I wanted to mention I have grown to appreciate bees much more over the last 15 years when in my travels and around where I have my home bees began being impacted very negatively by mankind and started to diminish drastically. There are debates going on and numbers get manipulated but when considering the entire world food crop for human consumption one expert seems to be talking more realistic when he said; “Assuming that the major fruits, nuts and vegetables benefit from pollination, and that most animal food is from flowering plants requiring seed production (eg: alfalfa), that makes for about 55% of world food production benefiting from bees.”
But it is true that 90% of the fruits and nuts along with certain vegetables we enjoy here in America are pollinated most extensively by bees! Not to mention flowers and shrubbery; what a massive loss and problem it would be if bees disappear; we will see and feel greatly the consequences of that catastrophe if it occurs.
So, needless to say “I Love Bees!” LOL! Now I’m going to have breakfast a mixture of muesli, oat bran and rolled oats cereals with WALNUTS, BLUEBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, BANANAS and HONEY; all the items in caps thanks to the BEE! And, you know the value of those fruits and nuts in a diet to keep us healthy and ward off disease. Take care and “Have a BEEUTIFUL Day!” 🐝
In response to a fellow animal advocates commentary about one of my short stories.
Dear Friend and Great Animal Advocate of God’s, thank you for this acknowledgement and sharing of your beautiful experience with me and others! I’m also thankful you came along to say this when you did because I was actually contemplating something stirring in my soul that I needed to address with God and the “Call of the Wild Things,” the Animals; but more profound the Wild in us as Human Beings! How, if we are truly connected to our Maker we will always feel a stirring in our hearts that penetrates deep into the soul bringing us closer to the Wildness in All of Nature and indeed All of Creation!
When things are the quietest that is when we can hear the most, in that stillness we can hear the chorus of angels that speak to us through our deepest mind and being which is only from a pure heart! I believe that connection you have with your Great Dog is like that, a connection that is pure and even more real than the physicality of our earthly life here; it is truly a GIFT from GOD! That bond we feel in that relationship between two souls is also what we can have with our Maker! Again, I thank you and your dog my friend for being who and where you are in all creation; you connected at this precise moment of contemplation!
Also I know how you feel about doing whatever it takes to save that life the way you have your Dog’s, because that bond of devotion and appreciation of actually being alive is what it’s all about! Both actually existing, being alive but more importantly able to be totally cognizant of that fact, with visceral appreciation!
I rescued my dog from being put down at a shelter when I came along by God Sent about a dozen hours before it was scheduled and a couple of days before Thanksgiving! If I hadn’t been working near the shelter and heard howls that reminded me of the wolf howl or “Call of the Wild” which I used to do with mush team dogs I had rescued years prior; like Jack London’s great story which I’ve always loved, I would not have been curious before the shelter closed that afternoon to go look and found out in fact that two Champion blood line Siberian Huskies had gotten out of a house in an affluent town next door and where there at the shelter only a few hours because their owners were frantically looking for them which was the call out for my current dog to give her attention to me in order for me to be aware she was in dire need! I got there and knew the director from years prior when she was a dog officer for the town and I said; that dog what are you doing with her, no name on her cage? And she said the Police Department decided she has to be destroyed! I said “NO WAY,” only because this lady knew how determined and sure I can be she went out on a limb for me as she later told me and did what is unheard of there and called the Chief after hours and then others in the loop to save her; and the next morning I was waiting before the place opened in the parking lot! I gave the lady Anne time to get things going and not even public visiting hours yet at that point, then I went in to ask about Penny which was the name they gave her months before and she said, ” Larry don’t say anything and go see your dog!” Makes me cry remembering how I felt that day, just as Anne said that I started crying! I love this dog so much I would take a bullet for her or do anything to protect her! It’s been figured she is a dog with Jackal in her, being Basenji and Ridge Back! She was very hard to control or get to be calm and nice in the house for the first few years’ lots of work and mopping up after her, very destructive and defiant almost, tearing down mini blinds to see who was outside nearby, wanting so much attention and freedom to do as she pleases! I let her sleep on my bed every night now! She loves me so much and same back to her! Also turned out that the Police Department had given her a shot and allowed her to be adopted after some months of working with her in the shelter environment but she was brought back immediately by the family as completely unruly, the final nail in her coffin, that is until I came along in the nick of time! Thanks be to God!
