There are many people out there who are unaware of the enormous community of ‘animals’ who use Social Media like Twitter and Facebook. There are also many more who do know, but think that it is silly.
In truth, there are thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits and hamsters, even budgies. I know hedgehogs, a tiger, a squirrel and a whole collection of teddy bears.
This is a worldwide phenomenon, Bella has friends all over the world, in America, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, in India, South Africa and all over Europe. And it is growing every day.
There is a very good reason for this. Animals and their people, are, on the whole, friendly, understanding and caring. There are no prejudices in their world, there is no sexism, racism or religious hatred. They talk to each other with respect, and all are welcome.
If someone has a trauma, the animals rally round and give support, never more so than when one goes OTR. This week showed that, with the sad passing of Abby, a whippet from America, the sister of a very close friend of Bella’s, and mine.
There was a tribute flight by the #Aviators, a group of animals who escort them to the Rainbow Bridge to say a last farewell. It was very moving, and so many from all over the world joined in to say goodbye.
Anyone who loves their dogs knows that losing one of your own is a very sad experience, and a lot of humans who don’t have pets, just don’t understand how upsetting it can be.
So to have a whole community who does understand and empathise is a great support. I’m sure Winnie, Surfer and Jo-An would agree.
I have made some very good friends from Bella’s Twitter account, animal lovers like myself, and I would ask that anyone who thinks that it is silly, to think again.
Where else can you talk to like minded people all over the world and make friends with so many without any nastiness or being bombarded with adverts? Silly or not, Bella stays.