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April 19, 2014

Looking Back: Animals are amazing creatures and far from dumb


That I can’t seem to fathom. Science was not one of my strong points, but I try. In fact I’m still learning how to use the CD along with all the other pluses on my computer. (Intellectually designed?)

One evening, several weeks ago, I glanced out the back door to see a fluffy raccoon munching on the cat kibbles that we had left on our back porch for the visiting neighboring felines. Mr. Coon was daintily scooping up a few morsels at a time with his little fingered paws. He then placed them in his mouth to munch away. There was no messing around, no sloppiness or woofing his food down and no talking with his mouth full. 

Now I ask you: How long did it take us to teach our children table manners? 

Dumb animals?

I remember the many lessons learned when young, which we passed on to our children — especially so when it came to taking care of our pets. Responsibility is taught and the seriousness of respecting life is most paramount. It is wonderful to know our Creator’s love in giving us such a variety in all of Earth’s creations.

Even the lowly polliwogs we caught when we were so young were given the needed care.

It was so interesting to see frogs being developed from a gilled round head with a long flat tail. Absolutely fantastic!

Many a springtime we delighted in wading into the neighboring pond to scoop up those jelled frogs eggs in one of our mother’s Mason jars. We took our proud catch home to nurture in an aquarium and were fascinated to watch little legs grow, a tail disappear and then we had tiny frogs that needed lots of flies. There weren’t too many flying bugs to catch that time of early spring so we took our little hoppers back to their mommies. It was a great time of life to be young and learn all about how an Almighty God provided so much for us to enjoy.

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