Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Shatia, a Canadian Lynx, was generally quiet even though she was on the tour path. The Canadian Lynx are not as pretty as some of the other cats; however, what she may have lacked in outer beauty, she more than made up for with her inner beauty.
Shatia, like the other cats, had her favorite volunteers. Most of the time, you wouldn't see her unless you were a favorite, and then you would get excited when she would come out to greet you. Even though she was old and her body was tired, she loved her enrichment. It would take her a few minutes to get up from under the heavy, dense foliage which kept her cool and come to see what you had left.
It was Shatia's grace and inner landscape that had the most affect upon me. She didn't have the WOW factor that some of the other cats have at the sanctuary. But she noticed everything and everyone that passed her way. She made a difference in my life and although she has left her physical body, her spirit remains reminding us to look beyond what the eyes can see. That which has no name is what is real. That was the essence of Shatia.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
As the end of one world age is quickly coming to an end, the beginning of another world age is beginning.
One of the main problems in talking with the animals is their concern with competing resources.
In the following article, using satellite imaging as a potential to identify the impact of the rapidly changing climate temperatur
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Although he had a good point, the cats are reminding us that their metabolisms mirror the transitional nature of the season. Our bodies are no different. We have forgotten that spring is the perfect time to detox the waste that we have accumulated through the winter. Everything is budding and growing again, and to assist our bodies in a natural, renewal process, it's the perfect time to especially cleanse our livers. The cats know when they eat anything green, it adds oxygen to the body. This is nature's way of keeping the internal environment healthy. So, the next time you see a cat eating grass, as you creatively think about what kind of lawnmower they remind you of, thank them for reminding us to eat our greens.