A collection of thoughts and ideas that deal with precious animals.
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Yesterday as I stood in the kitchen, there was a loud thump. Initially Troy and I thought this loud thump was rabbit protesting some issue, but it turned out he was on the other side of the room where the thump originated. We went outside to see a beautiful Morning Dove twitching on the lawn in front of the window.
The poor thing ran into the window. We ran inside to get garden gloves to see if there was anything we could do for the poor thing, however, it was too late.
The poor morning dove broke its neck and lay motionless in my hands, its spirit was gone.
Seeing the death of this poor bird brought me to strong emotions and tears, this beautiful and delicate animal lost its life in a tragic accident. If I didn’t mourn its death, who would. No one even knows this poor bird has died, he won’t be missed. But this bird won’t be forgotten, I hold a special place in my heart for this Morning Dove. I will not forget him.
A few days ago, Italy was struck by a devastating earthquake. It turned many central farming communities into rubble. The earthquake was so powerful tremors were felt in Rome. L'Aquila was one of the towns hit the hardest by the quake and its aftershocks. Houses, churches, and other buildings which have stood of hundreds of years were reduced to piles of debris pinning, trapping, and killing many of the residents.
As I watched NBC Nightly News they showed the devastation. Among the survivors was a dog, a faithful dog. He was sitting on top of the rubble which use to be his home, his owners were trapped beneath it. The crews working the area tried to get the dog to leave, but he would not budge, he would not leave his owners behind. The faithful dog laid there as they dug up his family but it was too late his owners were dead.
I can’t imagine what this poor dog is going through, not only has he been through a devastating earthquake that claimed the lives of his family, but now he is alone. I don’t know if dogs have the intelligence to understand the magnitude of what happens with a disaster like this, I wonder if this dog will be emotionally traumatized or if he will one day live like a normal dog. All I know is that my heart goes out to this faithful dog and his loss.
Floating on a rip current wave of air the feather flowed carelessly and free from its owner, the bird to the misfortune of the Canada Goose it was at the wrong place, at the wrong time, occupying the same air space as a craft that was more larger and powerful than the honking 13 pound goose. Nothing more remained recognizable as to the identity of this goose, or his other unlucky goose companion (also perished in the event). Just the feathers that continued to float below to the world. No search party will be commissioned for these geese, no candle light memorial. The families will never receive news of the catastrophe that claimed the lives of these two "Good Geese".
Rest in Peace Geese.
2/6/2009 concerning the January 15 "Miracle on the Hudson" airplane crash caused by two geese into the engines which made the plane land in the Hudson River in New York, no fatalities. Just two Geese.