"Look how beautiful and delicate and intricate she is. This incredible little creature has brought so much curiosity into my life. I'm so in love. One of my goals is to teach people to love every animal--even the ones they were taught to hate. Keeping strange(r) pets has taught me to search for the little personalities inside them. Even the bugs we keep have the most incredible and delicate ways. When some people hear about my pets, they tell me they squash beetles and chop up or shoot snakes. I cannot imagine deeper ignorance. Invalidating the soul of an animal has to be one of the worst things a human can do (note: if your life is being threatened by an animal, you have to do what you have to do). My greatest dream is for people to love all animals. My snake isn't going to bite you (she's terrified of you). She is beautiful and her tiny life matters so much. (Please try not to tell me if you hate her, it makes me so sad). All animals want to live and love. Please remember this the next time you find your foot over a bee. Be nice to animals and your heart will be transformed by the gratitude they show you."
:: These words have been like a balm to my thoughts all week...borrowed with permission from Izzy's Instagram ::