Hope I made you feel something nice inside telling you all this!
The Animal Rights Advocate Pledge.
Fellow Advocate if you can lead the way we can follow or when you need me or some other advocate to take the lead and advance the cause by all means don’t hesitate to say so, I’m more than willing and able to face any adversary for what is RIGHT and JUST! To me my life means nothing if in the darkest hours I fail to stand boldly before our true enemies in this world, and there are many! Prayer and fellowship with one another are always needed and beneficial but BRAVERY and VALOR are harder to come by in most circumstances these days, because too many would rather pass the “buck” or leave the “dirty work” for someone else to do! I don’t have that problem because nobody owns me and I’m not beholding to any power on earth, political or otherwise and I’m always willing to go down with the ship if need be! Justice must be served in this world because we know that evil has gotten too many to cooperate already, and that will not do, it must be stopped dead in its tracks and obliterated if necessary; because it intends on infecting the entire human race with its end being destruction!
“WE SAVE THE ANIMALS WE SAVE OURSELVES!”
We fail them; our lives are worth dust in the wind.
All of this I say because of “NDUME” the gorilla, in his honor!
Hi Doc, thanks for coming to help. Dear Sir and Friend to all Animals and me, I concur with everything you said word for word and it all adds up to solid undeniable TRUTH! I won’t repeat what I just wrote to Victoria’s or Sandra’s comments but between what both You and they had to say I know now this is not going to escape Justice and “full consequence” to the guilty; whosoever it may be will be caught and given a lifetime of punishment because God will demand it, never mind just what our man-made law says!
This poor little baby sentient being, I cry again sitting here writing about this matter “for Brownie’s sake” who was a curious little boy that went exploring the dangerous and even evil world, but he living a sheltered innocent life had not even a clue about how hideous some humans can be or what danger was lurking outside of his abode with his family! Then this evil demon of a human which Brownie I can picture may have even childishly trusted, went toward the danger calling out to him thinking, who is this someone to meet and play with; then evil was unleashed upon him causing so much pain and fright; as he kept hearing these loud popping sounds and each one caused more pain each time in a different location throughout his body, all the while hearing a human laughing which he knew what that was, from all the happy times at home when he would be up to some little antic playing and his family would laugh so happily, but this laughter now sounded bad not like his families laughter which really tormented him because now he knew what it was to miss them like he never had before! Then his legs beneath him gave way as all grew dark and cold; yet he still had horrific pain going through his entire body and all the sounds around him of nature and man’s technology got faint, then silence! He was now alone in a place of such pain and loss that it frightened him to no end, it was so much worse than the physical pain this feeling of complete loss, and he in his heart and soul called out to his family but nothing changed and it just kept going on this way! I want to die thinking about this, as I now sense myself in his place and want to make it stop, all of the pain and all of the loss, so that all is well and he is so very happy again with his joyous family showering love upon him and he to them, like he just woke from a crazy hellish dream, but, that it was just a dream!
But, we know different you and I that his precious beautiful innocent life was robbed from him and he is faced with such tragic sadness that only a miracle will change it now! I pray for Brownie now and I ask God to please help! I even beg you Lord, I say I’m so sorry for any sins I ever made or committed, with my heart full of sorrow for Brownie as I now cry my heart out only wanting Brownie to be fine again! I ask this in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus Christ! Amen
This Holy Scripture came to mind after reading your comments.
As far as the culprit that did this I think it’s equivalent to what Luke 17 says about a similar situation regarding harming the Innocent, “whosoever causes a little one to stumble would be better off thrown into the ocean with a heavy millstone tied around their neck.” Amen