Hey Brutes And Bullies - You Will NOT Stop Our Innate Compassion! Ever!

>>  Sunday, October 2, 2011

Taking a break from the flexing (and vexing) of my personal bubble - - - Thought I'd switch gears to higher ground on what we all universally know --- Or should know: We are all connected...

The compassion we have for other animals is sacred...

Embracing this bond completes us...

And if you don't know these things... If you refuse to recognize the betrayal that culture has made you unwittingly a part of... If you are still using these precious beings for wants and whims... Ask yourself - When did you stop loving them?  And why?

Why would you let a bunch of fossilized non-thinkers indoctrinate you and deny you the most special friends you ever had?

Please return to your innate sense of justice and loving compassion...
Live Vegan


Harry October 3, 2011 at 2:27 PM  

Hi Bea

Thank you. Such powerful reminders of the bond we DO have, a bond so strong that the parents of young children brought to Avondale to 'see the animals' always marvel at how gentle the interactions are, whether those be between their children and young Thomas (one of Avondale's cats), 300kg+ Lucy pig, or very big, black, gentle Harley horse.

Your video - "Lucky to have our best friends" - is not only beautiful but timely: yesterday was the one year anniversary of Plato's moving over to be somewhere near the Rainbow Bridge. While all our family are immensely loved and death is, unfortunately, a part of life at Avondale and we accept departures as such, the loss of some family members tugs at the heartstrings that much more. Our beautiful boy rests where I can look out at him as I write this, my friend, my pal, my bud who came into my life at a tumultuous time and immediately set about becoming my best friend, caring brother, wise father and, in time, dependent son. Yes, for almost 15 years I was lucky to have him by my side. Now, I'm lucky to have those years forever - his love, his teachings - wherever I am.

Thank you.

CQ October 4, 2011 at 1:29 AM  

Not only did I watch all three videos you selected (created, in the latter case), but I found myself glued to some of your other videos, both ones I'd seen before (baby Tucker checking out the chickens) and ones new to me (baby Tucker and full-grown Backus at play).

Then, just when I thought I'd had quite enough cheer for the night, I found Harry's sweet note, telling us of Avondale's amazed visitors and of the timeliness of this blog in light of Plato's passing a year ago.

Harry, your extended Avondale family, whose members stretch from Tasmania to Tampa -- and I'm sure to Toronto and Timbuktu -- embrace you in honoring your best buddy's life. Truly, you live his love and teachings to the best of your ability, every day.

Thank you for another thought-filled, feeling-filled blog, Bea.

veganelder October 6, 2011 at 4:08 AM  

I'm one of the lucky ones who has connected with beings other than human for my whole life. I have a sister who, for whatever reason, has never "clicked" with our fellow animals. For those who don't connect, or don't choose to connect, as you noted...the simple concept of justice or fairness is certainly adequate grounds for them to promote and practice ethical veganism. Thank you.

Bea Elliott October 6, 2011 at 8:17 PM  

Hello Harry - I know the marking of time when you had to say goodbye to Plato must bring up countless good memories too! Sounds like he had the best life and companions any horse-person could want.

Same with your other family-friends. Harley, Lucy, Thomas and all have the rare privilege of human kindness. I am so glad that not all leave this earth without the gentle touch that man can (sometimes) extend.

Thank you for sharing your abundant love for them as it enriches us all!

Bea Elliott October 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

Hi CQ! Glad you enjoyed the uplift... Every now and then I too have to escape from some of the gloom and doom. It can be exhausting and is often futile.

I have to take this opportunity to note that Tucker came to us in part because of a post written by VeganElder...

It was a little over a year ago noting International Homeless Animal Day http://veganelder.blogspot.com/2010/08/homeless-animals.html And well... Within 24 hours of reading how urgent it is for waifs to find shelter - There was this litter of discards at a yard sale. The VeganElder sense and sentiment persuaded me that opening the door was right. We and Backus (and sometimes Teco and Touche') all agree!

What I find most amazing - And I think most everyone will agree, is that you think your life is filled... And just about perfect with who is part of your family. Then someone comes to you - quite by fluke, and within an instant you can't imagine ever being without their presence and their love...

Yes! This creature-bond makes everything expand from the best to even better! ;)

Bea Elliott October 6, 2011 at 9:30 PM  

That's really sad about your sister VE. I know people like that too...

My husband's family in particular stand out the most... His grandparents are gone now, but throughout their lives they never had a "pet". They were from a "farming" family and thought of "animals" as things to remain outdoors, away from and incapable of any pleasurable interaction.

Aside from utility, profit, or a commodity they never got the mutual benefit and exchange between species. I think when they met me, they almost thought it was "sinful" that I lavished love on my nonhuman family... Their loss. :/

Yes, you and I are the lucky ones! I think when you share your world with these magnificent others - You hold the ONLY rewards of human wealth. Any life without being generous to them, isn't worth much at all!

If only we could answer what makes it "click" for some - We'd have it all figured out. Thanks for being one of those special ones working to make it so.