Animals bring us peace

Les animaux nous apportent la paix

English version below the picture

The Knight in conversation with the Duchess’s horse.
Le chevalier en conversation avec un cheval de la duchesse

La présnce d’animaux apporte un sentiment de paix Je ne sais pas si vous penser de même

J’eus ce sentiment un jour avec deux chevaux ce qui m’inspira ce simple poème: paix dans la nuit. :

 La nuit dans la nature
J ‘ allais vers la pâture
Où les chevaux attendaient
Qu ‘on viennent les chercher .

Je leur criais ” viens , viens “
Et ils vinrent si près
Que je leur caressais leur nez .

Ils étaient si paisibles
Dans la nuit qui tombait
Que je frissonnais
D ‘ un sentiment de paix .

                     Michel Fauquet
                          18 Janvier 2004

The présence de some animaux brings me a feeling of peace  .Je ne sais pas si vous ressentez la même chose.

Two horses in the night

The presence of some animals brings to me this feeling of peace  . I don’ t know if you feel the same .

This recalled me the same feeling with horses at night and I wrote in January 2004 this simple poem : Peace in the night

At night in the nature
Going to a pasture
Where horses were staying
For their stall , waiting .

I shouted to them come
And they came so close
That I tapped their nose .

They looked so peaceful
During this dark nightfall
That I was thrilling
With a peace feeling .

              Michel Fauquet
                   18th of January 2004


Nous avons eu une chienne tôt après le début  de notre mariage(1961) , une femelle qui “éleva” nos six enfants “. Elle vécut de 1966 à1977.Nous ne l’oublierons  jamais . Elle s’appelait Netta.

En févier 1974 February 1974

We got a dog , at the beginning of our marriage (1961), a female that ” raised “our 6 children from 1966 to 1977. Never we will forget her . She was called Netta . Everyone of our children have a pet ( horses, dogs, cats ) and even our first grandchild , Julie (who owns two horses )

Netta donna aux enfants des leçons de vie en mettant bas deux fois

Netta gave birth Netta mis bas.

Netta gave to the children life lessons in giving birth twice

Et pour terminer ,la duchesse Carole n’est-elle pas en paix avec son berger australien ?

Carole , Paco

And , at the end is not Carole happy with her Australian shepherd , Paco?


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  1. puffpop says:

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  2. Caro says:

    Encore une belle entrée Papa ….les animaux nous apportent beaucoup de sérénité, ils sont loyaux et fidèles …je ne peux pas m imaginer sans ils m apporte tellement
    Bonne soirée je vous embrasse

    • Tu as raison ,Carole .C’est d’ailleurs dans cet esprit que j’ai composé cette entrée ❤

      • kmaidy says:

        bonsoir Michel,
        mais comme c’est difficile quand les animaux s’en vont, car comme nous , ils ne sont pas éternels !
        je me permets d’écrire à nouveau là, ne pouvant pas faire autrement !

      • Tu as raison Maidy . Après cette chienne dont je parle dans l’article nous n’avons plus eu de chien.
        Il y a quelques années nous aurions pu en avoir un , mais la disposition de notre cour pas vraiment close et à côté d’une rue très passante ,ne nous le permettait plus . ❤

  3. Annalisa S. says:

    Salut Michel, c’est toujours un plaisir de te lire! J’aime la traduction anglaise de ton poème, Est-ce toi qui l’a faite ?
    Un grand baisers à vous tous et aussi à vos amis les animaux.

    • Oui Annalisa c’est bien moi qui ait écrit la version anglaise . J ‘ ai d’ailleurs commencé par elle pour m’arranger avec les rimes et le rythme, plus facilement qu’en partant d’une traduction. Merci, Annalisa pour ton affection. ❤

  4. Kathy Colvin said on FB:
    Animals are such wonderful companions. I know I really enjoy my two cats!! ♥

  5. cheriherald says:

    I agree that animals give us peace. I’ve had many different animals over the years, and I enjoyed them all. Loved your poem, too. ❤

  6. Julie Hamilton says:

    Michel, I enjoyed this post and especially your poem. Hope you and Janine are happy and well. ❤


  7. Susan Joos says:

    Can you imagine this world without animals? What a lonely place it would be!

