JADE, WILLOW & SKYE

Body Image

Hi! I’m Jade, and I am a Maine Coon cat. Interesting fact: Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cats. That being said, not everyone knows that, and when we have visitors at our home, many of them look at me and say things like “wow he’s huge!”, or, ¬†“oh my, he’s fat!”.

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I just wanted to say that no matter how different you may feel you are from others, and no matter who you are, receiving comments, such as “huge”, “fat”, etc. is hurtful, inappropriate, and unjustifiable. Of course, if medical advice is administered in a polite, controlled way by a physician for health purposes, that’s a different story. But the fact of the matter is that we need to build each other up, understand each other, and work to make the world a more positive place to be.

That being said, I am glad that we are living in a time where body image and body positivity are things that are being adressed more and more, and that the molds we tirelessly try to fit ourselves into are being broken down one by one.

There is beauty in shapes, wrinkles & white hair !!! Never change !!!

-Jade

JADE, WILLOW & SKYE

Thankful

Hi everyone! My name is Willow, I am an 8 year old Boston Terrier. In my family, we share and take turns in posting on the Peas & Peace blog.

Speaking of my family, let me introduce them to you!

Firstly, there’s Jade, he’s my older brother. He’s a ten year old Maine Coon cat, and needless to say, he’s huge (weighs more than I do)! Visitors often comment on his size, but it’s just common of the breed, so usually, after a comment’s made, we clarify that he’s just big boned (not chubby), so as not to hurt his feelings.

Then, there’s Skye, my ¬†little sister, she’s a two year old Yorkshire Terrier. I love her, although at my age I realllyyy enjoy my afternoon naps, and Skye always comes to sit on me while I’m resting, then nudges me until I play with her.

Next, there’s Cristina, she’s a human… interesting species! She feeds me, takes me for walks, cuddles me and sometimes has to discipline me, like when I wander off and don’t necessarily come back as soon as I’m called. I understand where she is coming from and know that she will always protect me no matter what.

After Cristina, there’s Maurice, human as well. He’s super great, I can do what I want when he’s around!

And lastly, there is Arielle, she is my human mama. I dont live with her because she is away for her studies and I miss her very much.

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I am very thankful for my family, and all families that have opted for a plant based lifestyle.

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-WILLOW