Real men love cats and help animals. I bookmarked this video clip a while back, but it is timeless: an Italian firefighter rescues a kitten and is overwhelmed with emotion.
I’ve posted about this man before. He and his team do the work of the angels. Give, if you can.
Love seeing these Russian lugs help the ducks. So sweet.
A day late, but regardless, a lovely photo from my trip to Ireland last year. True, the photo has nothing to do with Joyce, but I think he would like it, as would Leopold Bloom. It’s a hen on Whiddy Island.
When I was a kid, my mum gave me a book called “Animals Nobody Loves.” I could not put it down – and now, as a getting-older lady, I wish I had kept it. Checked my library app and could not find it (though I found a book with the same title and probably in the same vein, written by someone else). Lo and behold, Amazon has it, and I still remember that cover (see link above)! Well, the glories of Jeff Bezos.
Why do I mention it? Because two days ago in the New York Times I found this column, which in my view is near perfection.
World, world, forgive our ignorance and our foolish fears. Absolve us of our anger and our error. In your boundless gift for renewal, disregard our undeserving. For no reason but the hope that one day we will know the beauty of unloved things, stoop to accept our unuttered thanks.
One of those columns where I say, “Man oh man, I wish I had written that!”
This has been making the rounds – for good reason. So touching.
Gentle faces from my trip to Ireland. Both from Sherkin Island.
I do so love their eyelashes.
The Wondiwoi tree kangaroo is so rare and elusive that it disappeared for nearly a century and was assumed to be extinct. Now it has not only been spotted, but also photographed for the first time ever.
The unusual monkey-like kangaroo clambers through the trees of the montane forests of New Guinea. It had been seen there only once before by Western scientists, in 1928…
Now an amateur botanist from the U.K. has led an expedition into near-impenetrable bamboo forests 5,000 feet high in the remote Wondiwoi Mountains of West Papua, Indonesia, to find it.
“Just showing that it still exists is amazing. It’s such a remote and difficult spot to access that I was uncertain we would ever know,” says Eldridge, who was not involved in the expedition.