I fly for the animals. As you can see, there's an animal on the end of the wing of the plane. Recently, on a flight to L.A. I flew with a racoon. I'm on my way to Tucson and the Arctic Fox is staring at me.
Frontier is my new favorite airline. Considering my disdain for flying, at least I've got the animals to keep me company, and calm my nerves. Well, sort of.
I'm obsessed with animals. Every kind. Wild and domestic. Feathers and fur. Dolphins and whales and brook trout and beavers. They all grace this earth for one reason or another. Our cats bring such joy and companionship to our home. For those of you who have a furry feline purring in your ear right now, you now what I'm talking about.
The blue spruce in our yard houses a nest of great horned owls. Their hooting is music to my ears, and their pellets? Well, those are gifts the leave for me in the yard.
Our bird feeder is quite popular with sparrows, and sparrow hawks, blue jays, colorful finch's, cedar wax wings, mourning doves, and my personal favorite, the black capped chickadee. They are curious and friendly little birds. Early in the morning I wake to the sweet song of the robin.
The other day, a wild turkey took a nap under our neighbor's dogwood tree. Later on, I watched him get up and continue down the street. It's not such a rare sight to have deer passing through the neighborhood either. Bucks come down from the mountain during hunting season. They are aware of what month it is on the calendar.
Then there's the antelope. Wyoming has more antelope than people, and they are an icon of the state. They are one of the fastest animals, running 45mph! Their eyes are huge and beautiful. In fact, the largest eyes vs. body weight of any mammal in north America.
Those are some of the creatures I'm fortunate to see from day to day. I feel a connection and dedication to the animals, in whatever way I can. So, in a way, I live for the animals, too.
I wonder, do you feel a connection to animals? If so, in what way?