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28 Feb 2012

Weeping buckets

I read the Daily Mail (online) every day, roughly every hour. I don't often agree with the politics, propaganda and often libellous stories but what I do love reading is about the natural world - the real world. I'm talking acts of kindness, wildlife photography and animal magic. Today there was a story headlining about a woman who was out riding her horse and it got stuck in a quagmire. It was sinking, stuck and in danger of being drowned with the incoming tide. The photographs were enough to relay the story to me in full. The pain and love in these photos alone had me in floods of tears; oh how I empathise with that kind of love and pain.

The owner, here, was sinking but offering to stay and calm her beloved pet

You can feel how much pain she was suffering by trying to steady and comfort the horse

And this picture? Oh my, bwah bwah bwah - heart wrenchingThe cruel twist to the story was the absurd amount of people commenting saying how foolish she was to stay with the horse with an incoming tide. To me, that's the hate spewing out of their empty souls. To love and be loved, one has to experience emotion. Those persons with swinging bricks, in place of a heart, shouldn't make such a ridiculous judgement.
**my heart is destroyed by people who have
no compassion and love for animals**

You can read the story and how it all unfolded HERE

On a lighter note, here is a tag I made a while back but forgot to share. Ive had that Tim Holtz die for EVER and its the first time I used it. **shame on me**



See you tomorrow for more crazy shenanigans from the Wiseman household.

Love
Kirsty x
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27 comments:

susiesu said...

O thanks for sharing that moving story with us Kirsty - as one of the comments says all the bad comments came from the British!!! btw love the tag you have crammed so much on it - it is fab dabby delish lol susiesu xxx

Jane said...

Thanks for sharing the story Kirsty, I probably wouldn't have seen it if you hadn't bogged it. I have walked that coastline, my sister & family live in Geelong, the coastline there is very rugged & wild, very beautiful too!

Oh & guess what, your tag is pretty awesome too :)
Jane x

fionalawlor said...

*Sniff* Ok you got me! I cried my eyes out too lol Thank god they were ok, I was fully expecting there to be a sad ending to the story (for the horse) But No!! Yayyy!! Ahhh Im all cheered up now :) Thanks for posting that Kirsty, I would not have seen it either, what a brave woman Astro's owner is :)
Your tag is stunning too btw love all of the fabby little embellishments, too cute!!
Fiona L x

Carole Z said...

Thanks for sharing the story Kirsty...I have tears in my eyes and seeing the final photo in the extended story was just magic. I would have done the same. The tag is gorgeous, I love getting a plain tag and altering it, Carole Z xx

Sheilagh said...

I like you read the Mail Online each day, this story had me at the first photo.What a wonderful brave horse and devoted owner. The bad comments are just as heartbreaking. They show that compassion is disappearing fast in this sad world.

Sue said...

I feel sorry for those that made the comments. Their lives must be so empty without the unconditional love of an animal.

I would give my life for my Song. She's more than 'just' a dog. She is my family.

Quirky Boots said...

bloody hell kirsty its only 8am and i'm already im balling, what a hell of a story - i would do the same for any of my animals i love them dearly, sod the swinging bricks eh x

Mrs F said...

Wonderful story and shows their are good compassionate people in this world, unfortunately they don't seem to live in Britain. I despair at our country at the moment, so much anger and hatred, it's a sad place to live :(.

Great tag Kirsty xx

Fiona said...

Just read the entire story, and so pleased that there was a happy ending for Astro. The expression on his face was heartbreaking, how lucky that he had such a devoted owner. Read a similar story recently about a british man who rescued his dog who fell in a pond covered in ice, and of course there were the same comments about how foolish he was. But could you leave them, really ??? I know I couldn't.

Redanne said...

Such a moving story Kirsty, thank you for sharing it, I am so glad that it had such a happy ending!
I love this TH die and use it often but love what you have done with the tag, it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Its a beautiful story - I was so relieved the horse was okay. I dont understand peoples negative comments (and on twitter and online), what was she supposed to do Shrug her shoulders and walk away? I loathe the spiteful comments people make - I can only think that they live desperate lives. Thanks for the tip re the horse.
Best reards Carole

Anonymous said...

I am not (don't shoot me) an animal lover. I do however have human compassion and the image of the horse is heartbreakingkly tragic. I hate to see any living thing suffer. I just wish that animal lovers would allow those of us who don't have any great love for them the freedom to feel that way. Compassionate or not people should always take presidence over animals. Clare

Lisa said...

