A few weeks ago I wrote about Commander Crowe’s planned trip to the U.S. for what could have been his last appearance as a racing trotter. His journey was a bit delayed; however, he went there and scored an astounding victory. Now, one of the owners is not certain if they will retire the horse. Where’s the respect?
Yes, I know we’ve talked a lot about this stunning creature as a racing trotter, but what of the individual himself? I saw the same caretaker with him on many of his racing appearances here in Sweden, and I could see her sincere passion for the horse. She knew that horses are very sociable animals and that they respond to hugs and caresses. Commander Crowe has had a few scary times since he went to France, and maybe the French-born trainer is lacking in a few social skills. Maybe it’s too much about the money and fame that comes with winning.
Commander Crowe has earned his place in the Trotting Hall of Fame, if you will, so why not let him enjoy his status and present him to the people who would cherish the opportunity to see, touch and marvel at his looks? One can never get too many hugs in this world of uncertainty, and only by giving personal attention to a living creature will that creature know that you really care.
Did you ever meet a person who told you that they were never hugged as a child? If you think that this isn’t an important part of life, then you have missed out on reality. I’ve learned more about the failures of humans from Animal Planet than I could ever expect to know from my daily life as a human. Many animals know about the significance of caressing.