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Unconditional Love Turned Passion

Unconditional Love Turned Passion

I have always thought that the unconditional love from a pet was something amazing to behold, and always tried to return that love. Then one day, at the age of 14, it turned into an unconditional love for all animals. I was awakened one morning at about 4:30am to sound of my husky, Ashes, barking. I went outside, sensing something was not right. What I saw stirred something inside me that words cannot describe. Ashes, whether playing or protecting us, had a oppossum within his reach. I starred at it, thinking it was dead, and rushed to its side. When I picked him up, just intending a proper burial, I was startled to see he was still alive. I wrapped him in a blanket, and brought him up to my room, placed him in a box with some water and lettuce, and went back to bed. When I woke, he was gone. It was at that time I realized that wild animals need our protection too, and mainly from ourselves. My family nick-named me "Florence Nightingale of the Animals". Ever since then, I have come to respect our environment and all living things within. I realized that we have no right to destroy what does not belong to us and that we actually belong to the Earth.

 

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