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Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by MariaRegina, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. MariaRegina

    MariaRegina Well-Known Member

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    This thread is devoted to all God's creatures, great and small.

    Post one story per post and share your favorite animal story.


    Here is one story I just found about Nick Boing, a gentle sheep
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    Notice how the sheep doubles as an ottoman for resting one's feet.

    Kids news - Nick Boing - An Unusual Pet With An Unusual Name
     
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  2. MariaRegina

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  10. Winter

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    This is great Maria Regina.

    Nester, the Long Eared Christmas Donkey (makes me cry each time):
    Story about a donkey who was going to be abandoned and sold to be butchered for leather. His owner tells his son to sell the donkey to an in a certain amount of time - if not, he'll have to be sold to the butcher. The little boy is beside himself because he is close to the donkey - but noone will buy the donkey. Its not a strong donkey so noone wants it.

    Its very late at night, the deadline is soon, the little boy and the donkey sit outside in the cold crying and shivering. Suddenly, a man walks up to the boy, "Hey there little boy, what's the matter" (something like that). The little boy explains his dilemma to the kind man. The kind man says, "we'll, I don't have much but you see my wife is with child and we need someone who will carry her." The donkey and the little boy are beaming - little did they know they were going to be carrying Mary and the Christ Child. Its such a beautiful story .... Here's a show made of it in the 60s I think:


    Part 1
    YouTube - Nestor the long-eared Christmas donkey part 1

    Part 2
    YouTube - Nestor the long-eared donkey part 2

    Part 3
    YouTube - Nestor the long-eared donkey part 3
     
  11. MariaRegina

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    thanks for the interesting videos about the Christmas Donkey.

    God bless you.


    Okay, here is a very strange story about some weird pets. Kind of Halloweenish.
    Please do not attempt to eat or drink any food while viewing this
    . You are forewarned :doh:

    200,000 pet cockroaches | The Sun |News
     
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  12. MariaRegina

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    Living Creatures ... praise the Lord

    exalt and glorify Him for evermore.


    Now for some surfer-dogs. Go doggies go!

    Dogs surfers | Dog Central
     
  13. Winter

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    GASP. They must have covered his entire body while he was asleep!!!! Oh my goodness!! :eek:
     
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  15. Winter

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    I heard about that lobster. These creatures are amazing. I'm glad they released him. When he's lived that long you just got to let him go.
     
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  17. tadoflamb

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    Shortly after I converted, I got a call from a lady who was on a mission to find a painting of a Curve-billed Thrasher because they reminded her of her deceased husband. I told her I could probably do one for her and set up an appointment to meet her and for her to see some of my work.

    The day I was to meet her I was feeling sort of beat up. The night before I had gotten into a conversation about Catholicism and was being asked some very pointed difficult questions for this new Catholic to answer. It left me sort of drained.

    Anyways, I knew from the prayer of St. Francis that it's better to console to be consoled so I prepared myself to meet my prospective client.

    As it turned out, she was a rather young woman. She explained to me how her husband had suddenly died playing basket ball one day because he unknowingly had a faulty heart. It was obvious to me that this man was the love of her life and meant the world to her. Even two years later her pain was still tangible. She told me that in her grief one day, she asked God for a sign that her husband was OK (this woman was a devout Catholic BTW) when a Curve-billed Thrasher jumped up on the fence next to her and began to run back and forth.

    We talked a little bit about how she would like her picture done, agreed on a price and off she went. That night, as I related the story to my wife, tears running down our cheeks, I looked out the back door, and looking through the window at us was a Curve-billed Thrasher.

    I finished the commission. She was very happy with it as was her young son who shared the name of his father. "Daddy!" he shouted when he saw the painting.

    You might think this is the end of the story, but several weeks later I teaching art classes at a local retirement community. I like to teach and demonstrate on what I'm learning lately so I related the story about the lady and her husband and the Curve-billed Thrasher while I demonstrated the techniques I used for the picture.

    At the break, an elderly gentleman approached me and asked me if the man in the story was named Steve. "Why yes he was" I replied. It turns out Steve was the gentleman's son and little Steve was his grandson with whom he had just walked in the desert with that morning.:crossrc:

    I never had a lot of religious convictions, but long before I converted, I often wondered if birds aren't somehow God's messengers from heaven. As I came into the Church I wondered if I might have to toss out this idea and then I remembered the baptism of our Lord. It was God's idea first. :cool:
     
  18. Rebekka

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    That was beautiful, tad.
    I often think that. :)
     
  19. singalovesong

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    what a great thread!
     
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