animals

The Difference Between Humans and Animals

"Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

“What made you establish man in so great a dignity?” A couple of weeks ago I was at a farmer’s market on a lovely spot right by the ocean. One of the booths that featured woodwork had a carved sign display saying: “Animals are People Too!” Certainly, I don’t think the author of that statement meant for us to take […]

The Difference Between Humans and Animals

"Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

“What made you establish man in so great a dignity?” A couple of weeks ago I was at a farmer’s market on a lovely spot right by the ocean. One of the booths that featured woodwork had a carved sign display saying: “Animals are People Too!” Certainly, I don’t think the author of that statement meant for us to take […]

Heaven Would Be No Fun Without Animals

A Boy's Best Friend

I first met him at my in-laws’ house, situated way out in the woods. When I spotted a large black blur with blisteringly white fangs charging toward me, I nearly had a heart attack.  I whimpered in fear, but my brother-in-law said calmly, “Don’t worry, Lo, that’s just Smut.” The lumbering dog suddenly stopped in its tracks – and I put out […]