fdelano Posted January 19, 2013 Share Posted January 19, 2013 A friend who lives in the outback hills of Jewell Hollow has several dogs, who, one at a time, just showed up. They were welcomed and fed and taught the rules of living there. He did not invite the dogs, nor would he turn them away, each different in manners. No preparations were made for the unexpected lodgers, but their company enriched his life. They all know who is in charge. One who lives in the woods, knows the value of a family member always on the alert, ready to sound the alarm of visitors, welcome, or those with evil intent. My friend is well- armed, a realist who protects his own. I welcome and feed birds, especially the little hummers that sip at the sugar teat. No doubt, dogs and birds do not feel thankful to their benefactors. Why should they? They never asked anyone to live with them. Birds at the feeder remain wary and take wing when their personal space is invaded, as do all creatures. They have no awareness of bringing pleasure to the creature who cannot refuse to always restock the thistle seeds. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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