Friday, 11 March 2016

Life in Black and White

If there is one thing that sharing my home with with animals has taught me it's that life is far from Black and White. Nature has her own ideas and reserves the right to change direction at any time. This makes life feel like a bit of a roller coaster ride for me from time to time, as my much loved critters can lurch from deaths door to rude health and back again in a matter of hours or seem to undergo personality transplants at the drop of a hat.

Now I'm the kind of person that likes to get things sorted and know what I'm doing. In my mind it either is or it isn't with no grey areas. But when it comes to my animals life is never Black and White and just as I decide on a plan, my farm yard friends seem to turn it on its head!

It didn't take me long to realise that animals don't read books or listen to vets advice and as such, they rarely feel obliged to do what's expected of them despite my expectations. But it has taken me a while longer to realise that I don't have to conform to my expectations either.

Well as the saying goes - "If you can't beat 'em join 'em" and my animals approach to life does seem to be much more exciting than mine.  

So as my stray, feral farm cats (that were supposed to live out doors) became tame and trusting indoor pets.............,

and the notoriously broody Silverlaced Wyandotte decided to become a serious egg laying career girl.............,

and my "non rooting" pig decided to plough up all my pasture...........,

and the lamb that was initially declared dead by the vet.......had other ideas.  ( much to the delight of his mum!)

it would seem that their Black and White world is only skin deep.

So for all of you who find change and transformation a little unsettling and the unpredictability of life makes you anxious. Just remember that although life may not always be Black and White....,sometimes it's richer and all the more colourful because of it.    

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