|Thunder Cat, our wonderful boy we lost in February 2009.|
8 reasons why I love animals:
*They are God’s creatures.
*They are a beautiful and integral part of nature.
*We share the earth with them.
*They don’t judge me for having obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety.
*Our pets want to be around us even when we’re grouchy and are having a bad day.
*Our pets help us when we’re lonely.
*They are honest and don’t put on a show.
*Our pets help teach us responsibility, selflessness and unconditional love.
From the website of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, here are some of the ASPCA’s top ways to help animals in your community (for more details, see the ASPCA website):
*Learn how to report animal cruelty.
*Start a neighborhood watch program for animals.
*Volunteer at your local shelter or animal rescue organization.
*Become an animal activist.
*Help your neighbors help their animals.
*Start a pet food bank.
*Promote spaying and neutering.
*Clean up for wildlife.
What is your relationship with animals like? What do you appreciate about animals? How have animals helped you?