When we greet other animals have you ever noticed that, most of the time, people begin by reaching out a hand and placing it on the animal’s face or head?
I watched a person do that recently and, for some reason, in that moment I imagined myself on the receiving end of such a gesture. And I did not like it.
It is a human presumption to assume the right to spread our hands all over the faces of other creatures. We rub their foreheads. We scratch their cheeks. We fiddle with their ears. Animals are quick to assess and respond to our total body language and our grasping, flapping fingers can be very frightening.
Next time you approach a donkey, a dog or a cat, take aim for the side of the body and run your hand gently along its surface. Now, THAT is a real show of affection.
Sandra Pady, DSC Exec. Direc.
When we make a Will, we exercise control over our estates. At that time, we decide how and where our money and possessions will go. Traditionnally, an estate was divided completely amongst family and friends, but in recent years more and more people have come to realize that their Wills may be the one time in their lives when they can make a significant donation to causes that are dear to them.
Nowadays, the costs of raising a family and then of retirement very often leave little cash to spare. However, if we are fortunate to have property, or money invested, then, in addition to family and friends, we can make provision, by way of a legacy, for a donation to a charity or charities that we admire.
If you are thinking of the future and the making of a Will which would include a bequest to help the animals and their future welfare, then please contact us and we will forward a copy of our new Legacy Giving Booklet. 519-836-1697 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Ensuring the future is one of the most important things that we can do right now.
Sandra Pady, Executive Director
“THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS
CAN BE JUDGED
BY THE WAY IN WHICH ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED.” Mahatma Gandhi