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4 October 2003 ... Animals!

Happy World Animal Day!

October 4th is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi and is also designated World Animal Day. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

And October 2nd is the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi. It's also World Farm Animal Day.


This morning I had an apple for breakfast and I had split a quarter for the guinea pigs. They both love apples.

Tegan ate about half of her slice and then wandered off. When Tess finished her bit, I gave her the rest of Tegans. Tegan wanders back and I tell her, "Tess is eating your apple." Tegan says "What?!" and goes over to Tess and steals back her bit of apple. bahaha.

Critter Quotes!

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
-- Thomas Edison

A Robin Red breast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
-- William Blake

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
-- Carl Sagan

God regarded the south wind with pleasure, and decided to make of it a creature. "Condense," He said to the wind, and the first horse sped across the earth.
-- Legend of the Arabian horse

The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail.
-- Rabindranath Tagore

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body is different.
-- Hippocrates

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