WE LOVE DOGS

I have always thought that animals are not bought, because they are not toys or things, and therefore I am curious to know the prices, to know why some want a dog or a cat simply for the breed and instead some are just looking for an animal to love beyond. beyond species or otherwise.
I am increasingly convinced that animals should never be bought, but adopted, as the shelters are full of puppies eager for a lot of love, instead of giving birth to new animals in the farms just for business and sale. And if we think that many dogs will stay all their lives in a kennel and that they will never be adopted, suffering from lack of space and often food, how can we think of spending money to buy an animal just because it belongs to a special breed?
The difference seems minimal but it is not: the animals in the shelters are healthy and vaccinated instead, excluding serious farms, farmed animals live in cages, becoming money-making machines, i.e. breeding machines, and puppies are often forced to get away from their mother early and make long journeys to reach the country where they will then be sold in shops, often getting sick or worse dying prematurely.
So since Christmas is approaching and you should be better off, I suggest you get yourself a nice gift and adopt a dog so that you can make a friend happy and not be alone in your life anymore. On top of that, a dog improves mental health and, if adopted, even better. Why do we tell you this? Because an adopted dog will be grateful, affectionate, tender and loving, since he will feel indebted to you for teaching him that there are not only the places where he lived and was treated badly. This will make you feel important and increase your self-esteem.
Here I put links, of Italian sites, where you can find your new partner. You can add sites in other states in the comments.

https://www.isoladelvagabondo.it/

https://www.adottauncane.net/

https://www.legadelcanemi.it/adotta/adotta-un-cane/

https://www.enpathiene.org/categoria-portfolio/cani-da-adottare/

https://m.facebook.com/pg/enpaonlus/posts/?_se_imp=2XfGmUmAv4jEPHxGb

IF WE WERE ANIMALS

Here, for this very reason I cry. Because animals don’t make false promises, false expectations, they don’t pretend like us humans. They don’t promise to always be there, they just are. You don’t have to explain to them why you cry, you don’t have to pretend to look great if you feel small, they love you as you are. They become more, they become protective brothers or loyal friends. They ask for nothing in return but your loyalty. Their eyes say: “I am there, but you stay.” And when the time comes to say goodbye it is impossible not to cry, not to suffer, not to think that they too have the same feelings you are experiencing. I do not cry an animal, I cry the loyalty that I have lost.
Create an app inspired by Pokemon in which, however, through your mobile that acts as a pokedex, you scan the animals using the phone’s camera and add them to your memory So like pokemon but based on animals and possibly also plants This could lead people to appreciate nature and animals more often. To go to the kennels and see the reality of how certain unfortunate dogs live. It would be a very nice thing in my opinion. Why does no one do it? Make a Tinder-like app with kennel dogs and fall in love with them that will surely give you more love than many empty and unaffective people.
Hedgehogs often come to eat in front of my house, they steal my cats’ kibble. They’re so cute. Sometimes they go to my garden and drive my dogs crazy because they don’t understand what animal it is. Hedgehogs are poisoned by various insecticides, one more reason to avoid toxic products in the garden; metaldehyde snails, for example, are particularly dangerous for these animals.
When did we humans begin to dig the furrow that separates us from the world that should be our own, namely the animal one? Because this we are, animals. When did we begin to cultivate the utter disharmony that is the new normal today?
I cried this morning. Thinking about how much this nature is now alien to us, thinking about all the evil we are capable of towards other living beings, thinking about the bottomless pit of our hypocrisy. Yes, this morning I too cried out of guilt because I am part of that infesting race that is destroying the planet and sowing death among its inhabitants, who in some animals see only food, amusement, objects to use. I cried because, even if I have been trying to do my part for some time now, it is still not enough. Man is also an animal, an evolved ape who has forgotten what it means to live in symbiosis with the surrounding environment. We have not eaten other animals for over a year now and this is a choice that makes us happy but also more aware. Unfortunately, it is not enough to alleviate the burden of a fault that is too great for us, which overwhelms us as a species and not as individuals. We act as if everything is due to us and we can’t even understand how absurd it is.
Hong Kong Zoo’s two giant pandas, Ying and Lee, arrived at their large enclosure in 2007. The vets had tried in every way to get them to mate but they never succeeded. Then came the coronavirus. The zoo was closed to the public. And it finally happened. Pandas in the silence of the world made love for the first time. When man stops and stops rebuilding the world at will, nature returns to design his life.
They tell you don't cry.

