Animal Message of the Day: Buster

From Buster:  “I am grateful for my friends. I’m honestly grateful for lots of things. But to know and feel love is a true blessing. My life did not start out like that. I faced a lot of darkness and hard times. Sometimes I didn’t think I’d even survive. But I did. I am proof […]

Animal Message of the Day: Mary

From Mary:  “Oh my goodness, in some ways this is a silly question I think. It is a good question for sure. But it is silly that you have to be reminded to be grateful. Being a sheep can be challenging. The world is not made for sheep. You all move to fast and recklessly. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Woodward

From Woodward:  “If you’ve ever known pain and hardship then you understand how hard that can be. I am grateful for healing. It was a long road. I was very injured and almost lost a leg. But I healed thanks to the help of several humans. I was afraid of humans my whole life. Didn’t […]

Animal Message of the Day: Marty

From Marty: “Don’t think because I live in a cage that I am trapped. You see, my physical mobility may be limited by the restraints of a cage, but I have allowed the world to come to me. I am grateful for the gift of my song that I love to share with those around me. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Ollie

From Ollie: “I appreciate others who do not have agendas. I admit, I sometimes carry a bit of a grudge for things that happened in the past. No one will believe this but I was bullied a lot. I lost my home because a human entered our lives that didn’t understand me at all. Next thing […]

Animal Message of the Day: Leo

From Leo: “I never tire of the beauty in the world. The sky can sure be beautiful as the sun sets. I love watching those colors as they change each night. I love the colors of flowers. I love to watch butterflies float across the pasture. I love watching the leaves turn colors in the fall. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Marco

From Marco:  “Oh happy day! I love being asked questions! I am grateful for every morsel of food that nourishes all of us. There are so many great tastes and smells in the world. The bounty is something we should never take for granted. Life nourishes each one of us. And life is within everything […]

Animal Message of the Day: Bayberry

From Bayberry:  “I know that many people see me as a little on the nutty side. I know that because I’ve heard them say it. Funny when people say things in front of animals and they think that we don’t understand what they are saying. So you may think this sounds nutty but I feel […]

Animal Message of the Day: Alice

From Alice:  “I’m grateful to be here. Sometimes the road to happiness seems to take difficult twists and turns. It is hard to trust things when you can’t see where you are going. It was like that for me. Just when I was convinced things were never going to be ok, I ended up exactly where […]

Animal Message of the Day: Edgar

From Edgar:  “Being a pig is very fun. My mom says that not all pigs can say that. But I know that I can. I live with my mom and my siblings. Now to be honest, that isn’t always fun. But most of the time it is great. A couple of my sisters are really […]

Animal Message of the Day: Chico

From Chico:  “My friends and I have a great life here. While the humans have been preparing for winter life, we have been enjoying the warm days and warm nights of fall. The moon was very bright this week. While we looked around in the moonlight, we could see all sorts of nightlife around us. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Ned

From Ned:  “This is my first year here and I’m not sure what to do with this. Don’t take me wrong, I have much to be grateful about in my life. I also have had a lot of change and change is very difficult for me. Maybe it is for you too? It’s just hard […]

Animal Message of the Day: Luna

From Luna:  “I’ve done this message thing for many years now. I found out that you humans really do listen to my messages. A few years ago I said I was most grateful for peppermints. Whoa, you should have seen the avalanche of peppermints that came my way. Of course I shared. But I can’t […]

Animal Message of the Day: Mia

From Mia: “Being a horse is not always easy but it is always an honor. I cherish living close to the earth and to feel all the things that I feel. Yes, I have known sadness. I’ve known fear. I’ve known loneliness. But I’ve also found immense connection. I know joy. I know love. I love […]

Animal Message of the Day: Flannigan

From Flannigan:  “I love looking at colors. I am grateful for a world filled with so many wonderful colorful things. I only have one eye but I make double use of that eye. It makes me double as grateful to see things the way I do. You may think I don’t see colors. But that […]

Animal Message of the Day: Mary Beth

From Mary Beth:  “Oh my goodness, there is so much to be grateful for. Every day when the sun rises and I am breathing, I am aware that I’ve been gifted another day. Every single day of my life has been a blessing. Each breath I take is with gratitude. Having friends. Being loved. Being […]

Animal Message of the Day: Rollin

From Rollin: “Well, I can tell you this. Being a rooster is the best thing ever! I am grateful to have been blessed to be a rooster and to have this magnificent form to spend time in for this lifetime. I love everything about being a rooster. I love the way the grass feels under my […]

Animal Messenger of the Day: Kernel

From Kernel:  “Nobody thinks I’m smart around here but it’s just that I like to keep my thoughts to myself. I never felt that sharing anything was even worth it. I didn’t come from a place that offered security. I know what it is like to not know which way to turn or how to think. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Linus

From Linus:  “I love listening to the little things I can hear when it is totally silent. There are so many wonderful sounds that I hear outside the window on a summer night. And then there are different silences in the winter. I am grateful for the quiet times when peace descends upon our home. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Shawnee

From Shawnee: “There comes a day in life where we all stand at a crossroad. We can either trust that we are guided by something greater than ourselves, or we can believe that everything in our lives is just an obstacle in our way. When I was younger, I was fairly arrogant and a little […]

Animal Message of the Day: Snowball

From Snowball:  “Sometimes life can be tricky. But if you get confused, my suggestion is to go outside and find a place to sit in the grass and just be quiet for a moment. That’s what I do. It helps me clear my head. Then, I eat a little and enjoy simply chewing. Just being […]

Animal Message of the Day: Olivia

From Olivia:  “I love doing this every year. Thank you for asking me again. I know I always volunteer but I think I have a lot to offer. You see, I am missing a leg. It happened after I got stuck in a trap that someone had put out. I didn’t see it and stepped […]

Animal Message of the Day: Felix

From Felix:  “I am most grateful for my friends. It is a blessing to feel safe in another’s heart. I am super blessed because I now have a whole entire family of so many different species. My humans are the keepers of my heart. My donkey buddy Leo is the one I walk the earth […]