NATIONAL PET DAY April 11th

Our children indeed are our pets even when in teens and above!
God’s will and creations are unique and many can be our pets!
If we consider our pet a member of the family, we
Are normal humans. Millions have dogs and cats as lovely pets!
Fish, birds, gerbils and turtles are also deemed to be so by many.
We love pets and National Pet Day is the purr-fect our furry,
Feathery, or scaly friends on April Eleventh- today our pet day!
Here isaa what Mahakavi Bharathiyar expresses his love for pets as if he advises his pet children!
IN TAMIL

சின்னஞ் சிறுகுருவி போலே-நீ
திரிந்து பறந்து வா பாப்பா
வன்னப் பறவைகளைக் கண்டு – நீ
மனதில் மகிழ்ச்சி கொள்ளு பாப்பா!
கொத்தித் திரியுமந்தக் கோழி – அதைக்
கூட்டி விளையாடு பாப்பா.
எத்தித் திருடுமந்தக் காக்காய் -அதற்கு
இரக்கப் படவேணும் பாப்பா!
பாலைப் பொழிந்து தரும் பாப்பா! – அந்தப்
பசுமிக நல்லதடிப் பாப்பா!
வாலைக் குழைத்துவரும் நாய்தான் அது
மனிதற்குத் தோழனடி பாப்பா!
வண்டி இழுக்கும் நல்ல குதிரை நெல்லு
வயலில் உழுதுவரும் மாடு,
அண்டிப் பிழைக்கும் நம்மை ஆடு – இவை
ஆதரிக்க வேணுமடி பாப்பா!

TRANSLITERATION

Sinnanchiru kuruvi poalae – nee
Thirindhu parandhuvaa paappaa
Vannap paravailgaLaikkaNdu – nee
Manadhil magizhchi koLLu paappaa! (2)

Koththith thiriyumandha koazhi – adhaik
Kootti viLaiyaadu paappaa.
Eththith thirudumandhak kaakkaay – adharkku
Irakkap padavaeNum paappaa! (3)

Paalaip pozhindhu tharum paappaa – andhap
Pasu miga nalladhadi paappaa
Vaalaik kuzhaiththu varum naaydhaan – adhu
Manidharkkuth thoazhanadi paappaa! (4)

VaNdi izhukkum nalla kudhirai – nellu
Vayalil uzhdhu varum maadu.
ANdip pizhaikkum nammai aadu =ivai
Aadharikka vaeNumadi paappaa! (5)

TRANSLATION
Like a small pigeon that plays around–you
Here and there, everywhere run and play my child.
Looking at the colorful birds around –you
Have all joy ever in your mind my child! (2)

The hen that goes and picks its food-make
Friend and play with that my child.
The crow that stealthily hps and eats-you
Have to sympathize with it my child! (3)

The cow black that gives milk white-that
Indeed is a nice and good cow my child;
The dog that comes around with its wagging tail it
Is a great friend of a man my child! (4)

The good horse that pulls the cart – paddy crop
Tilled by the bull in brown nice;
The goat that depends on us for life – all these
To be taken care of by us, my child! (5)

Let us enjoy this National Pet Day ith our pets at home!

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Last two photos are by S. Nivetha and these are her past pets.

JULY 21st WORLD MONKEY DAY!

Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient Lord Almighty
Creator of the entire Universe-all living beings mighty
Men and women, trees and plants, animals and birds,
Seas and lakes, tanks and streams, water falls share!

Of all the animal beings, many are divine-feels India
Dogs and cows, peacock and monkeys, crows and cocks
And many many others- monkey in fact from which man hails
Deemed ancestors- great devotee of Lord Rama – never fails!

“World Monkey Day” is today the twenty first July- holy day
Monkey knows its target clear, reaches in its own way
As his descendent know not my goal clear and focus not
To reach-fickle minded I am- Lord Anjaneya give me a loT!

“Budhdhir balam, yasho dhairyam
Nirbhayathvam arogatham
Asaadhyam, vak paduthvamcha
Hanumath saraNath, smaraNath baveth!”

