Friday, December 4, 2009

The Two Swallows

Hi Everyone,

My sister sent me an email this morning and then called me after sending the email, to warn me that I needed to have a tissue in hand when I read it...she was right. I love animals and these little Swallows pulled at my heartstrings!

I don't know if the story is true or not, but nonetheless, it is touching. But...if it is true, I have a big problem with the photographer not putting the camera down and offering some sort of aide to the sweet little bird!

Here's the story with photo's:
His mate is injured; she was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road.

He brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion.
He brought her food again, but was shocked this time to find her dead. Then he tried to move her (a rarely-seen effort for swallows).
Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never come back to him again, he cries out with adoring love.
He stood beside her, telling the world that he is saddened by her death.
Finally aware that she would never return to him, he stood beside her body with only sadness and sorrow.

Millions of people in America , Europe and India cried after seeing these photos. The photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the most famous newspaper in France . All copies of that edition were sold out on the day these pictures were published.
You have just witnessed Love and Sorrow Felt by God's creatures.
And many people will still believe animals don't have a brain or feelings...

Watch your thoughts, for they become words;
Watch your words, for they become actions;
Watch your actions, for they become character;
Watch your character, for it becomes destiny.


  1. I shoot Sparrows because they try to kick my Blue Birds out of their houses. Blue birds can be rare and hard to get unless you have proper houses for them and open fields with tree covering the surrounding areas of fields. Sparrows are bullies. However, this post does make one kind of sad.

  2. This is heart felt. Here at the farm I have Barn Swallows and they are aggresive. I think it's cool. I too have Blue birds and they seem to get along. I have sparrows also. But the Blue Jays keep them in check.