In Defence Of Spiders

In Defence Of Spiders

Hugh – A Little Life Observed

In Defence Of Spiders – I walked out my kitchen door one evening in early September. It was a warm, muggy night – made a little less so by the recent rain shower. I paused in front of a spider’s web – coated with fine, glistening water droplets. It was intricate and lacey and lovely and it made me smile. The web was suspended from one of my hanging summer plants and anchored in a number of places along the top of my garden rocking chair. The creator of this magical web of spun silk was absent. I wondered what twist of fate had led this spider to spin his fragile web in such an open, unprotected space in my garden.

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Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 75

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink 75

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 75 – Iggy Oink would like you to know that pigs have a very simple message for all human peoples. If you did this every day – the world would be a much happier place for every one!

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Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 67

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink 67

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 67 – Iggy Oink would like to show human peoples just how sweet little piglets are and he wonders how you turn away and let us be killed so easily and so violently. Peoples need to learn a new way of being in the world – a kinder, more gentle way of living together. It is our home too – not just your world.

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It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions

It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions

 Everyone Has A Responsibility – Lions Belong To The World

It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions – Last week I published a piece by Orla Mannion – a young woman who lives in Ireland – and a very committed animal advocate. She is in the best possible company with Jacalyn Beales – the Canadian Representative for CACH. I am pleased to publish another post by Jacalyn with a powerful message to young people to get involved. These young women are proof positive that there is a coming to consciousness of the next generations – and not a moment too soon!

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Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 65

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink 65

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 65 – Iggy Oink would like to point out that human peoples believe that their babies deserve to be safe and warm and cherished. Mother pigs feel the same way. They are protective and caring. When they look at their piglets they feel “mother love”. The arrogance of the human species claims this love as unique to us and we are wrong.

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Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 54

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 54

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 54 – Iggy Oink is quite frankly exhausted from talking to you human peoples all week. He’s not even sure if you understand what he is saying and that is very frustrating. Sigh! So he has decided to write another poem and then come back next week and start all over again. As you know Iggy Oink does not work on the week-ends – this is a time for piggie play! 

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Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 51

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 51

Pig Tales by Iggy Oink – 51 – Iggy Oink sometimes has spare time on his little piggy hoofs so he was wondering what might happen if he decided to write a poem. There don’t seem to be a plethora (Iggy likes that word) – plethora – plethora – plethora – of pig poets so he is certain to be outstanding in his field. There might be more pig poets if peoples stopped eating us!

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