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Did you have a bath today?

March 11, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Myrtle Beach Wedding and Family Photos

 

 

I just got out of a long hot shower and the only thing I could think of while I was in my long hot shower was how it would feel if in my whole life I had never had a bath? How would it feel to never have had a clean body? Even worse, what if I was forced to stay in a place so small that I could not stand up tall and had to crouch down always? What if I had never had a brush in my hair?

 

What if I had never been allowed to touch the earth? What if, for my whole life, I had to endure not only my excrement but that of others around me? What if no one had ever spoken to me, or soothed me? What if I had been forced time and again to endure pregnancies and deliveries and then watched my babies be taken away from me, never being allowed to follow where they went? or see them? or hear them? What if one day, some people came and took me away from the cage? What if they expected me to run and jump at the sheer joy of it all? What if I had no idea how to stand tall? What if I had no idea what grass was? What if suddenly I was clean?

 

And all of these things I witnessed the today. All of these things....and I watched as workers, time and again, never lost patience with these precious babies because of their fear of another new experience. I listened as the story was told of the first time these animals had touched the ground, the earth;  something which did not have holes in it, did not have wire to catch their paws. I listened as they told the story of the dogs huddled en masse, crouched low and crawling the first time they felt earth beneath their feet and how a few brave ones left the huddle to explore and then another and another. This day.....this day, I watched miracles all day long. I hope you were lucky enough to see a few yourself.

 

 

 

All of the photos that we took today can be found here.


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