Kirsty, I love the needlework tag x

Anonymous said...

I can quite understand that womans love for her horse.I have a dog named Stan, he is now 11 and I would crawl over thin ice for him just like the man did who was featured in The Daily Mail 22nd Feb. I would definitely risk my own life for him !!!!!I dont care what anyone else would say. Great tag by the way :)

sandysewin said...

Goodness! Don't send me "cry your eyes out" stories so early in the day. My contacts get all gooped up when I cry and then I can't see a thing the rest of the day.

I'm so glad that story had a happy ending. Bravo to all the folks who stepped in to help. (And Boo to the negative commenters. Sheesh.)

I love your tag, especially the saying; gotta remember that one. :-)

Anonymous said...

we would possibly love an animal but how would you feel if she had needed to be rescued and receive emergency care from people who needed to risk their lifes to rescue her? How would you feel if she had a family who relied on her income and care and then had to tell her family this person was dead because she stayed there to rescue a horse? I dont think it is wrong but sometimes people think oh its an animal blah blah blah and then forget humans work in all sorts of dangerous situations to rescue humans who risk their lifes!!! fireman, paramedics and police, coast guards , life boat crews[ volunteers] all DIE because they are trying to help others and they dont get the support of the paid army staff etc who are also working --- their families are then left without their loved one becasue they helped someone like this woman and a horse!!

Kirsty Wiseman said...

sometimes, anonymous, you just dont get it. You really don't. **walks away, shaking head**

Heather said...

well said Kirsty <3
I read this on the bus this morning & I almost sobbed at the compassion this woman had for her beloved companion. We have the choice to do what we want to do - until some officianado comes along with his clipboard & shakes his head. There was a case last year where police & fire crews were ordered not to wade into a boating lake to rescue a drowning man who had fallen in. I mean COME ON!! The police & fire crews involved were willing to jump in as that is what they are trained to do but somebody with a hi-vis jacket said NO ITS TOO DANGEROUS. Hello??
Sorry for sounding off Kirsty but really my blood is boiling!! lol xx

Barbara said...

I was scared to read the story in case it had a sad ending but couldnt stop myself! I feel sorry for people who dont like animals, they really dont know what they are missing. My little bichon is 8yrs old and a big part of my family, I would have done the same as that woman, animals are so faithful and loving, what a shame humans arent the same.

Savannah said...

I have two horses and I can honestly say that I don't know a single horse owner who WOULDN'T do this for their horse. They really are like additional kids and I would happily get hurt defending either one of them.

Debo said...

I didn't follow the link as I couldn't bear to read it but I caught it on the tv news last night. I had assumed that the horse had died but when I knew that he had survived it made it more bearable. What an incredible story and what an amazing lady! Blimey, what she must have gone through!

Our pets are part of our families - would 'Anonymous' approve of trying to save a child?

Debo said...

I didn't follow the link as I couldn't bear to read it but I caught it on the tv news last night. I had assumed that the horse had died but when I knew that he had survived it made it more bearable. What an incredible story and what an amazing lady! Blimey, what she must have gone through!

Our pets are part of our families - would 'Anonymous' approve of trying to save a child?

Debo said...

Sorry, so busy fuming that I forgot to say how much I love the tag!

Debbie

Lisa-Jane said...

I really like animals but we don't currently have any pets other than fish. I wouldn't call myself an animal lover but I totally understand the woman wanting to stay with her horse. I felt heartbreak on her behalf as much as heartbreak for the horse. I can't bear seeing anyone or anything panicking and scared and I don't think anyone who has any empathy inside them can. Just so glad they are all okay.

DebC said...

I was crying before I even finished the story! I cannot myself believe how cruel people are about animals. I see post on facebook from animal activist and everytime I am in tears and sometimes cannot look at the photos. That is the problem with the world. So many people don't care about anything. Animals love so unconditionally and if we all could adapt that practice just think how wonderful the world would be.
Deb C

Marcea said...

Oh what a sad story. Thankyou for having such a beautiful heart. It is good to feel emotion, good and bad. That is how we know we are alive. I am sat here having a quiet sob now but I would rather have than than nothing at all <3

xxx

Marlou McAlees said...

hi Kirsty , long time from i visited you (",) hope you are well, im loving all your fab card creations and this project is "FAB":) xx