Nothing has taught me how to be compassionate like caring for animals. Adopting Ricky, Lucy and Bubbles has shown me the importance of treating animals like equals and providing them with all of the comforts that I would like to have for myself and my daughter. Watching how they are with one another has demonstrated to me that they are far more sophisticated, loving, kind and intelligent than most humans imagine. The most touching thing I've observed is the way Ricky and Lucy treat Bubbles, the kitten in the middle. He arrived on Halloween to our home because my sister @j.muahx noticed he'd been abandoned. He was only weeks old and couldn't even eat solid food yet. The two older cats, Ricky and Lucy, are siblings and after only a week or two they started treating him like their own kitten. They began grooming him and were patient with his playfulness towards them. In return, he began grooming them and curling up to take naps with each of them as if they were his parents. It was admirable, noticing how these cats learned to treat one another as family even though they weren't blood related... Something humans still struggle with. If animals are able to relate to one another like this, there is no excuse for the way humans choose to treat one another and members of other species. Observing and relating to these cats has only strengthened my commitment to a plant-based diet... There's no reason to harm animals. We must learn from them, not hurt them.
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Momma, whatcha doin'? Can I watch da birdies in your magic block?
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So this is my feral kitty compound 🐈. The big brown thing is an outdoor pet igloo with an insulated blanket and a tarp wrapped around it. A dear fellow cat lady donated the 2 rubber bins with straw inside to keep them warm. Usually all of them sleep in the igloo together so I hope I don't acquire any foxes like I did last year. I did notice the kitten's dad hanging with the rest of the crew so I'm glad. I have 4 cats in my colony again. It's always 4. Charlie was one of them but he's inside with us now. Then along came Angel, the dilute torti kitten. My 2nd black cat disappeared months ago and it broke my heart but then came Angel's dad. I thought he was her mom when I trapped him but the vet said he had balls. 🤷♀️ #cats#catsofinstagram#instacat#instakitty#kittycat#feral#catmom#wildcats#free#rescue#adoptdontshop#dontshopadopt#feedaferalcat
I am uncomfortable.
I’m not posting this for any reason other than to give myself a starting point. This is very hard for me to post. We see all these amazing transformations... what about the setbacks? This is a few of the most stressful social work weeks of my life. This is homeless families calling me, crying and begging for help I just couldn’t give. This is losing sleep over finding emergency shelter for clients. This is coworkers having meltdowns and offering all of my unwavering support. This is pizza and fast food without any planning. This is taking on everyone else’s burden, and abandoning my own wellbeing. This is a new beginning, solely because I’m choosing it to be.
It’s ok to be uncomfortable. It’s ok to forgive yourself. “Falling off the wagon” doesn’t mean anything... as long as you get back up. There’s no finish line- just a journey with inevitable ups and downs. I have a team that is by my side, a meal plan that doesn’t restrict any foods, a 6 week program that uses 1 piece of equipment, and the dedication to pick myself back up. And yes, you can too.
If you feel uncomfortable, let’s change it. Together. All you have to do... is decide.