  8. blb1 says:

    Our home has had guiena pigs,?(sp?, hamsters, cats, dogs, birds, fish. I think that is all. Cats and birds are probably my favorite. I feel so calm petting Mr.Grey in my lap now. Miss Kitty aka Missy is another story but I’ve only had her inside since Feb.

  9. nannyfountain says:

    Having a pet is like having a constant to the heart. Love to you and Michelle and family

  10. nannyfountain says:

    that was supposed to be “hug to the heart:

  11. Beautiful photos! Such a sweet photo of some of your children with Netta!
    Your poem is heart-touching and beautiful, Michel! 🙂
    Yes, I do feel the same. Animals do bring peace, love, joy, and delight to our lives! 🙂 They give more to us than we give to them. 🙂 I don’t want to know life without animals.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂 ❤️

  12. Marsha Bryant says:

    I have not owned a dog in 4 years now. I certainly do miss them, but after our home burned November 12, 2016, we have not had a good place to raise them. We have acquired 3 cats though. Cats are very different than dogs. When we finish rebuilding our new home , hopefully by the end of the year, we will again have a good place for a good dog. Many changes have taken place…life is still good though. I sure do miss keeping up with you and yours.ilym

  13. Bonjour. The photo of Carole and Paco is wonderful. Both of them are smiling and happy.

  14. Gracia McDairmant says on FB
    I just read your post on FB. My favorite pets are dogs. The only pets I have now are 2 birds, a canary and a parakeet. I think horses are beautiful but I’m a little afraid of them since I haven’t been around them much..

  15. judyrutrider says:

    I can’t even consider a life without my animals. Paco is beautiful!

  16. murisopsis says:

    Michel I’m biased as I work with animals – but I do agree that animals enrich our lives in so many ways! The bond between humans and animals is a strong one that has spanned eons!! ❤

  17. Leslie DeCillis says on FB:
    I very much feel peace in the presence of animals.

  18. Attends, je demande à la famille d’araignées, là-haut dans le coin.
    Belle journée à toi et à Janine, Michel

  19. Un beau poste, y compris le poème a la louange des animaux de compagnie. Nos poneys offre un véritable sentiment de paix, mais, parce qu’ils sont sauvages, nous sommes prié de ne pas les toucher.

  20. LGail says:

    Yes, animals bring peace and joy. I like your photos.

  21. ha ha your first dog was netta – mine was jetta!!
    you know how i love my dogs – never want to live without one ❤
    lovely poem, michel – i hope you and janine are doing well xo

  22. Love this. Yes, animals bring peace. We have two dogs and at the farm, of course, the goats and chickens remain. I love to help care for them. Hugs. ❤

  23. Zakiah says:

    you have such passion in your words for the love of animals. Love love love the horses Michel.

  24. sherazade says:

    Amo così tanto il cavalli che nelle mie vite precedenti sono sicura di essere stata proprio un cavallo anzi una puledra.
    Il mio precedente Cane un levriero afgano gigantesco dal nome Golia ha insegnato a mio figlio a muovere i primi passi.
    La Piccola Sally è la freccia che Cupido ha scagliato nel mio cuore e in quello di mio figlio facendoci innamorare di lei.
    Noi dovremmo tutti amare e rispettare ogni essere vivente Ma purtroppo l’uomoh ha cambiato le regole del gioco della vita.
    Un abbraccio grande carissimo Michel❤️

  25. calmkate says:

    pets/animals do bring such joy and comfort Michel … I love your poem of peace!

  26. Doug Thomas says:

    I agree. Petting my cat relaxes him and me both. He especially like me to rub his head and ears

  27. I do. I get to see and help my parents as well as help with the animals. ☺️❤️

  28. Marion says:

    What a lovely post, Michel! I agree with your sentiments about animals. ❤ I do remember you writing about Netta, and how much she was dearly loved by your family.

