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My Thoughts My Peace My Serenity My Pets

Updated on June 6, 2012
My Two Favorite People at Two Years Old My Dad and Rocks
My Two Favorite People at Two Years Old My Dad and Rocks | Source
Sugarfoot, Me, and the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
Sugarfoot, Me, and the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
My Horse Flick, Charlie, and Me Several Years Later
My Horse Flick, Charlie, and Me Several Years Later

Everyone Needs Some Peace and Serenity Sometimes

At times we all feel as if the whole world is crashing in on us, for whatever reason. It's as if there's no relief in sight, at which time we begin to scramble our thoughts and look for that moment of peace and serenity wherever we can find it, which oddly enough for so many of us is with our pets.

Some of us do it through a power greater than ourselves and through prayer. While others need nothing more than to talk it over with a friend or counselor to seek advice. Then there are those that just drink or drug it away for however long they need that time to get out of the living hell they are in, not realizing it's still there when the high or drunk is over and sometimes worse. There is also a large group growing of people that do it through exercise stating it gives them strength and empowerment to make it through whatever life has served them. Of course we can't forget about meditation, massage therapy, martial arts, crafts, gardening, yoga, and numerous other activities that gives us that inner feeling of peace and no matter what is dealt to us, it's all going to be OK.

Buster Arguing With Onyx the Pig Over the Mud Puddle

Buddy and the Baby Pigs When They Were Smaller

Bam Bam Growing Up

Talk About  a Feeling of Peace, Joy and Serenity Try Bottle Feeding a Deer
Talk About a Feeling of Peace, Joy and Serenity Try Bottle Feeding a Deer

Gemini Coming Out of the Rain The New Deck and View of Wildlife Preserve

First Time on the Patio While I Clean Up Their Playpen/Bed
First Time on the Patio While I Clean Up Their Playpen/Bed

Then There's That Bond, That Peace, That Serenity That Can be Found Nowhere Else But With Our Pets

There are those of us, myself included, that find that unmistakable serenity and peace with our pets. I don't understand how it works and personally don't care, I just know that it works. You can say it's the unconditional love that they give you or the acceptance of who you are and what you've done without criticism or demeaning comments, or is it possible that some of that peace and serenity inside of them comes through to us through energy and spirit.

When does it begin? I expect at an early age when we begin telling our troubles and woes to our cats, dogs, birds, turtles, and many other numerous pets we come to love as our family. They reach that deep seeded love that few others can reach no matter how hard they try.

One of my dogs just had pups a few weeks ago as you can see in the pictures now that their eyes and ears are open they like to be petted and loved on. I was holding one close yesterday and noticed a smell that I hadn't thought of in probably 20 years. It was the smell of puppy breath. It's odd because I was trying to think of a way to describe it, or something else it smelled like and there was nothing. It immediately took me back to when I was a child and my first puppies Rocks, (I have no idea why we called him that) and Sugarfoot (having white on just one paw an appropriate name). I thought about how I used to talk to him, (Sugarfoot) about school, my parents when they would fight, when I had done something that I and others were proud of and we would go out and play to celebrate.. They knew my inner most secrets and were sworn to secrecy, (as if they had a choice). I think if my parents wouldn't have killed me I would have made Sugarfoot my blood brother, a task of making a little prick in your finger and sharing the blood, which was the ultimate friendship in those days.

Then as I got older it branched out to horses and going swimming with them in the lake or sleeping in the stall or barn waiting for a baby foal to be born. It was a nice ride in the pastures to see nature at it's finest, before we made them into shopping centers, condos, or parking lots.

Now all it takes is puppy breath or watching Buster play with the baby wild pigs, or my horses sharing food with them (except Gemini and he's stingy with food) It's the dogs chasing them before it's going to rain, or Gemini getting out of the rain and wanting to help me build stalls or paint. Don't laugh he actually comes and steals my hammer or paint sheet wanting to help as seen in the video It's watching a wild baby skunk willing to come that close to you and take food out of your hand without spraying because they don't know any better. It's watching a baby dear grow up that you've bottle fed every four hours for months and still be able to pet him as if he was a month old, (unusual with males). It's watching the dogs stare at me when they know it's past my bed time as if to say, come on you know you need your sleep, or come over and lay their head on me when I'm upset and crying as if to say it will all be OK . They know me like no other even though they don't understand what's really going on. They sense the turmoil, the joy, that she needs a play break when I've been on the computer for hours or cleaning house.

