The science is in, humans benefit emotionally and physically from close animal bonds. To which most animal people typically shrug, and say "Welcome to the party." We've known that forever. But what about the animals themselves? Are there spiritual benefits for them?
It’s that most wonderful time of the year. No I don’t mean Christmas! Halloween! Yep, you’re all nodding your heads and smiling right now. If you’re a paranomo-phile (yes, I made up that word) you love this time. The veil between the worlds thins out and we all hope for that contact, a brush with… Continue reading Cat Ghosts And Halloween
Do you remember this song? I always loved this song and the hopefulness in the lyrics. Listening to England Dan and John Ford Coley gives me this happy, nostalgic feeling. Like a homecoming, warm and familiar, and oh-so-glad to be back. That’s what it feels like to come back to this blog. Hi! Do you… Continue reading Well, Hello! Yeah, It’s Been A While…
Brrrr! It’s the depths of winter. We haven’t had snow yet in Seattle, but we have had cold, fog, and the ever-present rain. My garden is sleeping, buried in a warm bed of straw. It’s dark, cold and wet. But it won’t be for long. I’m already planning which seeds I’ll be starting early indoors;… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Spring Chickens
In my dolphin post, I shared a video of a cat interacting with dolphins. It was such an Awwww moment, I thought I’d share a few more with you. I give you….Dog and Owl. Dog and Otter. And my personal favorite, Dog and Elephant. Looks like Dog isn’t just Man’s Best… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Animal Buddies
Short and sweet this week folks. I found this video a while ago, and just love it! Lil’ Drac is a short-tailed fruit bat abandoned by his mom and raised by the folks at Bat World Sanctuary in Texas. Why bats? Aren’t they icky, scary bloodsuckers? On the contrary, they pollinate and eat bugs. If… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Go Batty!
Ah, Bigfoot. One of the trifecta of cryptids that also includes the Loch Ness Monster and the Yeti. Remember the Patterson film that surfaced in 1967? A large lumbering ape-like creature filmed by two men out on horseback in Northern California had been praised and vilified. Is it a hoax? Is it real? Both men… Continue reading Weird Weekend – Bigfoot, Hoax Or Real Deal?
Happy New Year! New beginnings, new possibilities, new horizons to seek are all awaiting us in 2013. This is the time of year when people make resolutions, plan to break bad habits and form good ones, and reconnect with friends and family. My wish for everyone on the planet is this: May 2013 be the… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – A Brand New Year
This weekend, I am thrilled to have a guest post on SJ Driscoll’s blog, Come Sit By My Fire. She’s hosting a series on life changes called Being Between. I’ve written about one of the biggest transitions in my life, leaving the job I loved at the San Diego Zoo to move to Seattle and… Continue reading Weird Weekend – Between Lives
I worked today, late and so didn’t have regular post ready to go. A little late, however is better than not posting at all. Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Take a moment to be grateful for the blessings in your life. Here is my list: For my Husband, the love of my… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Happy Thanksgiving!