  29. bernard25 says:

    ce n’est qu’un petit passage

    Parfois on oublie de remercier les personnes qui rendent notre vie meilleure et plus heureuse.
    Parfois on oublie de leur dire qu’ils sont une partie importante dans notre vie.
    Aujourd’hui est un autre jour et je te remercie pour tout cela
    bise Amitié BERNARD

  30. Catherine aka Singapore Girl says:

    My neighbor’s cat comes over to my flat sometimes. But I’m embarrassed that it doesn’t like me even when I offer it food. It comes to see my husband only or sniff at my plants.
    I love animals. But it’s very embarrassing if animals don’t love me. 😂

  31. Rachel says:

    Happy Autumn, Michel!
    I have been busy canning this year. It is a good feeling to have the shelves filled. I hope the drought in Europe has eased up.
    Hugs to you both! 🍑

  32. Resa says:

    I adore animals!
    I became a vegetarian in my teen years. I could not stand the thought of slaughtering them for food.
    I’m a vegetarian for over 40 years, now! xoxo

  33. Marilyn Thysell says:

    Yes, animals bring us peace and much love. As a child living on a fruit ranch, we always had 2 dogs & 3 cats. Then we also had rabbits and chickens. The roosters did Not like me an chased me every chance they could corner me in the chicken house. Since married, I’ve had a dog and 4 cats. The 4th is Sassy who rules our house as a spoiled Duchess. Where I live now, I’ve had wild turkeys, wild cotton tail rabbit, deer at one time, lots of squirrels, owls, ground hogs and a large cougar (mountain lion) lurking around. And I live suburbs . The draw is the huge Columbia River about a mile from us. God’s creatures and I love them all…………well the skunks can be a problem. lol. Enjoy your week Michel. ❤ Marilyn

  34. mrswrangler says:

    The dogs help on bad days. When we had horses they also brought peace.

  35. I had cats before and a dog. I think pets are really special.

  36. saintvi says:

    My two Maltese dogs give me joy, but not much peace. They are noisy, naughty little things!

  37. Lavinia Ross says:

    Animals do give a sense of peace, they calm the storms of life. I love the photos, Michel! Netta was a good dog, a teacher. Such beautiful photos of family and animal friends!

    Much love to you, Janine and the family, ❤️

  38. Nancy Stuebs says on FB:
    I always had cats/kittens until we moved into the homestead here. Sis did not want any pets in the house, and still miss having them all these years. Now, we are too old to take care of anything anymore. Did not want anything big or energetic—just cats. They are more my “lazy” style. I love looking at other animals, though. I did take riding lessons in high school in Arizona, and the horses were great. But only rode any when company from New Jersey or Illinois came to visit and wanted to ride a horse in the desert.

    • We love animals, Nancy, but sometimes you have to recognize that it can be a bondage when you get older On the contrary, for others they will be a faithful company until the end of their life

  39. Gayle says:

    Beautiful poem Michel!
    I have always had cats since I moved out of my parents house….my mom was allergic to them!
    My cat Morty is now 16…don’t know what I’ll do without him. 😪

  40. Carol McKay Harper says on FB:
    I have always had cats and/or dogs along with a multitude of other types of pets.

  41. Anne-Marie says:

    De très bons amis, dans les deux sens ❤
    Ils ont une âme tout comme nous et vibrent donc selon les relations.

    Très beau weekend de près-automne, bien à vous dans le Nord

    Ici nous faisons les vendanges au bord du lac, un immense plaisir !

    A-M & Johann

    • Oui on s’attache à des animaux , Anne-Marie .
      Je suis surpris qu’il y ait un vignoble autour du Lac Léman . Il y a donc du vin suisse .
      Bonnes vendanges .
      Amitiés ❤

      • Anne-Marie says:

        Beaucoup de vin suisse …. presque tous les cantons ont des vignobles, Vaud, Genève, le Valais, le Tessin, les Grisons, Zürich, Lucerne, St. Gall, Glaris, Fribourg, etc… Nous c’est sur les rives du lac de Bienne que les vendanges ont lieu, à quelques kilomètres de où nous habitons (Nidau). Le vin s’appelle “Murmure du vent” …, je crois que tu aimerais le goûter ! Il y a quelques images de ce vignoble iciüber-uns/

