I am thankful for all of the moments of kindness and compassion people show to animals. They don’t do it because they’ll get something back from it, they do it because they recognize that we are all part of something bigger than ourselves. They understand that it is what we are meant to do. They understand that “dominion over animals” means it is our duty to protect and safeguard the animals, feed them and care for them when they cannot help themselves. We are all God’s creatures and we all need special attention sometimes. Further, we are all the Lord’s shepherds, but only some of us recognize it. And I am thankful these people walk upon this earth with me.