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Barrow In Furness, Cumbria, NW, United K
married, 2 children
Speaks: English
Joined Dec 15, 2013

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A Dog’s Purpose According To A 6 Year Old

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Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me.  I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.  He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”

The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.

The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon

They're an odd couple in every sense but a monkey and a pigeon have become inseparable at an animal sanctuary in China.

After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless - until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon.

The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who has developed a new lease of life, say staff at the sanctuary.

Now the unlikely duo are never far from each other's side.

Pigeon Monkey
The Macaque nestles his head against his feathered friend

Defendre Giuseppe Belvedere

Dissolve the present Animal Welfare Council and set up a new  Animal Welfare Organisation and Animal Welfare Department.            


SAVE Animals DON'T KILL: Forbid  shelters from euthanizing animals due to over crowding


                      A Hundred Years from now,It Will Not Matter the sort of house I Lived in ~ Environment Quote



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Groups ANIMCORD: Would you like to save abandoned animals?, Backyard Birds, Click free to donate and Petitions, Click to Give Free food, Dog Lovers, Elephant Lovers, Fighting Against Animal Cruelty!, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Pets in Need, The Tragedy of Spanish hunting dogs!! (Exposing the cruelty), WWF - World Wildlife Fund
Birthday Oct 15  
Languages English  
About Me I am a caring person who always puts family, all persons and all Animals first! I have 2 Children, 3 Grandchildren, 2 Dogs Blackie and Hattie & A Pet Pigeon called Beauty all of whom I love dearly! I respect Nature, All Wildlife including Pigeons. I came to own a pigeon after I hand reared her as a baby (squab) when she had been abandoned and was disabled having a splayed leg and her other leg had a deformed foot - so she would never have survived naturally in the wild on her own! I hand reared her and she now lives with my husband and I as our Special Pet! She flies freely around our home and lies cuddled up to our dog Blackie - A Large Black Labrador who is as gentle and as sensitive as they come! She has her own large cage where she has alot of room to spread her wings if she needs to and a comfy soft bed to lie on at night! Beside her bed, she has a mirror in which she can admire herself which she does often - fluffing up and cooing at herself! I ensure that her life is as full and natural as it can be and I place her cage outdoors during the day for some welcomed sunshine and the companionship of her other feral friends who come to visit her daily! I feed them all every day as I these are God's creatures too and they, unfortunately, get a raw deal from humanity being classed as vermin and disease carriers which is a complete myth! They are intelligent, Loving and Beautiful Birds which struggle to survive each and every day - eating minisule morsels from streets and feeling the cold harshness of all weathers but, most of all, being deprived 'LOVE'. My Pet Pigeon is 2 years old now and she receives All Our Love giving hers back in return - cuddling into me and cooing loudly when I get up in the morning and flying over to sit and fluff up on my knee whenever she can - She is a True Blessing and a Thankful Gift from God!!
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Pets Blackie The Best Dog you could Ever own, Hattie Our Lovely Dog, Beauty Our Hand Reared Pet Pigeon  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning
Religions love is my religion  
Eating Habits To Eat Healthy - Try Anyway!!  
Wild Fact About Me May seem wild to some but I enjoy feeding the pigeons that visit me daily including 2 Seagulls and their 2 babies who come and sit on my wall and eat out of my hand.
My Philosophy To Live my Life as God would want me to! I strive for this each and every day!
What Gives Me Hope That the world will become a More Peaceful, Happier place - No Violence, No Cruelty, No Abuse, No Hatred, No Anger - Just Kindness to All - Hope for an Ideal World!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by To provide shelter for the homeless both humans and animals. Food for the Hungry. Be always available to listen to the needs of the people and help wherever I could!
