A little acceptance we could all learn from

My mom sent me the following in an e-mail, and I couldn’t help but wonder: If the three of them can get along without killing one another, what are the Tibetans, Hans and Uighurs doing wrong? (or the Christians, Jews and Muslims for that matter).

This is a video of a homeless man in Santa Barbara and his pets. They work State Street every week for donations. The animals are pretty well fed and are mellow. They are a family. The man who owns them rigged a harness up for his cat so she wouldn’t have to walk so much (like the dog and himself). At some juncture the rat came along, and so no one wanted to eat anyone else, the rat started riding with the cat and often, on the cat. The dog will stand all day and let you talk to him and admire him for a few chin scratches. The mayor of Santa Barbara filmed this clip and sent it out as a Christmas card.

5 Responses

  1. It is not just acceptance. It is love. Love let them look after one another, with respect. But it is too bad that respect must be earned, not demanded.

  2. The three of them can get along without killing one another because
    1. they are well fed.
    2. they are content with what they have

  3. The link is down, just when i was needing to see some acceptance and love ;(. Is it hosted anyplace else that you know?

  4. Hey Bec – seems fine on my end and chances are good we’re on the same ISP. If you still can’t get it to load, just go to YouTube and do a search for dog cat rat.

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