10 April 2016
Today’s prompt: Imperfection! Imperfections—in things, in people, in places—add character to life. Tell us about an imperfection that you cherish.
I’m going to be talking about imperfections in animals in general. There’s a few main ones that I’m going to address. Now, I don’t call these imperfections—because animals are perfect how they are—but for the sake of this post, that’s what we’ll refer to them as.
First, I want to talk about three-legged dogs. I don’t know why, but for as long as I can remember, I have loved three-legged dogs. There’s something about them that just makes me happy. They’re missing a limb, and yet, they are always happy. Their tails don’t stop wagging and they do not stop running. It’s amazing watching them just run about. It literally melts my heart when I see a dog with three legs. I find it really hard to think about the fact that people may not want their dog anymore if something happens and it only has three-legs. One less leg doesn’t make it any less lovable. Dogs are literally the best thing that ever happened to humans. We don’t deserve them and one day, I hope to rescue a three-legged dog that may never find a home otherwise.
Next on my list, are two-headed baby snakes. I know it can be very dangerous for the snake, but if I saw a two-headed snake, I wouldn’t think, “ew, that’s ugly”. My first thought would be “oh poor baby, it’s so cute, but so sad”. Two heads means it’s twice as nice! Seriously, baby snakes are so cute, and two-headed ones just look adorable! They end up looking like some mythical dragon-like creature!
Lastly, animals with melanism are incredibly beautiful. Melanism occurs when the melanin in the skin develops a dark-coloured pigment. It is often referred to as the opposite of albinism. I’ve actually seen a lot of animals with melanism and let me tell you, they are beautiful. There’s something incredibly majestic about these animals. They look mysterious and intriguing, though they are considered ‘wrong’ to some people.
These are just some of the imperfections in animals that I love.