, Chen Xianmei, went to the toddler’s aid.
This happened last week in Foshan city, Guangdong province, China.
Don’t take my word for it. China’s own people are saying their country is soul-less.
Please pray that the Light of Christ shine in the darkness for “Little Joy” and her grief-stricken parents.
“Little Joy” died shortly after midnight of brain and organ failure, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
Yesterday, I posted the first batch of pics of some of our fur-children. Here are more.
Gosh, they are handsome! 🙂
Artist’s Fluffy Corgi named Baci, her faithful studio companion who makes her laugh:
Igor’s part-wolf Igor and Rocky, and Bear:
DCG’s Baby and Lucky. Some heartless person abandoned them in the woods in Oregon. Luckily, Deb rescued the babies:
Want to share pics of your garden and/or pets? Send them to FellowshipTips@aol.com ! 😀