Just Like Us…

Animals seek companionship, once their needs for food, shelter and safety are met. Just like us. Yes, we’re unique—St. Thomas Aquinas called us animal-angel hybrids (although clearly fallen)–but not in our need for companionship. During times of isolation (like, say, a worldwide pandemic) all creatures hunger for companionship. Even the loners. Cats, both wild and domestic, are considered loners. And yet my little cat Misha interrupts me throughout the day to play, to show me stuff (she has an excellent imagination), and to get rubs. Companionship. All of us seek it, even from other species. “Birds of a feather” may “flock together,” but have you noticed how often they gather near other kinds of birds? Some animals even like to hang out with dangerous creatures, like sharks, alligators…and humans. Because that’s how we’re made. All of us.

“All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.”

~Cecil Frances Alexander

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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16 Responses to Just Like Us…

  1. Just loved this one, Mitch. Thanks.

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  2. I agree with you. Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing them✨

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  3. pamallnuttg says:

    so true! another uplifting post…thank you!

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  4. Beck says:

    Oh my goodness… I love this!

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  5. JMP traveler says:

    Basket full of Kittens for the win!!!

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  6. Beautiful post, Mitch. Thank you!

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  7. joyroses13 says:

    Absolutely love animals! God sure knew what He was doing when he made them! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Unicorn Dreaming says:

    Great collection of wonderful pictures.. thank you.. 😊

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  9. catsartpics says:

    The pictures you posted Mitch are really good and they touched my heart!
    I particularly liked the pic of the dog and the cheetah.

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  10. Pam says:

    I love it! So sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

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