Beauty is defined by what’s inside me, not inside the magazines – Have you ever looked into the eyes of a Shar Pei or Mexican Hairless dog? I have, and it never fails to make me smile. Their beauty comes from looking just exactly how God intended, and doing a brilliant job of it. Beauty, being in the eye of the beholder, is illustrated by our pets more anything else in the world.
As your kitty ages, or your dog develops yet another “hot spot” do they become less beautiful? Quite the opposite. We see in our pets the creativity of our creator and sheer perfection in difference. For some unfortunate reason, this view doesn’t always apply to the human race. We sometimes value one skin color, or dress size, over another. Hmm.
I’ve learned from my pets that if you judge them from what’s on the outside, or even from what the world has to say, it’ll be to your own detriment. You’ll never learn that a pet rat can actually lay it’s head on your feet and gaze up at you with affection or that a five foot snake can bring out the nurturing side of a six foot teenage boy.