Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?

I once had a couple of birds (I believe they are parakeets in grey-blue, yellow and green colours) my ex-let them out in the middle of the winter during one of his episodes. He flushed my goldfish (the contents of my whole aquarium in fact) in the toilet as well. My son had two cats named Dulce and Snooze. Their story you can read here. We had giant rabbits I remember. I didn’t know that they can turn the entire lawn brown by just urinating on the grass. They consume everything in sight too. In the end, my ex-took out their eyes out and let them bled to death hanging on the washing line. He cooked and ate them afterwards. Which reminds of the time he gassed kittens in a ton at the back of his truck and told my son he brought them to the animal shelter. An appealing guy my ex. A real sweetheart. And oh, my son brought a yellow baby duck one time from the fare. I blinked and when I opened my eyes the cute fluffy bird was gone and in its place, there was this huge male duck that devoured plants and swallowed fish from the pond. My ex-decided to let it loose in the canal somewhere. Devastated, my son put a green bow around his neck to differentiate him from the other ducks. I wondered what happened to that bird.

I guess I don’t need to explain further why I decided not to have pets again. Too much good memories…


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      1. The word karma is used without really understanding. It is a concept from hinduism and buddhism. In western physics, Boyle’s law states, every action has an equal and opposite action. Thus too in the metaphysical sense. What we do is measured out for the next life. As lessons to be learned and the starting point for that life. The universe is huge – Maya. Maya is a type of illusion. For the centre of the universe is where it is observed from. … Us, our brain and heart. Is the centre of the universe for each being.

        It would be best if you read wiser words than mine?
        There is plenty of info out there.

        By asking a search engine like google or whatever. Try asking about karma, dharma and maya? Combined, then each term separately. There is never any shame to asking questions. For how else are we to learn? Remember, God is in your heart and God has no religion. Cheers Jamie.


      2. I am a keen observer, a good listener and an eager learner. I appreciate the info and will look on it this evening when I’m free. Thanks for enlightening me. Life is a never ending learning process.

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