Are you an animal lover? Listen to my friend Marianne's experiences with animals.
A robin has been following me around my house and yard. It wakes me up
in the early morning with its warbling outside my bedroom window. When I
go outside, it appears out of nowhere and hops along in my presence. It
follows me to my car, and when I return it appears again. When I go in
the house, I see it looking up at the door. It perches on the rail and
begins singing its sweet tune. I go back out, it looks at me, and
continues following me. Even when I am sitting on our glider
in the yard, it comes as close as it can and stays there, sometimes
singing, sometimes looking for whatever it wants in the grass. This has
been going on since Saturday. At first, I thought it was my imagination
or a different robin. I thought a nest might be nearby. No to all three.
For some reason I do attract animals.
There used to be a baby rabbit in
our garden who always popped out when I walked by. Butterflies and
moths and fireflies circle around me and rest on my head and arm. Even
stray cats hear me returning home at night and race my car to my house.
Same thing happens at work. In the winter, a lone fox crossing the road
stops and looks right at me. Deer do the same. Maybe St. Francis, my
favorite saint, is trying to tell me something!