It's been a long week folks, but Saturday is finally here, and with it comes a chance to relax at home and spend some precious time with our families and loved-ones - which in most homes includes some sort of an animal family member too!
One of the all-time favourite reports I remember reading on Allvoices was about the day it snowed in Pakistan, and how people were relaxing on the weekend, drinking spicy tea. I remember how it made me feel connected to the writer, so far away, yet so close in that shared remembered enjoyment of a nice cup of tea.
Along these lines and in an effort to get to know each other better, I would like to invite everyone to share a little bit about another universally-shared love amongst we humans, and that is our pets!
All around the globe people live with animals of all sorts and kinds. The unconditional love and comfort we find from these 'other' creatures we happily co-habit with can enrich us and sustain us, even through the most difficult of times.
I would love to hear your stories and comments - so please take a moment this weekend to add your pet's photo to the gallery, and include a little blurb about what makes them so special and unique!
Here are afew of my family members I wanted to share with you!
pics by Magpie, age 12