Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Foley Monster's Message From Animals to Humans

Members of the human race please come in and be seated.  Everyone move to the center make room for the latecomers.  Thank you.  Now settle down.

You may be wondering why my dog friends, cat friends, horses, cows, pigs, rodents, goats, sheep, all manner of birds, lizards, fishes and I have asked you here today.  I will sum it up in one sentence.  This is our planet as much as yours so stop screwing it up.

Last week a couple of underachieving losers set off a bomb in Boston, a city my sister Pocket and I have visited several times.  The bomb was planted near the library where we have walked.   It is not far from the Boston Common where there are squirrels, ducks, chipmunks and other tree dwelling friends.  There are many birds who fly between the skyscrapers and seagulls who come ashore for the food.

The Lord gave us all different gifts, but he gave the most to you, and one of the gifts he gave to you is us.  We all serve you.  Some of us comfort you, some of us provide you hunting for sport, some of us feed you, some of us keep the delicate ecosystem in balance so the weather doesn’t become too crazy and the land continues to provide you with food.  

And it’s true that you do a lot for us, feeding us, keeping us healthy, giving us a dry place to sleep, and we don’t hold it against you when you slaughter about 75 percent of us for meat or sport.  Honestly there isn’t much we hold against you.  We like you.  But there is one small thing we would like you to do.

Stop acting like you own the world.  You don’t.  It doesn’t belong to any of us.  We are all on this Earth taking a journey to what will hopefully be a better place.  You must think of it that way.  As if this planet is just a train or a plane, taking you somewhere you want to be, and you are just one passenger among many others.  You wouldn’t just blow up the train or plane would you?

Oh wait, yeah, you would
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We in the animal world are not without sin.  We fight, we kill, he make unwanted sexual advances, but we do it one on one.  Us dogs may not like squirrels but we don’t try to kill a bunch of squirrels at one time, we just go after one particular squirrel.  Only humans try to wipe out hundreds, thousands, millions of their enemies at one swoop.

So please stop, think, consider.  Yes you got the big brains and the opposable thumbs.  You make the money, you actually own pieces of land that we share  But you don’t own the air, the sea, the wind, the planet.  And you don’t get to disturb it with your big bombs, your rivers of blood, the screams of the anguished, it’s not yours.  It’s ours.

And since you are the only creature who shares this Earth that have needlessly thought of reasons to ruin it please think of all of us before you do it.  

Because the world does not belong to you.  It belong to.....
                   
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
God made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;--

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.                        
                   
                   
                                        
Cecil Frances Alexander









5 comments:

  1. Yep, humans should listen to us and stop being so STUPID!!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. We agree with Scotsmad. We had our marathon last Sunday and so many Londoners came out to show support for Boston even Prince Harry. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Well said! Someone needs to tell it like it is.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  5. I wish all peeps were as good as ours...

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