Monday, January 12, 2009

in their eyes

There was a first time...possibly a million years ago. A first time that a human being took a moment to pause and stare into the eyes of an animal and saw what was there. Saw a loyalty that would not waver. Saw a bond that needed no words. Saw a love that was unconditional. Saw a soul.



The soul of an animal is an extraordinary thing. It can reach out and touch someone…often when no person can. It can bring comfort and strength. It can bring joy. It is intuitive, this soul…it knows us when even we can’t seem to find our own selves. And it is everything that is good and right and real in this world.



Look into the eyes of an animal…what you see will touch your heart.

submission for camera critters #40

25 comments:

Jan said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos of your animals. I was going to tell you how beautiful Elora is but when I logged on there was a picture of Sophie. I love them both.

Stacey's Treasures said...

Love your blog! I have a border collie cross, they are great dogs!

Dog_geek said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment - you have a very nice blog, and some beautiful animals! I'll be back for sure!

Tatersmama said...

Isn't it awe inspiring what an animal can say to us or even sense about us, simply by looking into our eyes?

The pictures of Elora and Sophie are simply gorgeous!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh how true! I will look forward to following your post.

Joanne said...

So true, their vision is pure.

laurie said...

that LOOK is what bonded riley and me -- or at least me to him -- the first time i saw him. he was not the puppy i had gone up the pound to get. but he's the puppy i ended up with. because of that LOOK.

Mildred said...

Ironic to read this post tonight. My husband and I were just talking about my oldest cat and the way she reacted when my mom recently passed away. The cat came to me by mom's bedside and stayed with me. Even now, sometimes when I break down, Kaboodle licks my tears away. They have a way of knowing us so well, don't they?

Kathy said...

Again, your pictures are terrific. Elora has such pretty green eyes. Yes you can see their souls through their eyes.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You have captured not only their personalities but their souls in your photos.

Beautifully written post, I loved reading it.

Jen

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful eyes! Well done Andrea:)

Pam said...

What beautiful pictures and a great post. It's so true. When I am having a bad day - all I have to do is look into the eyes of my cat. Unconditional love!

Janie said...

Will try to comment again. lol Lost first one. I love looking in the eyes of my animals. My dogs can read me really good! lol Hope you have a blessed week. Janie

a corgi said...

I so totally agree; when I look into Koda's eyes I see knowledge there (usually used against me in some way to trick me into more treats) but seriously I do understand what you are saying! your animals are gorgeous

betty

Ed said...

Fantastic pics, you have the eyes down pat.

Natashya said...

Your photos really capture the personality of the animals.
My pups are my babies and my best friends. I don't know anyone as intuitive as they are.

gigi said...

Sophie almost looks like she is smiling. Our Maine Coon 'Mo' is 8 years old today. I just can't think what we would have done these 8 long years with out him. He is more spoiled than either of my son's were. But in return has given his all to love and comfort us everyday. Just can't live with out him.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You said exactly how I feel. A dog's love is so unconditional. I love the fact that if you're gone all day or you just run out to get the mail, they give you the same greeting. They have no conception of time.

Neas Nuttiness said...

So many people can not understand what my heart holds for my animals. They can't or won't see what I see, when I look into their beautiful eyes...what I feel when they give me all the love that they have to give. This sums it up nicely. Thank you, thank you for this wonderful post.

Hilary said...

You're totally right about that. I believe it extends beyond pets to many animals. Recognition can be there if you look for the connection.

Pam said...

Elora's eyes are such a pretty green! As usual I love your posts!

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE your photos in this post! I also LOVE the words and thoughts in this post. So, I guess the truth is I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! This is truly fantastic!

Thank you so much for joining CC and sharing this with us. It really means a lot to me, and I look forward to seeing more of your critter photos each week.

Carolina said...

Hi, beautiful photos of your animals. Nice how this blogthing works. If you hadn't commented on mine, maybe I would have never visited yours. But I will be back!
Bye.

uought2b.a.dog said...

I have a part border collie/part Australian Shepherd...they are very smart and alert dogs. Love your pictures!

Kathy said...

I love these photo's. Those green eyes on your cat are beautiful. Great shots.