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Animal Friendships at Rocky Ridge Refuge

There’s an important life lesson that’s become our motto at Green Bamboo Publishing: animals have a lot to teach us.

With all the war that exists and all the fear of other people because maybe they are “different” from what you know, it is always heartwarming to see that even in the animal world differences can be overcome.

Of course, the cutest instances of this are interspecies best friends. Sure, some of you must have a dog and a cat that get along, but what about a puppy and a capybara? Or a dog and a goat?

At Rocky Ridge Rescue, animal friendships abound! This refuge was the inspiration of one woman, Janice Wolf. The real beauty of her refuge is that she takes in sick, injured, and exotic animals that wouldn’t be accepted at other rescue centers. Maybe the animals realize the second chance they’ve been given, because they are all so keen on supporting one another!

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While all of the animals at Rocky Ridge are special, a few stand out for their extra special personalities. For example, there is Cheesecake the capybara who loves to adopt puppies. Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world, and have very sweet and nurturing personalities. How fortunate that the orphaned puppies that come to Rocky Ridge are welcomed by a new mother? Sure, she may not be of the same species, but when it comes to being a good parent, it’s love that is the key ingredient anyway.

Another angel at Rocky Ridge is Butterbean, a bull terrier who likes animals with hooves. She’s got a baby goat that’s a best pal. They love to snuggle and play! And when Janice discovered that Bazinga the miniature horse had dwarfism, Butterbean was there to offer nurture and support.

There are so many things we can learn from Rocky Ridge Refuge. For one, that the power of a single person is greater than we realize. For two, that we should never let differences stand in the way of friendship and love.

If you’d like to donate to Rocky Ridge Refuge, please visit their website:  www.rockyridgerefuge.com

You can also find these friendly characters in the book Watermelon PartyOrder a copy and proceeds are donated to Rocky Ridge Refuge: greenbamboopublishing.com/order

5 Lessons we learn from animal friendships

We all know that friendship is one of the magic elixirs of life and animal friendships are no different. At the very least, they provide adorable photos that break up our Facebook news feeds with bursts of cuteness. But on a much deeper level, animal friendships provide us with valuable life lessons. Here are five lessons from the animals at Rocky Ridge Refuge that we should all take to heart:

1. Size doesn’t matter.

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Even those that look like they’re the biggest, toughest of the bunch have soft spots for friends. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. And that even the smallest among us have a whole lot of love to offer.

2. Life is better with snuggles

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Just look at these faces! Everyone loves a good nap, but we bet it is extra cozy when you’re snuggled up to a pile of adorable baby deer.

3. Sharing makes things more fun

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Hanging solo can be nice, but add a couple critters and you’ve got a party! Besides, eating a whole watermelon by yourself could end up in a tummy ache. And who knows? Maybe someday someone will go ahead and  write a book about your party adventures. 😉

4. Anyone can be friends, no matter their differences

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Anyone who thinks looks matter when it comes to friends is missing many great friendship opportunities in life. If this tortoise can become friends with this Great Dane, then it goes to show that just about anyone can build a bond if they put their hearts to it.

5. Never underestimate the healing power of love

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When you’re sick or feeling blue, is there anything better than a warm hug? Studies show that there is a direct correlation between wound healing and stress. We all know that love can relieve stress, so love literally has healing abilities.

If you’d like to see all of these animal friendships in one place, check out the book Watermelon Party. Proceeds are donated to help the animals at Rocky Ridge Refuge. Order your copy today and help save a life! 

The inspiration behind Watermelon Party

There’s an important life lesson that’s one of our mantras at Green Bamboo Publishing: animals have a lot to teach us.

With all the war that exists and all the fear of other people because maybe they are “different” from what you know, it is always heartwarming to see that even in the animal world differences can be overcome.

Of course, the cutest instances of this are interspecies best friends. Sure, some of you must have a dog and a cat that get along, but what about a puppy and a capybara? Or a dog and a goat?

RRR!At Rocky Ridge Rescue, which is where our book Watermelon Party takes place, animal friendships abound! This refuge was the inspiration of one woman, Janice Wolf. The real beauty of her refuge is that she takes in sick, injured, and exotic animals that wouldn’t be accepted at other rescue centers. Maybe the animals realize the second chance they’ve been given, because they are all so keen on supporting one another!

While all of the animals at Rocky Ridge are special, a few stand out for their extra special personalities. For example, there is Cheesecake the capybara who loves to adopt puppies. Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world, and have very sweet and nurturing personalities. How fortunate that the orphaned puppies that come to Rocky Ridge are welcomed by a new mother? Sure, she may not be of the same species, but when it comes to being a good parent, it’s love that is the key ingredient anyway.

RRRAnother angel at Rocky Ridge is Butterbean, a bull terrier who likes animals with hooves. She’s got a baby goat that’s a best pal. They love to snuggle and play! And when Janice discovered that Bazinga the miniature horse had dwarfism, Butterbean was there to offer nurture and support. (Stay tuned to read more about it in the next book of our Rocky Ridge series).

There are so many things we can learn from Rocky Ridge Refuge. For one, that the power of a single person is greater than we realize. For two, that we should never let differences stand in the way of friendship and love.

 

If you’d like to donate to Rocky Ridge Refuge, please visit their website: www.rockyridgerefuge.com

 

Proceeds from Watermelon Party are also being donated to Rocky Ridge Refuge. Click here to order your copy: Hard Cover or Soft Cover

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