Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Corner View~Animals

How did man and animal first start bonding? That's my question.

The thing is, lots of animals have relationships with each other. There are pictures online of things like a giraffe nuzzling a koala, or a cat and dog together (because they're not always enemies), being friends. Our relationship with animals is just like that, because we're creatures too. To animals, we are animals.

That's the good thing about us and animals. The bad thing is this: We use horses for riding, dogs for guarding, cows for milking, and pigs for garbage disposals And how do we pay them back? Sometimes, by killing them for meat (that mostly refers to cows and pigs.)

We put all kinds of animals in zoos, so we can get payed for them to be in a cage. Of course we give back to them here. We provide them food and safety from their predators. But of course, we don't tell the elephants that their cousins are being killed for their tusks. Or the leopards that their cousins are being killed for their skins. We are friends to some animals (like a dog or cat) and enemy to others (like a cockroach). Sometimes some of us are friends to a certain animal, and some of us enemies. (Example: Mice. Some people have them for pets, and others try to kill them with mouse traps.) Sometimes it depends on what country you're in. America feeds ducks, and France kills them for meat. India considers cows sacred, and America kills them for meat.

The world also makes stuffed animals! In this post, you can learn more about mine.

On the internet I found so many beautiful pictures of animals, I just had to show you all of my favorites.

Thank you Joyce, for choosing Daan's and my topic, animals. Happy Corner View! Crawl, hop, swim, fly, prowl, or trot on over to Jane's blog for more corner views.


  1. Your reflections about the relationship between animals and humans, are very intellingent; you are right, some feed or cuddle them and some kill them to eat or wear the fur...Hmm, human creatures are not so intelligent sometimes!
    Love your choice of photos!

  2. Great idea for CV this week, and a lovely set of pictures you found. My favourite is the panda. Some good comparisons of how animals are treated across the world.

  3. Annabel, besides being a great writer you are also very intelligent. This is a wonderful post!

  4. what a great idea you had with this theme! love your photos and words!

  5. You pose a very interesting question Annabel. And you end this post beautifully, reminding us of how magnificently varied the animal world is. I think I like swimming best:)

  6. Love the panda and your thoughts!

  7. hi Annabel! about your question in my earth day post... i was using tools from this site http://bighugelabs.com/
    for my photos...

    have a beautiful weekend and happy children's day!

    ps. i'm having a giveaway!

  8. Beautiful pictures.
    I love your blog! See mine at l-lslife.blogspot.com.
    By the way, I'm L

  9. OMG I totally agree with everything you said. Mabey you could put your words into a poem, know that would be cool! I'm so envious of your way you word things. I absolutely loved the picture choice. My fav. Was the 2 horses. I am a horsey FREAK! Now I'm going to trot over to Janes blog. By the way names Jaylynn.

  10. U go girl! live out that dream. Loved the blog. My name is Ron Cholingliting

  11. Hey, name is Ken. I just got a phone this morning so I'm kinda phone crazy. Anyways I was on my phone when I came across this. Hope u don't mind a boy gives his opinion. IT WAS AMAZING! Couldn't have done any better myself. Man your good with words.