We couldn’t imagine life without our pets! I hope these quotes will touch and uplift your heart as you consider the importance of all creatures, great and small.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. – Genesis 1:25
I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. – Psalm 50:11
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: – Proverbs 12:10a
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. – Matthew 10:29
It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. – Mark Twain
Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot
Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog. – Sydney Jeanne Seward
I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. – James Herriot
So much depends
a blue car
splattered with mud
speeding down the road.
– Sharon Creech, Love That Dog
A Prayer for the Animals
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for animals who are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals, and so to share the blessings of the Merciful. – Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Have a wonderful Sunday, and please feel free to suggest a theme for next week’s Old Soul Quotes in the comments below.