What/who changed my life and why My Granny was the most influential and most Special person in my life and I love and miss her dearly! She passed away to a better place in 1983 and her life was dedicated to helping others and living for those she loved! My Granny lived simply and never wanted anything for herself! She was born in Ireland in 1902 and came over to England on her own when she was just 17! After an abusive first marriage when she was constantly beaten and was told she could never have children, she met and subsequently married my Grandfather! It was with my Grandad that she found True Happiness and she did love him so very much! Despite being told that she could never have children, within a year of their marriage, at the age of 38, she gave birth to my mother and in the two years that followed she gave birth to two further children both boys! My Granny was the happiest she could have ever been however, her happiness was so very shortlived and, sadly after a short illness, my Grandad died on the 14th February 1943 aged just 33 years old. My Granny was left, once again, on her own except she now had three children aged 3 and under to look after and care for! To provide for her children she had no alternative but to take in lodgers and, at one time, she had 40 of them! My Granny was always kind, selfless and caring and was well known and liked by all who knew her! Consequently, any person needing food or shelter or both would be guided to her and she never ever turned anyone away! To this day, people still remember her for all she did and her kindness! My Granny helped so many many people in her lifetime, giving them plenty of irish home cooked food and clean shelter - no-one wanted for anything! She had a pantry which she kept full of provisions of all kinds to cater for the needs of anything anyone may want! My Granny was a generous, forgiving woman so much so, that when her abusive first husband died she paid for his funeral which she also did for two lodgers that died! My Granny cared for everyone however, the most important people in her life were her family whom she lived for! When her children including my mother were all grown up and had families of their own - her grandchildren, she provided food hampers every week for all of them! She only ever got 4 hours sleep every night with looking after the lodgers but she always had time for her grandchildren and looked after us frequenly when my parents were at work! Unfortunately, life gave her another cruel blow when she suffered the untimely loss of her youngest son to cancer in 1976 when he was just 34 years old and, even though she shed a tear for him every single day, she never stopped, she never gave up and she kept herself going for her family that remained! Nothing could ever stop her - she was a Strong-willed, Beautiful Irish Woman who lived for those she loved and those she loved will Always remember! I talk about her now to my own grandchildren and I often talk to her - I know that she can hear me and, at times, I can feel her close! God Bless Granny - I love you x
What Bugs Me Some Peoples contempt for Pigeons, Any one that would hurt a child, Any one that would hurt an animal, cruel persons, unfriendly people, mean obnoxious people, idiotic politicians, Destroying the planet !!!, bad juveniles who bully n' hurt people, abusive people  
Passions Life, family, spirituality, animals, birds, laughter, kindness to all creatures, love, peace, Life in Heaven, trees  
Inspirations My Family, My dogs loyalty, Recovered Addicts/Alcoholics, fresh cut grass, Cloudless Nights, love, Kindness in any form, listening to the rain, reaching for the light of life, the sound of the ocean, the beauty of nature, Twilight, Sunrises and sunsets, Well lived liv  
What Scares Me Ignorance and evil, hate, moral direction of our society, war, Violent people, shootings in schools, my family being hurt, Losing the ones I love, Horror films, hell, cruel people  
Role Models My Granny who I miss dearly  
Quotation 'Do unto others as you would have others do unto you'. [Matthew 7:12]
Also: A verse entitled: 'Within My Power' has influenced my life:-
One Hundred Years from now
it will not matter
what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in
or the kind of car I drove.....
but the world may be different,
because I was important
in the life of a child.
Interests My Family, My pets and garden birds, reading, labradors!, wildlife, pets, fitness, aromatherapy, children, psychology, Holistic Health, Mythology / Folklore, environment, the arts and nature..., Spirituality/Philosophy, music, recycling  
Books psychology, spirituality  
Music Sounds of Nature, Classical  
Movies Talking to Heaven, The March of the Penguins, Amazing Grace, Faith like Potatoes, The Bridges of Madison County, Spritual Films, The Sixth Sense, The Painted Veil, The Notebook, Mother Teresa Starring Geraldine Chaplin, St Bernadette, PS I love you, Historical Movies  
TV Shows history channel, Religious Films, Psychic John Edward, Afterlife, Miranda, Dramas  
Favorite Foods My Granny's Xmas Pud, cheesecake, Poached Egg on toast, egg omelettes, pizza, Homemade Tomato Soup, vegetables, salads, fruit  
Favorite Places Places of Natural Beauty, A Clear Starry Sky, Sunrises and Sunsets, In front of the Fire of an Evening, In my Bed on a cold wintery night, Trees with Birds Singing, Fields of flowers, Sunshine, Any place with snow!, Trees and Waterfalls, lakes, the beach, the ocean  
Can't Live Without My Family, Animals, Nature, The Sweet Sound of Birds Singing, hope, music, laughter, sunshine  
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