A few of us from Write Tribe were chatting one day about our love for animals – animals we’ve loved and pets who have kept us through the years! That’s when we decided to dedicate a post to our animal love!
Today we invite you to add your posts (old or new) in which you talk about animals, share your pet stories, etc.
Animal Love #WritingWednesdays
Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky. - John GroganClick To Tweet
Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky. – John Grogan
I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals. – Gary Larson
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. – Alfred A. Montapert
Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” –Martin Buber
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.” –Milan Kundera
“I call my horses ‘divine mirrors’—they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.” –Allan Hamilton
“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.” –Pam Brown
Famous Writers and Their Pets
There’s nothing better than settling down with a good book, all curled up in your favorite chair with your beloved cat. Or dog. Or chicken. Whatever your species of choice, there’s a reason that most dedicated readers and writers love pets. Maybe they want a companion for their long, solitary work. Maybe they want someone cuddly, who won’t easily bore of their endless ruminating on adverb choice. Either way, many famous writers were devoted to their furry or feathered friends. Read more about 10 Famous Authors And The Pets That Inspired Their Work
Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals
On October 4, people all over the world will be celebrating the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s customary that in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures, animals are led to churches for a special ceremony called the “Blessing of the Animals.” Every year, millions of animals are blessed by priests in a ceremony that touches the hearts of most of those in attendance.
Franciscan Animal Blessings For All Animals
Blessed are you, Lord God,
maker of all living creatures.
On the fifth and sixth days of creation,
you called forth fish in the sea,
birds in the air, and animals on the land.
You inspired St. Francis to call all animals
his brothers and sisters.
We ask you to bless this animal.
By the power of your love,
enable [him or her] to live according to your plan.
May we always praise you
for all your beauty in creation.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.