Wisdom and strength, fame and courage
Fearlessness and freedom from sickness
Free from ignorance, power of the tongue
For all
We surrender to Hanuman
We chant His name!

 

 

 

SONG OF A SQUIRREL

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Oh, my Lord, the Almighty among your million creations
A creature tiny I am, yet proud of my birth –admiration
Showered on me by Lord Rama whose fingers three fondled
On my back for the little service rendered for making the bridge!

Trees of all sizes and shapes, house tops big and small make my home
At will, with ease and peace, joy and poise, I jump here and there roam
Sing in praise of the Lord and His creations, eat sweet fruits and nuts
To my heart’s content right from the trees and plants with strong guts!

Blessed with voice melodious, I make others enjoy my songs
Young and old, healthy and the sick, one and all like my voice
I served the Lord along with men and monkeys to build the bridge
May you my friends, build bridges of love and friendship with all to live!

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Oct 6 World Wildlife Day,

 

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In the wonderful creation of God wildlife an important limb
Humans and animals, plants and trees all integral limbs of body
universe- will of God is peaceful coexistence of all in joy
Alas! Conflict arises among all leading to disharmony.

“Live and let live” be the watchword for all HIS creations more for men
Unfortunate the man superior wants to control each and all
Here is the “WORLD WILDLIFE DAY” a holy day declared by the UN
To be followed by all for a greater harmony and peace for all.

Environmental protection, no deforestation all for sure
To be kept on priority high and tall among all for quite pure
“The Future of Wildlife is in our hands”- the theme for the current year
Let us keep it deep in our minds and work to realize all over!

 

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World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness!

Oct 4 World Animal Day

 

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Animals are the great creation of the Lord Almighty
To play co living beings with the humans lovely mighty.
Trees and plants, fruits and leaves to be of food to all in HIS scheme
Water, air supplement for the health and joy of all- a theme!

Animals mild and wild, have their hearths and homes here and their nice
Living with men in their homes and making their homes exclusive-
In forests dense- the men have to ensure their comfort and peace
Today is WORLD ANIMAL DAY- men to resolve to take care!

Voiceless and dumb the poor animals are- God’s creation great
They have a right for living decent and we have to help- neat
But alas man superior shoots, traps and kills for food and skin
Condemned by great Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar in verses many-kin!

 

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28th SEPTEMBER-WORLD RABIES DAY.

 

 

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Living beings are the wonderful creations of the Lord Almighty
Meant to be at peace and harmony-to each other supplementary
Many a time they all-humans, animals, trees and plants fight with others
Lo, a retribution by God for the misdeeds of HIS own creations.

Man with senses six-superior-prevails over the animals
Less fortunate and yet when provoked dogs, cats, monkey, mongoose and jackals
Scare, make the people run, lick, scratch, bite- mad or nice dogs bite spread rabies
Fatal yet preventable cent per cent- WORLD RABIES DAY was yesterday.

Rabies-Educate, vaccinate, eliminate-the message gives the day
Let not the minor lick or scratch be ignored, apply not irritants
Let not the wounds be packed or stitched- first aid-apply iodine, alcohol
Consulting Doctor- timely-appropriate treatment cures and saves all!

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Pets of 16 weeks of age or older and in good health to be vaccinated for Rabies. Cats & Dogs.

MAN IN HIS GREED AND NEEDS

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

Sweet melodious song of the bird
Behind the grills I sat and heard
That little beautiful bird perching
On the branch of neem tree singing
Its lovely song of harmony and peace
Heralding the dawn of new age with ease!

Voice of the crow, bark of the dog
Scent of flowers, chillness of fog
Breeze from the sea, charm of the hill
Rise and fall of the surging waves!
Grace of God and gift of nature
Man to save and secure future!

Alas! man in his greed and needs
Takes to his cruel acts and deeds!
Oh! God grant good sense to the world
To live clean and save people bold!