They tell you it's just a dog, not a person.

They tell you it will pass.

They tell you that animals don't know they have to die.

They tell you that the important thing is not to make them suffer.

They tell you you can have another one.

They tell you it's going to happen.

They tell you that there are more unbearable pains.

But they don't know how many times you've looked your dog in the eye.

They don't know how many times it was you and your dog that looked into the dark.

They don't know how many times your dog has been the only one who has been by your side.

They don't know that the only one who hasn't judged you is your dog.

They don't know how scared you were the night her moans woke you up.

They don't know how many times your dog has slept next to you.

They don't know how much you've changed since the dog became a part of your life.

They don't know how many times you hugged him when he was sick.

They don't know how many times you pretended not to see when her hair got whiter and whiter.

They don't know how many times you've talked to your dog, the only one who really listens to you.

They don't know how good you have been for your dog.

They don't know it was only your dog who knew you were in pain.

They don't know what feelings your dog made you feel.

They don't know what it's like to see your senior dog making an effort to come and say hello.

They don't know that when things went wrong, the only one who hasn't gone is your dog.

They don't know that your dog trusts you, in every moment of his life, even at the last moment.

They do not know how much your dog loved you, and what little he needed to be happy, because you were enough for him.

They don't know that crying for a dog is one of the noblest, most meaningful, true and cleanest things you can do.

They don't know about the last time you moved him with difficulty ... being careful not to hurt him.

They don't know what you felt when you caressed his face in the last moments of his life.

 

HAPPY PUPPIES

The most important thing for a puppy is socialization, that is, learning to relate to people, other animals and their environment. This includes car noises, crowds of people, children, parks, etc. The idea is to naturally expose him to everything that will be part of his adult life.
Dogs are very good at reading facial expressions and are more likely to react quickly to simple hand movements than to long complicated sentences, the meaning of which they can only guess through the tone of our voice. First think carefully about how you want to give your puppy basic commands such as "Sit!", "Let go!", "Let's go!" and what gesture can you combine to emphasize them. After that, keep these simple commands always using the same keywords and hand movements.
Your dog understands who the contact person in his "pack" is above all through clear commands and a perception of reliability. Excessive rigor or repressive education are not only unnecessary but on the contrary they would end up frightening your sensitive four-legged friend. After all, no one wants the dog to obey his commands out of fear, but rather to respect the rules of the game with joy. How can we encourage the pleasure of learning in the puppy?
Praise and rewards play an important role in motivating young dogs. In this sense, dogs are not very different from most people - they choose the path that promises them the greatest benefit. Reproaches and punishments demotivate: they have the effect of distracting the puppy from the desired path, ending up hindering the success of the educational process.
NEVER GIVE CHICKEN BONES BECAUSE SMALL PIECES CAN SOCK YOUR THROAT.

DO NOT GIVE CHOCOLATES, SWEETS, CHEESES.

DO NOT GIVE RAW FISH, CANDIES, CHEWING GUM, GARLIC, ONIONS.

NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL OR BEER OR CARBONATED DRINKS.

NEVER GIVE GRAPES OR SEEDED FRUITS.

DON'T GIVE NUTS, AVOCADO, EGGS.
NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG FOOD OR CAT FOOD.
If your puppy is not yet well trained does his "needs" on the sofa and you notice him only in the evening, when you want to go to sleep, scolding him at that point is useless. Instead, praise him if he can "hold on" until you let him out. Reward your young paw friend with a puppy snack (don't overdo it, please!), Or with affectionate words, caresses of tenderness, gestures that express praise or even with his favorite toy. Even small freedoms, such as letting him go for a few meters off the leash, allowing him to romp with other dogs or play ball together, are experienced by the dog as desirable goals and can therefore serve as a reward.
I recommend that you spend the first few days in close contact with your puppy and surround him with lots of love, instilling him with a sense of security and giving him your time. Talk to your dog often by his name so he can learn it quickly, pet him, play with him and give him some snacks he can eat from your hand: this way you create the necessary trust between you and make sure that the puppy feels at ease with you. This is the fundamental basis from which to start, to then reach together the other objectives that are part of the puppy's education path.

