Mickey Mouse and the Baby Chickens

I’ve known Jerry for almost two years now and wanted to share a little of his developing empathy, compassion and self-awareness through some stories about his engagement with animals and pets. It’s very encouraging.

My Adopted Kid

I’ve known Jerry for almost two years now and wanted to share a little of his developing empathy, compassion and self-awareness through some stories about his engagement with animals and pets. It’s very encouraging.

The Death of the Finches

A couple of days after Jerry first came to live with me (almost two years ago), I bought him three finches at a local market. Ever well-intentioned, I thought the little birds would be good pets and help teach him a sense of responsibility, but it was a crazy idea.

Actually the thought of a little kid, who only days earlier had been roaming around the street living in pure survival mode, having a developed sense of empathy that would enable to him love and care for pets was completely naive of me. He killed the first finch within a few hours. The second finch escaped within inches of its life and I can still picture…

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