        Amitiés du Seeland (la région du lac)
        A-M & Johann

      • Murmures du Vent , n’est-ce pas là un joli nom incitatif, Anne-Marie ?
        A quoi pensais-je à propos des vignobles?, Il y en a dans toute cette région d’Europe: en Suisse ,Alsace, Allemagne . …
        Le vin de Bienne est à coup sûr excellent.
        Amitié ❤

  42. I often think dear Michel that our animal friends are both our teachers and healers.. So many stories of how our animals instinctively know when we are feeling at a low ebb and comfort us with their loving presence..
    I have always had Cats, I was brought up with cats, while my husband was brought up with both cats and dogs,
    They certainly are gifts, and love unconditionally when treated with love…

    Loved your poem also Michel.. Many thanks for sharing those lovely photos too.

    Je pense souvent cher Michel que nos amis les animaux sont à la fois nos professeurs et nos guérisseurs.. Tant d’histoires sur la façon dont nos animaux savent instinctivement quand nous nous sentons au plus bas et nous réconfortent avec leur présence aimante..
    J’ai toujours eu des chats, j’ai été élevée avec des chats, alors que mon mari a été élevé avec des chats et des chiens,
    Ce sont certainement des cadeaux, et un amour inconditionnel lorsqu’il est traité avec amour…

    J’ai adoré votre poème aussi Michel. Merci beaucoup pour le partage de ces belles photos aussi. 🙂 ❤

    • Yes there is a communication with animals , Sue . They know so well how share their feelings, their love and their compassion principally the mammals but not only. The only problem is their short life and the pain we got when they pass away. ❤

      • Yes the pain of our pets passing is great indeed.. For they are family.. But they bring so much joy while there are here.

        Oui, la douleur de nos animaux de compagnie qui passent est vraiment grande.. Car ils sont de la famille.. Mais ils apportent tellement de joie pendant qu'ils sont ici.
        ❤ ❤

  43. nhislop says:

    Dear Michel,
    I have been having a very busy and somewhat difficult time recently and have not been able to spend time online. I have missed reading your blog and over the next few days, I hope to catch up.
    I agree with you completely! Animals are a great source of companionship, peace and comfort! When I was a child, I had a cat who was my constant companion. I have continued to have cats for my whole life. When our children were growing up, we had a dog. He lived to be 16 years old, so he was with us for almost the whole time our children were growing up. I loved our dog and still miss him, but I don’t think we will ever have another one because we are not very good dog parents. We are not good about walking them and grooming them regularly, and they need that.
    When the cat who was supposed to be our last cat died in March of 2010, I was resigned to not having a cat anymore. At the beginning of October that year, I decided that I had to have a cat, so I went to an animal rescue and adopted an older cat named Sam. I decided to do that because I did not want to outlive the cat. It is difficult when an elderly animal’s people die and I thought that I could outlive this cat. He is 17 or 18 years old now and will not live a lot longer. I will miss him terribly when he is gone!
    Since then, our granddaughter Madison found a homeless kitten. She named the kitten Peanut. She soon discovered that she was not going to be able to keep the kitten, so she brought Peanut to us. Peanut is now 5 years old and will probably outlive us, so I now have the problem of leaving an elderly animal homeless someday. I hope someone in my family will take her. I worry about that.
    I have always loved horses, too. When I was in high school, my best friend had 5 horses and I used to ride with her frequently. I would have liked to have a horse myself, but it is very expensive to keep a horse in the United States and I have never been able to do it.
    I know that some people like to live with animals and some do not. I need animals in my life. My cats love me unconditionally. They can recognize when I am sad or ill and they comfort me. They also come to me for comfort when they are sad or ill. I do believe they have emotions.
    I enjoyed your post very much and I will be trying to catch up on the posts I have missed over the next few days.
    Thinking of you and hoping you are feeling well,

  44. Such beautiful family photos, I strongly believe pets are wonderful for children. We always had a dog. Never had a horse but I love their elegance. There was a couple of horses on my grandparents farm and we could ride in the summer. Love this post,I missed it in my notifications! ❤️

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