GREEN LOVE

Never get married as a lover. If you are in love, do not get married because in falling in love there is no sense of reality. Only when you have realized that next to you there is a wretch, a child or a neurasthenic, a hysteric, only when his defects are no longer funny, but hateful, then you will really love him. You have to know how to fight, know how to have different ideas and instead many live by making a living, swallowing toads. Relational well-being cannot decide on everything, because if not, the risk is that we proceed out of hypocrisy, that is to go ahead repressing what are our own truths. In fact, many live trying to avoid the defects of the other: I know that there are some things that I cannot say so that in front of a defect of the other I am in apnea waiting for it to pass and for one of its qualities to re-emerge. True love is that which knows no conditions, it is that which starts from attraction, passes through affinity and arrives at the intuition that there is something indissoluble between you. We all have this intuition and it is necessary to have it both. You don’t come to marriage to have an indissoluble relationship, but to put a seal on what you feel between yourselves as indissoluble.
And do you know what leads us to love in a certain way and not in another? The pain we felt, that’s right. The times we felt invisible, the words that pierced us, the abandonments we suffered, the goodbyes we inevitably found ourselves saying, the deaths we had to witness, the insecurities we carry inside from time immemorial. So you see? How can you think that one wound can look like another? That we all have the same pain threshold? All that can be said about love is that vhi really loves does not enjoy spreading the edges of our wounds, does not wallow in it, does not cling to it. The rest, all the rest, is another story.
I sit on the wall, squeeze my legs and look at my knees, to see some peeling, some bruising … Nothing. The ugly thing about broken hearts is this: that you can’t throw hydrogen peroxide on them and blow them while the bubbles walk on the wound, that you can only hold onto the pieces. And there are no operations and there are no medicines that can put them back together, you have to keep your heart broken like this. Maybe that’s good. Nobody deserves my frailty. It would be too easy to see a person who is always strong and smiling, but when the demons come out and there you really understand who you are in front of. I will continue to fight alone. It hurts to show yourself to others. It’s not worth it.
I believe that the human being has animal behaviors, but also plant ones. The animal has cells that heal and close its wounds. However, if you cut a branch it does not grow again: a plant wound is definitive and the only thing we can do is cover it. This is why we find trees with cavities, inside which fungi are born that feed the trunk. In this sense, our heart behaves like vegetables. If you hurt it it doesn’t heal, and the wound stays open. What could happen is that new experiences cover that same wound with life

HUMANS ARE HUMAN?

( If you’re sensible not to watch videos, here there’s human cruelty )

HOW MANY HOT DOGS DID YOU EAT?
HOW MANY PIGS DID YOU MEET?
IMAGINE TO BE A PIG AND TO HAVE THIS KIND OF LIFE!!!
YOU USE LEATHER BAGS?
YOU USE LEATHER BOOTS?
YOU USE LEATHER SHOES?

DO NOT ABANDON THE ANIMALS

When you abandon a dog, because “it is no longer needed”, you are teaching your children what to do with you when you are old …

