And it was in that moment that she realized, although her life had been battered, and littered with uncertainty… A voice, faint within her, called out those four unfaltering words, “You have made it”.
Christina Ellis, while taking a shower.


"…We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man.
In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.
They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.”

"…We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man.

In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.

They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.”

One of my photos of silly, loving Ingrid from the other day. I cannot describe what it feels like to see my photos of these beautiful animals being shared and loved by thousands of people. 
I am truly living the dream. 

One of my photos of silly, loving Ingrid from the other day. I cannot describe what it feels like to see my photos of these beautiful animals being shared and loved by thousands of people. 

I am truly living the dream. 

Can we rest now?

(Source: whataslayeris)

When I was a little girl my father was an angry man… We only had one dog in my family growing up, her name was Princess. She was a beautiful, white American Eskimo with a cream dot on her head. I remember she had the sweetest, most understanding brown eyes. I remember laying down on the carpet with her and wrapping my arms around her neck and hugging and kissing her for hours while she would just lay there and stare at me.

One day my father got pretty angry with Princess for urinating on the kitchen floor. I watched him throw her down our basement stairs, which were metal plated linoleum. He kicked her a lot and smacked her a lot too just like he did to me and my mom, and I guess in the wake of some sort of childhood intuition I saw her and I as one in the same. We were dealing with my father together, we were surviving. I understood her pain as she understood mine, and she protected me as I her when my father decided he wanted to take something out on us.

I’ve always seen non human animals in a different light. I’ve always had this sense that they understood everything and that it was us who are the incoherent, ultimately dumb species.

I do think my childhood, and Princess significantly shaped my life into what it is now.

Animals are here with us, not for us.
Jenny Brown


March was a sad month at FS,a few of the larger personalities at the farm have passed away and it’s painful. You realize they all become your family, and it’s just hard on everyone. Knowing the animal had a life lived with joy though, that’s the part that helps. 

big buddy Thunder, and I believe that is Orlando!!!! 

big buddy Thunder, and I believe that is Orlando!!!! 

Orlando as a little babe, He’s a big boy now!

Orlando as a little babe, He’s a big boy now!

ARI <3 Duh duh duh face he has. 

ARI <3 Duh duh duh face he has. 

Safran has the most perfect nose. 

Safran has the most perfect nose.