I've received a few emails and phone calls this week asking me if I was going to respond to some recent insinuations made about me (again!) on another blog. The answer is no. I am getting sick and tired of the histrionics of people who turn every challenge into a crisis and every inquiry into an accusation. And I feel bile rising when people accuse me of things I absolutely and definitely did not do. But energy spent defending oneself is energy taken away from other much more worthwhile and important endeavors. Negative energy is at least twice as exhausting and time consuming as positive energy. Quite simply, I don’t need it and I won’t engage in it.
And that is all I have to say about it. This blog is not about trashing people, and it is not about the politics of rescue. It is about the joy of life, of nature, of wildlife and companion animals. It is about the everyday experience of living life as it is meant to be lived – as stewards of the earth, as grounded, caring, appreciative, cooperative individuals who see the beauty of a morning sunrise and smile at the antics of a piggy or the royal attitude of a crippled deaf sheltie.
It is about the magic that makes life worthwhile, even when that magic involves a wee bit of fun and fantasy such as making piggies talk or imagining what is going on in a dog’s head. It is about loving life. And that I do. Love life, that is.
So, from this morning’s walk in the pasture, here are images of some of the joys that make my life worthwhile:
I almost didn't print this photo of Sadie in morning sunlight....until I noticed a certain sheltie nose right in the corner, enjoying the sunbeam teasing her nostrils. Now THAT made me smile!!
This one I call "The Missing Grasshopper". My pasture has tons of grasshoppers right now....and microseconds before I photographed this fluffy flower (called butterfly bush, I think?), there was a grasshopper perched on the top! Elusive little character!