Sunday, January 21, 2007

To Scratch With Love

There are forces in this world that shift our world and how we see it. If you have ever visited Big Cat Rescue, you feel a mystical and powerful force once you enter the gate. One of the cats who embodied this mystical force was Scratch.

Scratch wanted the children to remember him. On tours, they would "oooooh" and "ahhhhh" when they heard how old Scratch was and especially when they were told how many human years that represented. He was the oldest living cougar in captivity. No one ever knew how long he would choose to stay around, but year after year, Scratch grew more healthy and enjoyed being at the sanctuary. A large cougar with a huge heart describes his essence. Although he has made his transition to a heavenly realm, he continues to change the world of everyone who crossed his path.

We honor his transition and no longer see a senior cougar sleeping late in the morning. We see a magnificent spirit who chose to live among us in captivity so we could start to remember and awaken to the love that is always waiting for us to embrace. Seeing the world through the eyes of our hearts-We bless you Scratch, and thank you for changing the way we see life. We will never be the same.