Posts Tagged ‘cats’


Kitties on High

March 11, 2018

Merlin and Arthur making very good use of the Sammy B Kitty Memorial Bridge…


Wonder Wednesday

February 21, 2018

A lovely gaggle of Canadian Lynxes!  Captured by in a sweet stroke of luck by Thomas Spence (as told here on MPR/NPR).

What a beautiful, beautiful sight.


Double kitty sleepy Sunday time

February 4, 2018

The newest members of my household, doing the afternoon right…


Wonder Wednesday

December 20, 2017

Tonight is a little different.  It’s about the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.  And the work they do is beyond wonderful.

Their mission is straightforward:  rescue and provide life-long homes for large, “exotic”, and endangered captive wild animals who are abused, abandoned, or neglected throughout the western hemisphere.  The mission, however, is anything but simple.  It involves thousands of miles of travel, creating large acreage habitats where the animals can roam and act as they would in the wild, and a scores of volunteers and staff who rescue, build, feed, treat, and care for these animals.

At the Sanctuary, you will not find baby animals for you to cuddle with.  You cannot pay money to pose with a tiger.  They do not breed or supply animals for entertainment.  It is about allowing these animals to live a life with dignity and respect.  Even if you visit the sanctuary, you will walk on a boardwalk over 40′ in the air, a path such that it places no stress on the animals.

African lions, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, leopards, wolves, servals, bobcats, foxes, lynx, coyote, coati mundi, raccoon, porcupine, ostrich, emu, camels, alpacas, horses, and our faithful dogs and cats all have a home here.

It is an organization that brings tears to my eyes and grips my heart.  They are doing hard work filled with love and respect.  It’s about expressing the fullness of our humanity.

I happily support them with donations, and I’m inviting you to do the same.  Visit their web page to see many wonderful photos of the beautiful animals they have rescued, watch their videos and documentaries, and, if you choose, donate to help them continue their fine work.

(All photos (c) the Wild Animal Sanctuary)


Wonder Wednesday

October 25, 2017

Lovely little (Canadian) lynx!

(find a whole load of cute photos from the chance encounter by Tim Newton)


Wonder Wednesday

October 4, 2017

I really like the coat of arms of the new Governor General of Canada!  Full of lynxes, spaceships, music, and our beautiful blue planet without borders… very fine work.  (Doubly so for the lynxes!)


Wonder Wednesday

August 16, 2017

so do they come striding through,

marching down a line,

on paws so soft,

and bodies fierce,

bristling with eagerness,

to greet another day,

as roaring beauties,

aflame in the savannah


photo by Torie Hilley