The animals and I

Remember the cat family I found shivering in the cold, or the lost cat I found last summer? Things like that happen to me all the time.
When I lived in Rome there were these two baby birds that fell down from their nest right on my doorstep. They couldn’t fly yet, and their mother had no way of saving them. So, naturally, I had to care for them before they were big enough to fly, which took several weeks. There are many more stories like these, eventually I will tell you more of them.

I don’t know why this keeps happening to me. It’s not like I’m constantly on the look-out for poor, abandoned animals, but they just keep appearing when I least expect it. I don’t enjoy taking care of them (it’s not so easy all the time) and I always wish that somebody else would have found them before I did. When I see an animal in need, I have to help it. Never mind that I don’t have the time or the space, or that I don’t own an aquarium or a bird cage – I’ll think of something! I just can’t not do it.
Often it’s very stressful taking care of these animals. Sometimes I wish I could just ignore them and leave them be, but I can’t.

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11 Responses to The animals and I

  1. TA says:

    Once, I found a baby chicken in my front yard! I don’t live too far from farms, but I don’t know how it found its way to my neighborhood! I gave it to my cousins who live on a farm and they still have it a few years later!!


  2. L’echarpe est super chouette! J’adore!!!:)
    Angela Donava

  3. Какие вы хороооошие!))

  4. Julia says:

    Ты невероятно замечательная девушка! ;)

  5. Ksenia says:

    Потрясающая фотография, такая добрая!

  6. Robert says:

    Our animals have always been rescues. Presently it is two dogs and two cats. By grown kids have rescues as well. I believe that if I can only have one piece of information about a person it would be how they treat animals.

  7. Robert says:

    A little over a year ago my wife found a very young, skinny and beat up mother cat and four newborn kittens in the hedge outside her office. Her co-workers stood around wondering what to do. Being a woman of action, she brought all five home and they took over the guest bedroom. We found two very good homes each of whom took two of the kittens. Knowing that no one would take the mother, we knew we had to keep her. She has turned into a beautiful and very affectionate cat. Since she was too young to be having kittens, I named her Bristol after Bristol Palin.

    • Antonia says:

      What a brave woman! You’re a wonderful family. It really warms my heart and somehow calms me to know that there are people like you out there.

      I had to look up Bristol Palin:)

  8. Araceli says:

    I think that says a lot about your great big heart.

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