Sunday 10 November 2019

Remembering the Animals on Remembrance Sunday 💜

As it's Remembrance Sunday today we are remembering not only the people who have given their lives in war conflict but also the animals who serve alongside them to make our world a safer place.


The Purple Poppy 

The purple poppy is a symbol of remembrance in the United Kingdom for animals that served during wartime. The symbol was created in 2006 based on the principle of the traditional red remembrance poppy for Remembrance Day. 
The purple poppy was created in 2006 by the charity Animal Aid as a way to commemorate animals which served during conflicts as the charity viewed that they had been the forgotten victims of war. Approximately eight million horses and donkeys died during the First World War. It was created to be worn alongside red or white poppies. Animal Aid continued to sell the purple poppy with proceeds going to them until 2015 when they replaced the symbol with an enamel purple paw badge as they felt it was being misinterpreted — the animals are not "heroes" but victims. The purple poppy symbol was subsequently picked up by the Murphy's Army charity in 2016 and continued to be sold by them." Wikipedia


Here is my Sunday Selfie. Hope you all have a good day!

Rescue Pets Rock!

Ozzy is still waiting for his forever home. Let's find him one now!

"This lovely boy has been waiting for his forever home for a year. He is looking for an adult-only home. He can often be found soaking up the sun, meowing at the moon, or playing with his many toys. Ozzy can be unpredictable in his behaviour until he has formed a bond with you, but once he has, he is a very affectionate boy who will jump on your lap for cuddles and fuss. He needs the right home environment with a patient and understanding owner who is happy to work alongside our behavioural team to give him the space he needs whilst he builds trust. He can potentially go with other pets, if we feel they are the right fit for him. Could you be the one to offer this boy the forever home he truly deserves?" - Wood Green, The Animals Charity

Click here to find out more about him 



Brian's Home Blog said...

That is sure a nice remembrance post and a very pretty selfie sweet Athena!

The Florida Furkids said...

Great post! This is the first year we've heard about the purple poppy but we think it's a pawsome idea.
The Florida Furkids

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Lovely post to remember the animals in conflict.

meowmeowmans said...

What a lovely post for Remembrance Day, Athena. And we love your selfie! We will share about Ozzy. :)


Catscue Catmom said...

What a beautiful thing to do, a separate flower for the animals, I have never heard of this, it is wonderful.

pilch92 said...

Very nice remembrance post. XO

The J-Cats said...

That's a very beautiful Remembrance Day post, Athena. We had never heard of the Purple Poppy before.
Your own selfie is also furry beautiful - one of your best.

Summer said...

Nice selfie, Athena. I didn't know about the purple poppy before.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

So many lost their lives, and so many still forgotten in the mists of time.
May we remember them ALL.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I think this is just wonderful! I love the significance of the purple poppy, brilliant! Yes the animals who served should be acknowledged as well, well done! xoxo

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

I was aware of the massive carnage of horses in the first world war. The purple poppy thing is new to me as well. Great selfie again!

Eastside Cats said...

I hope that the entire world adopts the purple poppy!

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Ozzy looks precious and loving. I dearly hope he finds a home. We all need to remember and treasure animals and the Purple Poppy is really important.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Thank you for remembering our four-legged heroes.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thanks so much Athena for the great way to remember