Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lawrence

Lawrence is our adopted steer.  He was rescued by Farm Sanctuary when he was just a calf  That's a photo of him by my bio in this blog.

Because we live in Philadelphia and he lives at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, we don't get to see each other too often.  But we hope to see him this week.  Sarah at FS sent me this photo of him reaching for apples on a tree at the sanctuary.  Isn't he handsome?!  Look at that ballet pose, hind leg gracefully extended!!

Unlike hundreds of millions of unfortunate cattle in this country, he'll never end up as hamburgers or sirloin steak.  He's one of a very few, very lucky animals of the kinds our society decided to call food.  The world would be a better place with more compassion and less violence.  You can never have too much compassion or too little violence.



Here are a couple of photos taken when he was less than a year old.  He was sucking on the strings of my hoodie!




Before we had Lawrence to love, we had Rhonda.  She was a sweet, shy cow.  I thought her facial markings made her look like a Panda.  She was rescued many, many years ago and had a long, happy life with her friends, both bovine and human, at FS.  Here are a few photos of her.  Wasn't she lovely?










7 comments:

  1. He does look cute, especially as a youngster. When you see him you can tell him I haven't had any dealings with his family for over 25 years!
    I think I need my eyes tested as I thought that the bio photo of you was you getting up close to a bear. I thought it looked a bit too close for comfort.

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    1. Lawrence and his friends at Farm Sanctuary will be happy to hear that you've saved hundreds of bovine lives over the years!
      As for my blog bio photo, I can't think that I've ever been that close to a bear! I'm sure they're lovely creatures, but I will keep my distance!

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  3. Great photo of him! I love cows.

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    1. Thanks, Peggy. I'm so excited about seeing him. Rhonda was very shy, so I was thrilled when she licked my hand once. I wonder what Lawrence will be like. They all have their own personalities, but most are shy but curious creatures.

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  4. Lawrence is beautiful! I hope you enjoy your visit with him. One of the best gifts anyone has ever given me was on Thanksgiving a number of years ago when she made a donation to save a turkey in my name. I nearly cried at her thoughtfulness!

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    1. Isn't that the best gift? The gift of life?

      If all goes well tomorrow and we get to Watkins Glen, there will be photos of the lucky animals who live there!

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