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Love Knows no bounds

Updated on November 1, 2012

Animals express pure love

Yes, that's so true. Animals express pure love, and most of the times, with greater intensity than human beings. Some days back I got some excellent stuff in my mail box which I thought of sharing with you. For a change I'm not going into lengthy details; let the pictures and the video convey the underlying message. Someone has rightly said.."Actions speak louder than words". Animals do it all without having to utter those three (hypocritical) words. Hypocritical? I can see the eyebrows raised. Well, how many times do we really mean our words when we look into the eyes of our partner and say it in a gentle whisper..."I love you", On the contrary, animals mean what they show.

When you see the video (especially), you'll see what I mean.

Swallow hit by a car as she swooped low across the road

The frantic lover brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion

He brought her food again but found her dead. Devastated, he tried to move her but she wouldn't. An effort rarely seen in swallows

Knowing that his sweetheart would never come back again, he cries his heart out

Saddened by her death, he stood beside her and helplessly cried

Going numb over her death, he kept gazing at her for a long time

Would someone still like to say that animals don't have feelings or that they don't have emotional quotient?

The photographer sold these pictures to a leading newspaper in France for a very nominal price. As per records, all the copies of the newspaper were sold the day these pictures were published. It was enough to make people cry.

Do you feel that animals reciprocate love in a way better than humans?

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      anjalichugh 8 years ago from New York

      jayb23: It surely gives a great feeling to be nominated as one of the best. I'll surely be visiting your hub today. Thx Jay for liking the photos.

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      jayb23 8 years ago from India

      hey Anjali, this hub was so touchy and the photos were class above.

      Hey By the way my hub " The other side of Subprime Loans" has been chosen as one of the HUBNUGGETS nominees. Click on this link to read more about it. sure to vote and ask your friends to vote for my hub! :-). It is only because of readers like you who liked my hub, that helped it to get nominated. Thanks.

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      anjalichugh 9 years ago from New York

      Laila: First of all I love it when you address me as Anju. I feel so close to you as that's how my family calls me. (Hugs)

      Very sad to know about your birds. It as cruel as it sounds. That's perhaps the reason why I never thought of keeping any pet in my house. I just cannot watch them die. It really tears you apart. Sometimes we just cannot prevent things from happening. The pets become an integral part of your life and then one day they are gone! Its awful.

      Thx for your kind comments and for sharing your experience.

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      Laila Rajaratnam 9 years ago from India

      Anju..don't know how I missed this heart broke ,as this reminded me of my birds..a pair of such cute cockatoos. A stray cat hurt one and she died and you will not believe that this was a replay of exactly how the male one reacted.He was so sad for 10 days and would not eat , I had to stand by him most of the day talking to him and feeding him by hand.I thought he would die..but then,he came around and I was looking out for a new home for him,as I did not want to go thro' this trauma of seeing my birds die ,when that evil cat struck again and killed this guy too.That evil cat used to frighten the birds by jumping on the cage and when they panic and fall here or there,it used to catch hold of a feather and pull and hurt them..I hate cats!I had a green parrot too..and he knew me and my daughter so well,as we were the ones looking after him and he used to peck anyone visiting us..hence,Anju,I don't believe in the word 'bird brain'..they know everything!Yes,I have seen that youtube video as well which my cousin had sent me to view! So cute!Whenever my daughter views that..she says that she wants a lion for a pet!:)

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      anjalichugh 9 years ago from New York

      Hi Jim: Again...I'm honored to have you reading my hubs. I admire you for your spiritual sensitivity. You can see what most people cannot. Human beings were intended to be born with an inherent power to connect with other souls on this planet but with the passage of time, the natural gift got tainted and maligned due to the greed for material gains. I feel happy to see people like you who have been able to replace the 'Dog' inside with 'God'. Thx very much for your kind comments.

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      my-success-guru 9 years ago from Upstate NY

      Hi Anjali,

      Wow! Very powerful! I have seen many animals show affection before but I never experienced anything like this before on such a deep level. The reunion with the lion is an example of love in the truest form. This video made me feel chills and brought tears to my eyes- totally unbound, totally free and natural.The pictures of the Swallow had the same affect but in a more sombering yet lifting way. Just imagine the possibilities if we could express our love so freely for each other. I am rating this a BIG thumbs up!

      Wishing You An Abundance of Health, Wealth and Happiness,


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      anjalichugh 9 years ago from New York

      Christoph: Hey Chris. I'm really sorry for not replying earlier. Just been tied up with usual routine stuff. I'm glad that you liked the video. It deserved to be shown to everyone. Thx for stopping by.

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      Christoph Reilly 9 years ago from St. Louis

      Hi Anjali: I loved the video. It made me laugh and filled me with joy (and brought a tear to my eye.) It was so much fun to see! Thank you for sharing it, Anj!

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      anjalichugh 9 years ago from New York

      Nancy's Niche: Wow! Thx for sharing such incredible facts. I sometimes feel that animals know more than us the way to reciprocate love and loyalty. Thx for visiting.

      AdamB: I too love my husband more than I would love my pet (if I had one) but I don't think there is any scope for drawing a comparison here. The bottom line is animals too (like humans) have feelings. They don't forget kindness and love which you might have showered on them at some point of time (as shown in the video); they too get saddened by the sudden absence of their partners. Thx for sharing your views here. I liked your interpretation, though.

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      AdamB 9 years ago


      Although it might appear that these animals are showing what can be termed love, I don't think they are. You are experiencing anthropomorphisation - you are projecting your own emotions onto non-humans. When a dog looks at you with "puppy dog" eyes, we get all emotional, but that doesn't mean that the dog would actually say "I love you" if it could. I am blessed to be married to a wonderful woman. I love her. That means a lot more than any animal could ever show.



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      Nancy's Niche 9 years ago

      Great story but sad…It is a proven fact that some animals mate for life; what is that if not love? I viewed a documentary on prairie dogs and it stated that they hold funerals for their dead. They dig little tomb like enclosures and bury them in a special place within their underground tunnels.

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      anjalichugh 9 years ago from New York

      Violet Sun: When I saw the pictures I had to look away for hiding my tears from my son who was incidentally sitting beside me that time. As for the video, it looked almost unbelievable. More than the lion, I was amazed to see the boys for their fearlessness and bravery. Thx very much for your kind comments.

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Oh, wow, the first video gave me chills, and the photos made my eyes wet. Sniff. thanks for sharing this! Its beautiful to see unconditional love from animals.

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      anjalichugh 9 years ago from New York

      Good for eyes...bad for the heart. Thx for stopping by.

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      goldentoad 9 years ago from Free and running....

      Damnit Anj, why you want to get all misty eyed!