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#127925 - 08/25/06 09:38 PM there's nothing like an animal
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when human relations seem so complex

and life is seeming real down

there's nothing like

a squirrel, a bird - a dog or cat

to sit and relate to

to pet them

and see their face -

what they might be feeling

and how they love that they get that attention

the relationship is ever pretty clearly defined

refreshing

and so at ease making


they love that you talk to them

and i love giving them that too

it's so simple

and is so fulfilling to relate

to some warm

friendly

easy going creature who

just responds

and validates


that

'ah that feels so good' -

'it is good to sit here isn't it?'

as if that's what they are saying

or perhaps

there's just so much

ineffable

and un-express-able

thank god for that

just 'we are here together'

that is wonderful \:\)

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#127926 - 08/25/06 10:16 PM Re: there's nothing like an animal
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#127927 - 08/26/06 12:00 AM Re: there's nothing like an animal
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This is a really sweet post Mark and one I totally agree with. I have 2 cats and a dog now and I don't know what I would do without the peace and joy they bring to me. No matter what may be happening in my life those furry little creatures will cuddle with me and be happy to be with me.

Trish

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#127928 - 08/26/06 11:53 PM Re: there's nothing like an animal
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Mark,

A very cool observation. Pets so often seem to give us their complete devotion, or at least relate to us in an utterly simple and uncomplicated way. How refreshing when we are worn out from the complexities, ambiguities and perils of human relationships!

Much love,
Larry

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