VISIT ITALY: THE NEBRODI

  • The Sanfratellano dei Nebrodi horse (or San Fratello breed) is an Italian breed originally from the Messina area. Majestic and rustic, docile and proud, the Sanfratellano horse has been the undisputed master of the Nebrodi mountains for centuries.
The ancient Greeks called this area “the land of roe deer”, and it is precisely from “nebros”, roe deer, that the name of the park was born. The Nebrodi Park, which with more than 80 thousand hectares of surface, is the largest protected natural area on the island, represents a breathtaking spectacle of unspoiled nature. Through its paths and paths there are different types of vegetation to discover and a rich and complex wildlife community.
An ideal place to indulge in a dream trekking during your Sicilian holidays. Formed by the rushing waters of the San Basilio stream, at a height difference of 30 meters carved by time, the waterfall is located in the territory of Galati di Mamertino in an area full of charm that offers numerous ideas for pleasant walks.
A small corner where you can also relax by offering a prayer to the Madonna present in the icon placed by the citizens of Caronia Montagna to consecrate the wood to the Lady of Nature.
Lake Maulazzo is a suggestive artificial reservoir of about 5 hectares on the north-eastern slopes of Monte Soro, the highest peak of the Nebrodi. The path leading to the lake proceeds through hidden and unusual paths. You can admire streams of clear water, small mammals, diurnal birds of prey, griffins and, with a little luck, even the golden eagle. There is no shortage of plants, flowers and mushrooms typical of the undergrowth. Lake Maulazzo is an important lake environment: although it was born as an artificial lake, over time it has naturalized, offering shelter to many animal and plant species.
The Sicilian Black pig, also called Nero dei Nebrodi, Nero delle Madonie or Nero dell Etna is a native breed with very ancient origins. It is a very fine breed with a strong and highly recognizable meat flavor. Sicilian black pigs are raised in the wild and semi-wild state in the wooded areas of the island, free to feed according to nature, guaranteeing the goodness of their meat thanks to proper nutrition consisting mainly of acorns and chestnuts.
It is enclosed between the borders of Randazzo and Tortorici. It is a natural alpine lake and is the highest in Sicily (1435 m asl). Its waters besides quenching the thirst of numerous herds, attract numerous avian species, including gray herons, coots, moorhens and mallards.
If you are looking for adventure in contact with nature, if you are attracted by the unknown or if you (simply) like walking, you cannot miss this Sicilian stop, to be added immediately to your “to do list”, that is to the list of 1000 things to do on the weekend. The next one, for example.
Birdwatching of Nebrodi griffins. From the educational laboratory “La Tana delle Idee” you can watch the griffons thanks to dioramas and cameras present in the nesting sites of the Griffons. These large birds with their wingspan of over three meters, can travel hundreds of kilometers in one day.
Three pairs of golden eagles live in the area of ​​the Nebrodi Park and one of these, the one that lives in the stupendous landscape of the fortresses of the Crasto di Alcara li Fusi, is linked to a singular and fascinating legend. It is said, in fact, that a hermit, San Nicola Politi, who lived in a cave among these inaccessible mountains had established an exceptional relationship with the Golden Eagle and every day provided for his sustenance receiving the blessing of the sacred man. This tradition finds testimony in the paintings that can be observed in the town of Alcara li Fusi and the relationship of affection of the locals towards their eagle is still alive and testified by the good health of this couple, which is among the most fruitful and productive of the whole Sicily.

BIRDS OF PREY

Some time ago they took me to a bird fair here in the area and I did not imagine that there are birds in cages and I was very angry to see so many birds all locked inside the cages. I wanted to shout for them to be released all because the birds suffered in cages. It was terrible for me to see them in that state. Human beings are heartless. I would put them in the cages and show them how it is. However in that fair I saw some beautiful birds of prey, brought by a falconry association and I saw them from very close and they were beautiful.
GOLDEN EAGLE
HARPY EAGLE
HARPY EAGLE
KESTREL
PEREGRIN FALCON
PEREGRIN FALCON
HAWK
KITE
KITE

SAVE THE BEES

Yesterday’s awakening was a bad awakening for Mattia’s young farm … Millions of dead bees and broken houses. An entire apiary destroyed by someone who took it out on defenseless animals, killing them, crushing them or freezing them from the pouring rain. It took months, perhaps years of care and work to prepare the bees in strength and health for the spring harvest, which was nullified overnight. This serious damage in the first days of flowering of the acacia will not be easily overcome, especially in this complex phase. Despite so much pain and discomfort, we need to find the strength not to give up and try to start again. Thanks to those who are expressing their solidarity with messages of support and those who want to concretely demonstrate it with a donation:

A WHITE LADY

I have lived half my life years now. I have traveled the world. Saw many good and bad things. Experienced with good and bad people. I was abused at 4 years old. But I was saved by art. I loved it very much. People and animals. So much so that I was able to save a lot of people except myself. I have always done everything following my heart but my heart has taken me to a country where I am dying out. I am dependent on vital drugs for me and I cannot marry from this damn nation. I hate being here. I hate my beating heart. I see too many people just looking for money. That’s why I’m alone here. Many have used and exploited me. But I said enough. I have given too much of myself. The world will perish and there is no Gandalf to screen Evil. No brave group to take out the orcs. We human beings are finished now. Machines own people. When I talk about real life and not virtual, they laugh in my face. All. It is normal for them to be on the web 24 hours a day. They consider me strange to me because I prefer to go out and live outside and not inside a screen. But unfortunately there are few left without cell in hand. We are just white flies.

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