The chinnies and I would like to give a very heartfelt Thank-you to all those who have made donations to help us continue in our efforts to care for chinchillas in need.
We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things connect. — Chief Seattle
Do Animals Have Souls?
No one can prove animals have souls. But if we open our heart to other creatures and allow ourselves to sympathize with their joys and struggles, we find they have the power to touch and transform us. There is an inwardness in other creatures that awakens what is innermost in ourselves. For ages people have known that animals have a balance and harmony we can learn from. "Ask the beasts, and they will teach you," counsels the Book of Job.
Can we open our hearts to the animals? Can we greet them as our soul mates, beings like ourselves who possess dignity and depth? To do so, we must learn to revere and respect the creatures who, like us, are a part of God's beloved creation, and to cherish the amazing planet that sustains our mutual existence. We must join in a biospirituality that will acknowledge and celebrate the sacred in all life. — Gary Kowalski
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful & loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. — Alfred A. Montapert