Tag Archives: children and pets

I’m So Glad I Grew Up with Animals

“Happy birthday to you.  Happy birthday to you. You look like a blah-blah… And you smell like one, too!” I remember hearing and singing this ditty as a young child with my friends, then, laughing and chasing each other around in fun. The ironic thing is, I probably did often smell like some kind of […]

Can I Have One, Please!

Many parents have heard the urgent pleadings of their children, who have become ecstatic, in the blissful hopes of having a pet of their very own, to love and cherish. No thoughts of emptying clumps from dirty litter boxes, nor of bathing a muddy pooch, nor even of mucking out a smelly stall, can mar […]

What Children and Animals Can Teach Us

Children can teach us how to love freely.  Animals are often quite accepting of those very different from themselves.   Baby humans AND baby animals have great value!    Dogs can teach us about unconditional love and forgiveness.    Even animals know that bonding with someone else makes life worth living. Both children AND animals know […]

The Bond Between Children and Animals

Our loving God created companions for us, with personalities…and completely unfeigned affections… . Their fur and feathers, purrs whinnies, yips and coos, soothe and comfort us, deep within our loneliest recesses. And their unconditional love mirrors to us the love of God! Music hath charms to soothe… Lost in thought, with a friend Ah, girls […]