Last week wasn’t what we’d planned. It wasn’t what the ducks planned either, I’m sure, but the fox made out okay.
This week we’re getting back into the swing of things. August is “Admit You’re Happy Month,” and since it’s still August, we going to admit we’re happy to focus on animals other than ducks.
Here are some pictures and quotes to enjoy. (Feel free to add your own quotes…but please, no recipes for Duck a l’Orange.)
“Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.” ~Betty White
“People who really appreciated animals always asked their names.” ~Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern
“If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts.” ~Ellen DeGeneres, My Point…And I Do Have One
“I always hated those classic kid movies like Old Yeller or The Yearling where the beloved pet dies. What would be so wrong with having those damn kids learn their lessons about mortality from watching Grandpa kick? Then at least the dog would be around to comfort them.” ~Merrill Markoe, Walking in Circles Before Lying Down
“I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we’ve got to do it right. We’ve got to give those animals a decent life and we’ve got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.” ~Temple Grandin
“A few alligators are naturally of the vicious type and inclinded to resent it when you prod them with a stick. You can find out which ones these are by prodding them.” ~Will Cuppy
“Platypus? I thought it was pronounced platymapus. Has it always been pronounced platypus?” ~Jessica Simpson
“And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery