Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Odd Couple?



During one of our visits to Busch Gardens we caught the Cheetah exhibition. Here are two unlikely friends. Both are youngsters. Cheetahs like family groups and this one, for some reason, found himself alone. When Busch took him in with the other cheetahs, they knew they needed a go between. And wouldn't you know, they rescued this dog.They play and eat and live together.
The handlers brought out a stick with feathers on it for the cheetah to play, but the dog kept grabbing it instead. In fact cheetah didn't seem a bit interested.
So a ball was thrown out for them to chase. Boy, could that little one run!
But in the end, it was just companionship that they wanted. Acceptance and love.
"If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God's love? It disappears. And you made it disappear. My dear children, let's not just talk about love; let's practice real love." 1 John 3:17-18 (MS)
This year Father, may I "see" and then "do" for others as You have blessed me.
photos:karenrevans

12 comments:

Jean Wise said...

Great illustration, Karen. At first I thought it was Major. I am surprised that these two got along. yes an odd couple just looking for companionship. Good thoughts

LadyFi said...

What a sweet story!

Dave said...

Isn't it wonderful to see two totally different species get on so well? It's a pity we can't... - Dave

Kathy C. said...

awww

Auntie Cake said...

Oh Karen, that verse was just what I needed to hear today! Thanks. I always have a smile on my face when visiting you!

I used to have a chicken with a rabbit boyfriend. They were so cute together. They were together day in and day out. We still miss our own odd couple.

Have a wonderful weekend, hope it's warmer there than it is here! Windchill of minus thirty-five degrees today. Winter is back!
Kate

Shanda said...

Great post and a great motto for this year.

Hilary said...

What a beautiful pairing.. gotta love that. :)

icedgurl said...

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cheers!
..TREK..

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love it when the Lord pairs up two unlikely candidates. I think He's just showing us that we only THINK we have nature figured out!

Julie Gillies said...

Oh my goodness, Karen! Now those are strange room mates. You might say The Odd Couple. Haha! What an interesting story!

Have a wonderful week!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Wonderful!

Karen said...

Glad ya'll liked this odd couple. I had never heard of anything like this. Kate, you are close with a chicken and rabbit couple!

Good to hear from ya!