ARE YOU AN ANIMAL LOVER? BY THAT I MEAN YOU RESPECT THEM AND WOULD NOT WANT TO HURT THEM, WHEN THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS TO DO SO [OF COURSE I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT DEFENDING YOURSELF OR YOUR LOVED ONE IF AN ANIMAL ATTACKS YOU].
GOD HAD LAWS FOR ANCIENT ISRAEL IN RESPECT TO CARING FOR AND TREATING ANIMALS; YOU'LL FIND THEM IN THE BOOKS OF MOSES [FIRST 5 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE].
ARE YOU A GIVING PERSON? THE BIBLE IS FULL OF ADMONITION TO BE A GIVING PERSON TOWARDS OTHERS.
I LOVE EXAMPLES - ESPECIALLY WHEN IT CONCERNS SOMEONE FAMOUS, THE SIDE OF THEM THAT MAYBE VERY FEW PEOPLE EVER KNOW OR HEAR ABOUT.
SO, HERE'S MORE ABOUT MARILYN M --
From the book "Marilyn Monroe - Private and Confidential" (2012)
.....On another occasion, Curtice saw the soft side of Marilyn's personality, during a trip to the 57th Street apartment: 'Marilyn decided she had to go out to get some shopping, so she took me with her. She wore a crazy disguise - dark wig and dark glasses, and people were looking because of it. She walked like Marilyn but didn't look like her. There was a homeless man and Marilyn walked right up to him, not at all afraid. "Things are not going well at the moment; are they?" she said. "No they're not" he said. She opened her purse and gave him $5 before walking on.'
In an interview in 1959, Marilyn spoke freely about the Roxbury home and explained that there was a working farm on the land. She admitted not knowing much about what went on there, but she did know that the farmer kept cows. Unfortunately, it became apparent exactly what happened to the animals, during an incident witnessed by Curtice Taylor: 'We [Curtice and his brother] were out in the field which belonged to Arthur but was managed by a farmer. While we were walking we saw a cow that had just given birth, and said, "Wow look at that"; we knew we had to go and get Marilyn because she would be thrilled. We got her and she was thrilled and amazed. The farmer came, checked the sex and discovered it was male. This was not good because he bred milking cows and wasn't interested in males. He went to the van and came back with a bag to put the calf in. Marilyn went completely hysterical and shouted, "You can't do that! You can't take it away from its mother!" She went absolutely crazy. She rushed back to the house and brought back money to try and buy the cow from the farmer. He wouldn't take the money and instead told her that he was the farmer, he had to do his job and the calf was going to be veal. She just didn't understand.'
Adding to Marilyn's distress that day was the discovery of a hawk trying to get some swallow chicks, which were nesting above her front porch. Upset by recent events, she spent a long time throwing rocks up at the hawk to chase it away, and spent the rest of the day feeling low and upset.......
She may not have made a friend out of Dorothy Jeakins, but Marilyn found several other confidants during the making of Let's Make Love. The first was psychiatrist Dr Ralph Greenson, whom she met at the Beverly Hills Hotel on the recommendation of her New York analyst, Marianne Kris; the second was Ralph Roberts, a massage therapist and actor who became her masseur and friend; and the third was Evelyn Moriarty, a young woman hired to be Marilyn's stand-in on Let's Make Love.
Moriarty worked with Marilyn for six weeks, without a single word being said between them: I didn't talk to her and she didn't talk to me,' she told the 'Marilyn: Then and Now' club; 'I had heard that she was difficult and I wasn't going to go up to someone that I didn't know.'This was a big problem for Marilyn on the Let's Make Love set, and Jack 'Waukeen' Cochran, who was hired to play an Elvis impersonator in the film, remembered that everyone was frightened to talk to her, which just added to her frustration and insecurity. He took matters into his own hands one day when she appeared on set, and he greeted her with a huge hug. She was surprised but delighted, and so he continued this practice for the remainder of his time on the film.
