Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two Friends...

This was sent to me by my dear cousin
Phyllis and I thought how true.
Thought you might all enjoy it.

Two friends
After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments. The veterinarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment center. The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being treated. The 2 lost souls met and have been inseparable ever since.

The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend. They are together 24 hours a day in all their activities.


They live in Northern California where swimming is their favorite past time, although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and needs his friend's help to swim.
Together they have found the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship.

They have a friendly shoulder to lean on.


Long Live Friendship!
I don't know......some say life is too short, others say it is too long, but I know that nothing that we do makes sense if we don't touch the hearts of others.......while it lasts!

20 comments:

Laurie said...

Wow Sharon, writing through tears. This is so touching. I'm taking every word to heart. Thank-you for sharing with a animal lover and softy.

Marlene said...

Oh what a touching story..The look in thier eyes says it all.. they found each other..brought tears to my eyes...

Jasmine said...

Lovely Sharon, I have a big smile now. Thank you :)

Diane said...

Oh, Sharon, this made me cry! I am forwarding it to my two daughters who both love, love, love animals! They will be so touched too. Thank you for sharing this!
Hugs,
Diane

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

They are so cute Sharon! Look at those faces.....

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sharon:
What a sweet post. How heartwarming to see these two have found and treasure each other. Just like us with our friends in Blogland.
Have a great day.
xoxo
Donna

Snap said...

Oh, YES! Hugs to you, dear friend!!!!

Merry said...

That is so beautiful Sharon...thanks so much for sharing the story and the photos.

erin said...

oh how i love this story!! yes...we do need each other. and the love. we need the love. thank you for sharing.

Judy S. said...

What a neat story, Sharon. Thanks for sharing it.

Pearl said...

Sharon that was the sweetest story ever! I love this when two animals can comfort each other. My eye's are swelling with greatfulness for these two unlikely pair. Your so sweet Sharon I received your letter today and posted about in on my blog. You touched my heart!

Createology said...

True friendship loves with the heart...no matter what. Such an important lesson to learn that these two are proof. Thank you for sharing...

Maya @ Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I saw this show -the most amazing and heart warming story!!!

It's me said...

Ooooo so sweeeeeeeeeeet those two !!! i really like !!!...nice blog you have !! i follow now....come to visit mine...and maybe you will follow me too.........i come from Pearl blog.....happy day .....love Ria....

Zuzu said...

Oh my goodness, Sharon - I love this so much! How very sweet and wonderful friendship is!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

:)
Zuzu

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Precious! I love it!

wendy said...

What a beautiful post! I loved it and the pictures are priceless!

hometown girl said...

how utterly sweet this is, a good lesson for us all! have a super weekend! susan

Sandy Byers said...

I could just KISS those faces! What an amazing story. Love lives everywhere, doesn't it? Thank you so much for posting this. I will leave a wonderful smile wrinkle on my face for the rest of my life.

The Rustic Victorian said...

This was on TV somewhere a while back, how sweet to see it again, great shots of them together. We can learn from the critters! I am glad you shared it.
Love
Marcie