Practicing drawing some four-legged creatures today (except for the two-legged pigeon!). No animals were harmed in the process.
Now may every living thing, young or old,
weak or strong, living near or far, known or
unknown, living or departed or yet unborn,
may every living thing be full of bliss.
-Anonymous, The Dhammapada
How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul. -Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
Love all creatures! Love everything that has life! -Osamu Tezuka
May all that have life be delivered from suffering. -Gautama Buddha