The moment we stepped into the pet shops, our attention will always be captured by the kittens and puppies there as they are all adorable! In fact, these little ones are still very fragile at this stage, needing care and cuddle by parents. However, the merchants know that this is the most lovable stage for these pets, they will always launch these "merchandise" onto the market in a rush ignoring their needs. If you were to purchase these little ones at this time, then you are being swindled.
Have you ever thought about how the mothers gave birth to these kittens and puppies? Have you ever imagined the kind of living they have gone through in order to satisfy the money-making intention of the merchants? Have you ever considered these little ones you bought may have recessive genetic disease? Are you willing to know the truth? Or do you think you are spending a few thousand dollars for something you can play with and abandon when you get tired of? If you truly have such thoughts, may I urge you to revisit the meaning of life and find out the very fundamental of existence.
However, I still believe that there are many animal-caring people who may not know the brutal operation of these pet shops and purchase pets from them, and yet indirectly harming the life of the mother dogs and cats.
There is no doubt that buy and sell activities in fair trade are common in today's commercial society, but who would give mercy to these poor mother dogs and cats which lives were exploited to make money for the merchants?
"God brings every little life into this world with a blessing, they are free to enjoy the best of life, and the right to live well does not only limit to human beings, it shall include all sentient beings, and therefore, the birth of life shall come as natural as the nature calls."
Sadly, human beings often exploit life for the purpose of making profits. Breeding farms are like living hells on earth for animals, animals are being locked up in small cages, giving birth to little lives over and over again until eventually losing their own.
The role of the mother, regardless in the world of human or animal beings, shall deserve all the respects and care. Life shall never be trampled to fulfil selfish desires as this is the most ruthless form of devastation to life. The birth of life shall come with all the warmest blessings, but when animals are brought to these living hells on earth and turned into delivery machines, they lose not only their dignity but also feelings; with their life being extended for continual delivery, their pain gets extended as well, unfortunately and endlessly.
It is all because of love, animals come to this world to protect human beings like angels. Yet people, often blinded by monetary gains, ignore the beauty of love from these animals and even send them to the verge of despair, making more and more sentient beings on earth suffer, and the situation has now gone way too far off from the beauty and goodness of human nature.
We have to learn to feel the pain of others before we can feel love, and life without love is desolate. We must be willing to commit to life and treasure the arrival of every new life;then we will be able to understand what life is all about and the real meaning of living.
I always think "living the beauty and goodness of life" is one of the lessons human beings need to learn, and these little animals are god's gift to help us achieve our learning. Therefore, take a moment to unwrap and unveil the truth of what's happening, feel with your heart the helplessness undergone by these little ones, start your rescue effort and you can then fully and truly live your life in love.
Before you make the decision to have a pet, think twice about whether you can give them a permanent home. If the answer is yes, please do not buy from pet shops! Consider adopting one from the animal adoption organizations as there are lovely pets out there awaiting your companion to explore the beauty and goodness in life!
A lot of people understand LOVE on a superficial level. However, you will never see animals withholding their love to you, regardless of your age or looks, whether you are healthy or sick, or with disability, their love is unconditional with dedication. With their short life span, they give you all their love.
Every day you go to work, go out at night and have fun, and then you go home and just fall asleep. For pets, they walk you out every day, waiting for you to come home, wanting to play with you and safe guarding you while you are asleep. This is pretty much what they do with their life, everything is about YOU! In return, the food you give them, your appreciation, kisses and hugs are all they have.
LOVE in human sometimes can be very complicated. Before investing in LOVE, there is a lot of calculation to see if it is worthwhile? Animals do not have this mind set. They are direct without any condition, you see their LOVE through their eyes, their joyous expression on their face when looking at you.
Unfortunately, some pets are being abandoned by their owner. It leaves psychological effect to their rest of their life with abandonment. People discarded them as if they are just a piece of furniture; the owner never knows how much their pet misses them regardless what they did to them.
As an animal communicator, I have had a lot of contacts with many abandoned animals. You can feel the bitterness in their heart, broken and lonely. Even after so many years, you can still feel the sorrow in their life.
I cannot help thinking, why would God make such arrangement of having animals accompany human? What do we need to learn from these animals?
"Love in animals is very pure, it is very different from human. In fact, love has always been simple, just the human made it complicated. If human can learn from animals by looking at their attitude and behaviour, human will not have so much suffering in life. The eight tribulations for human are: Suffering of birth, old age, sickness, death, being apart from loved ones, being together with the despised one, not getting what one wants, and the flourishing of the Five Skandhas. These are the root cause of human sufferings. In animals, they only have loyalty and a pure heart for the owner or partner.
In the animal world, they have different ways to handle their feelings, for example, with birds; most of them only have one partner. It is something very different in human world, we tied our marriage by law, in fact, our trust in love has long been gone. There is no law in bird's world, but they can stay with each other for the whole lifetime. In dog's world, although it may not have one single partner, they are willing to give their heart and loyalty to their master. We should learn from the animal world and their purest heart. Human is born with LOVE, however, it has been complicated by the secular infection so we hide our true love; no one is willing to open up their heart to love, with the fear of being hurt and afraid of the pain.
Animals' selfless love shows us the clear definition and example of true love. If we could see and feel their LOVE, we will be able to benefit and learn from them. We are all part of the nature and this Universe; there is no differentiation of you and me. The Universe is yours, but it is not human-exclusive. If you see the LOVE in animals, you will be able to see it in you; this is also the blessing of God to humans.
When you know how to appreciate and love the plants and trees of the world, you will know what love is. We have been searching for LOVE in our lifetime, just take a moment to look at LOVE in animals, try to understand, you will slowly take off your mask, revealing your true-self and experience this world full of love. Remember, you have LOVE with you at all time, you might just have it hidden somewhere. Remember, loving the animals means loving yourself, it also means the love of God. '
February, a month of expressing love. Let's love all the animals and the people in this world and tell them "I love you!"
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."- Unknown