This is what life is all about…

8 July 2010 - 7:26am Comments Off

The following is from an email that was forwarded to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche by Liaison Jamie Khoo. It tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two totally different species of animals…


After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn’t eat and didn’t respond to any medical treatments. The veterinarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment centre. The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being treated. The two lost souls met and have been inseparable ever since.

The orangutan found a new reason to live and always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend. They are together 24 hours a day in all their activities.

They live in Northern California where swimming is their favourite past time, although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and needs his friend’s help to swim.

Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship. They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.

Long live friendship!!!!!!! I don’t know…some say life is too short, others say it is too long, but I know that nothing that we do makes sense if we don’t touch the hearts of others…while it lasts!

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