Moriarty was less sure how to approach her, and was pleased when Marilyn eventually took the initiative and came up to introduce the stunned stand-in to her pet cat, Serafina. 'It was a sweet, funny sort of thing to do,' remembered Moriarty, and after that the two became good friends. In later years she would always describe Marilyn in the most positive of ways, as demonstrated in the 'Marilyn Then and Now' interview: 'She was the most wonderful person that lived. I think that when she got up in the morning she used to wonder who she could help. You couldn't tell her that she had something nice on, because you got it the next day. She was very giving. She was fantastic' .........
NOW ALL THAT IS WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE LIKE, IT IS JUST PLAIN SIMPLE TRUE CHRISTIANITY.
NO MATTER OUR STATION IN LIFE, EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING THEY CAN GIVE TO OTHERS; BE IT MONEY, KINDNESS, A GOOD DEED, BEING LOVING, SYMPATHY, FRIENDLINESS, REJOICING WITH THOSE REJOICING, CRYING WITH THOSE THAT ARE CRYING, GIVING AN EAR TO THOSE WHO NEED SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO THEM; YES ALL OF THOSE THINGS RIGHT DOWN TO PRAYING FOR OTHERS. WE CAN ALL GIVE SOMETHING TO SOMEONE.
WE CAN APPRECIATE AND LOVE ANIMALS, EVEN IF WE DO NOT OWN ANY.
I'VE HAD A DOG AND I'VE HAD A CAT. THEY WERE GREAT, SWEET AND LOVING TOWARDS ME. I'M IN THE HORSE WORLD; I HAVE MY BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN PALOMINO MARE. I'M AROUND HORSE PEOPLE. WHAT SURPRISES ME A LOT, IS THAT HORSE PEOPLE ARE "INTO" HORSES BECAUSE THEY LIKE THEM, LOVE THEM...... BUT I JUST ABOUT NEVER HEAR PEOPLE TALKING TO THEIR HORSE/S!
THEY BRUSH THEM DOWN, SADDLE THEM UP, GO RIDING, GIVE THEM A PAT ON THE NECK AT TIMES, BUT I JUST ABOUT NEVER HEAR PEOPLE TAKING TO THEIR HORSE. IT KINDA BLOWS ME AWAY.
IS IT ME THAT IS A LITTLE STRANGE? BUT IT JUST SEEMS NATURAL TO ME THAT YOU'D WANT TO TALK TO YOUR HORSE IN SOME WAY. MAYBE PEOPLE THINK "WELL YOUR HORSE HAS NO CLUE WHAT YOUR TALKING TO THEM ABOUT, SO WHY BOTHER."
I'LL STOP AT SOME REALLY LUSH LONG GRASS AND LET MY HORSE EAT SOME. I'LL SAY TO HER "NOW THAT IS PRETTY GOOD SUPER GRASS GIRL; WOW YOUR ENJOYING THAT."
I'LL BE BRUSHING HER DOWN AND TALKING TO HER, "WELL YOUR LOOKING GOOD GIRL, KEEPING WELL SINCE I WAS LAST WITH YOU."
WOULDN'T DOUBT THAT OTHERS HEARING ME TALKING TO MY HORSE, THINK I'M A LITTLE STRANGE, AS MY HORSE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. BUT WHAT THEY MISS IS A HORSE CAN SENSE YOUR TONE OF VOICE, IF IT'S SOFT AND SMOOTH, THEY KNOW IT, AND IT HAS A CALMING EFFECT ON THEM.
THEY HAVE PROVED SOFT MELLOW MUSIC RELAXES AND CALMS HORSES, WHILE LOUD BANGING CLANGING MUSIC PUTS THEM ON EDGE. THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS COWBOYS SINGING MELODIC SONGS AT NIGHT TO THE CATTLE HERD AND TO HORSES, RELAXES THEM, FOR INDEED IT DOES.
AND YOU KNOW TALKING TO YOUR ANIMALS DOES YOU A WHOLE BUNCH OF GOOD ALSO; AS THEY SAY GOOD VIBES RUN THROUGH YOUR BODY. GIVE IT A TRY.