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post #1 of 5 Old 11-03-2010, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone feel like animals make your whole day brighter?

I'm 19 years old, and I can't rememeber a time in my short life that I haven't had at least a few animals and was begging for more.
I'm a sophomore at university, live in the town I was raised in and still live at home . I HATE college. I don't have any friends, though I've tried ot make some, and maybe one day it will work. i just don't have many of the same priorities my fellow students have. I see no point in getting my nails done, or usually putting on makeup. I shop at walmart and eBay. I see no point in expensive clothes, or trying to go to parties, or talking about guys incessantly. Some are very nice girls, but I don't understand them. I like cars. Especially my own (okay, okay, truck). And animals. Those are my priorities beyond work, grades and family.
I feel like even when my whole day has gone like %%^&% and I'm lonely (which is often), my animals make it better. My dog doesn't judge me if I don't have makeup on.She just wants to climb on my bed or go hiking. My cat doesn't sneer at my cowboy boots like the girl who sits in front of me in anthro (heck the cat is more interested in trying to climb in the fridge to raid it). And all my chickens...They could care less about me but so entertaining!
Sure, I'll admit I find all kinds of creative excuses in my head why I dont want to water them right now, or clean a kennel, or blow dry a wet chicken, but in the end, doing those things for them makes way more of a difference then other day to day crap, like small talk with people.
I feel like my critters can make me smile on my worst day. They dont expect eye contact and a handshake and nice clothes. They don't require I talk to them to get a message across, just body language and patience: they just expect consistancy.
I know I'm just rambling and should be asleep right now..Just wondered if anyone else would like to ramble with me about how animals make the day go faster, and brighter, and make you feel a sense of fulfillment in day to day stuff?
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-03-2010, 07:42 AM
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I'm like you even tho I'm 20yrs older than you. My only friends are my animals but that's just fine with me. They know when you are happy, know how to make you smile when you don't feel like it. They are there for hugs when your down. Like you said, they don't judge you for the things you wear. You seem depressed tho, and just so you know, I understand. Can still be lonely but maybe things will change for you unless you are perfectly happy the way you are?
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-03-2010, 07:57 AM
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Yep that's my horse, I don't have a whole lot of friends, just a few that treat me good. But I've found that animals are kinda like a psychiatrist, they make your mind feel better cause you can rant to them about anything and they won't care or get annoyed.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-03-2010, 09:16 AM
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My animals do make my day worthwhile. I find I enjoy their company a lot more than peoples most of the time. And they to could care less about what I'm wearing or if I have makeup on. As long as I take care of them and respect them they are quite happy with me and I find that more worthwhile than what I have to put up with in school lol.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-03-2010, 10:35 AM
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Animals have always played a very important role in my life. As a young girl I was always bringing home "strays" (many had flea collars and tags on them and were very well fed/cared for ) and begged to keep them.

I cried countless times into my cat or dogs fur and they patiently stayed there for me to do so. When I was down, a good walk of the dog would brighten my outlook. When I was bored, a "flea safari" kept me busy for hours (remember, this was way before frontline or any of the many other products out there now).

Their acceptance of who I was , flaws and all, was a constant. Their willingness to forgive me for forgetting to groom them, feed them on time ect... was ever present.

The animals that have been part of my life have left their prints in my soul. I am who I am, in part , because of the lessons they have taught me and continue (at my ole age) to teach me.

My mare T is teaching me acceptance with grace and dignity over things that are beyond our control. No raging or cursing, no drama. Just acceptance for what it will be. To enjoy what is right in front of you, like a wonderfully sunny day to soak up. I am often times humbled by these magnificent creatures.

For me, this world would be lacking greatly without these beautiful creatures.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".
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