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About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.

Sad news

Dear friends of Ministry of Animals, I’m David, Rev. Lizzie’s husband. I am devastatingly sad to tell you that she passed of a cruelly aggressive cancer on June 15. She was diagnosed on April 8 – it was that fast. … Continue reading

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Tangled

A small knot of dog Managed to capture all the bedding Tangling limbs and dreams Like a sailor tying sheets to capture the wind. Oh holy Spirt, Fly with us as set sail, In dreams and in awakens.

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Ribit

How can someone sooo small Make so much noise! Never let your size determine what you have to say, If it’s important Let the world know!

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Camouflage

In a pile of brown leaves A rustling The leaves begin to move The a head emerges And a bright red flash Says, “ I am here” ……. We all need to be seen sometime, Just not all the time!

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Eulogy

When I first met them They both had glossy black curls Bouncing. Before we all went grey. They walked with purpose everywhere. The Caniche stopped years ago, Amelia never stopped. Perhaps they are walking together, again. …….. She was my … Continue reading

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Breeze

The breeze turns the birch leaves from silver to green And the whole tree shimmers A gust grabs a tuft of fur From the molting border collie and casts it onto a bush. What’s this I hear of butterflies flapping … Continue reading

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Daggers of Love

The tiniest of little black kittens Would fall asleep while kneading the palm of my hand. Soft paws, paddling back and forth, Purrs so petite you had to strain to hear. Once a pocket panther Able to be tucked into … Continue reading

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Role Play

She sits in the chair Watching Minnie Mouse and Buzz Lightyear Dance about outside…. “Oh please, “ She cajoles, “oh please…” “Can I go out to play too?” “I could be Mickey, or Bo Peep… But please, I wanna play … Continue reading

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Purple Ball

The purple ball was punctured Broken, deflated … Not so! It is better than ever! Declared the border collie. …………. Just because something isn’t the way you expect it, Doesn’t mean it isn’t fun.

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Bedecked

She comes to me with flowers in her hair… And seed pods, And hitch-hikers And Spanish needles intertwined With bits of mud…. She is a gardener! Certainly of my heart.

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