They are cherished far beyond their passing and remembered sometimes as if it was yesterday. It's as if that peace and serenity cannot be found other than in the spiritual form here on earth They bring to us a multitude of passion and joy that all to often some choose to forget.

So remember your pets and the joy, peace, and serenity they have given you in life and give your current pet a little extra play time today just to let them know you still care.

Have an incredible day and have you hugged your pet today?

Inspired By

Just to let you know this hub was inspired by two hubs that were written by terrific writers I follow and ones you really ought to take a look at.

The first is by Peggy W about her mother rescuing Angie the cat with awesome picture and the second by Eiddwen called On White Horses which is also an awesome poem with great pictures. I apologize for not having a link to the White Horses hub, but it appears Eiddwen has removed all of her hubs/poems from Hubpages and moved on the better things.

Just click on the highlighted text to go to either one you'll be glad you did.

Where do you find your peace and serenity?

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      Charlu 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi HealthyPetNetwork

      Thank you for taking the time to share and your kind comments. My pets and I are connected at the hip as my friends would say. They are my life and the start and finish of everyday and I wouldn't have it any other way Thanks again and if that is a website I am going to have to check it out for I will be in need of a great puppy food very soon. Take Care

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      HealthyPetNetwork 7 years ago

      Wonderful hub. I couldnt agree more, our pets are our babies. They give us peace, serenty and the love we need. Great Pictures. Thank you very much!

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      marellen 7 years ago

      Charlu...Love your hub and all the pics and videos. Nice job. I also did a hub on my special pets too. Their is nothing like them in the world. No judgment, it doesn't matter how you look they still love you no matter what.

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      Charlu 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Movie Master It is a pleasure to meet you, and I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. From horses to pigs and skunks they all think they are dogs or human one. They are always by my side. The puppies are so sweet and are developing there own personalities which is so easy to become attached too. Thanks for your time and wonderful comment and I love your avatar. Take care and talk to you soon

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      Movie Master 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Charlu, really pleased to meet you, I so enjoyed reading this and can relate to your words, sometimes we experience relationsships with our pets that really are very special, I love the photo of the pups!

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      Sueswan 7 years ago

      Charlu, hugs to you and your beautiful animals. :-)

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      Charlu 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Sueswan Thank you so much for your time and sharing your wonderful story of you and Beau. It's funny I can be mad at the world or ready to explode and 3 seconds with any of them and I'm at peace and so serene once again. Thanks again for your wonderful story and I'm glad your better. Take care and talk to you soon

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      Sueswan 7 years ago

      Hi Charlu,

      What a beautiful hub. I love the pictures too.

      I agree with Memories1932 that animals make this world a better place.

      I don't have a pet of my own but I have a four legged nephew .

      He loves when I visit because I am his playmate. He doesn't want to play with my sister. It's just me and him. It's our special time.

      A while back I was sick and had not visited in awhile. My mom called and said Beau wanted to call you. He had been sitting at the kitchen table staring at the phone. I don't remember if it was my mom or sister but one of them said, "Maybe he wants to call Susan." That's what he wanted because he still calls me. "Hold on, Beau wants to speak with you." " Hi Beau, are you being a good boy.?" Then I can hear a big slobbery kiss when he licks the receiver. He is a pure joy.

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      Charlu 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Peggy

      Thank you for being so inspiring and your valuable time. Although I use several of the methods mentioned as you said there is nothing like my connection with my pets and critters. Thanks again for your time comments and votes. Talk to you soon

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Charlu,

      I'm honored by your words. Thanks! You are so right in that pets can take care of us like no other person or thing can. All the other ways of achieving serenity are well and good but there is nothing quite like the love of a pet! Up, useful and beautiful!

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      Charlu 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Memories You can tell animal and nature lovers even by their writing which is why I follow you and Beauregard, an excellent writer for a K9. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and valuable time. I also wish you all the best in life of what truly matters and appreciate your following more than words can express. Take care of you and Beauregard and talk to you soon

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      Memories1932 7 years ago

      What an awesome hub. I love the videos and pictures. Animals are truly beautiful and they make the world a better place. I find peace and serenity in nature and animals. I love to feed and watch the squirrels and all the birds that visit my yard. It's funny to see a tiny little bird looking up at the door waiting for some food. Of course what I love most is being with my beautiful Border Collie Beauregard. I think he has respect for nature and other animals as well. Most dogs will chase squirrels and other small animals but he never chases them or bothers them in any way. From one animal lover to another, wishing you all the best life has to offer. Take care!


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