Life is so good, so sweet… (our animal companions help underscore that)

(THE VIDEO IS ABOUT A MAN AND HIS DOG) Sharing a beautiful video of love and companionship. "There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times." -- It made me think of my time with my kitties...Jezebel in particular was my medicine cat through the darkest times. Kali of course inspired me in other ways. … [click on title to read and view more]

Crow you are my brother…

Dr Alex Taylor sets a difficult problem solving task, will the crow defeat the puzzle? More on our fellow sentient beings: Human beings too are part of the animal kingdom Animals as healing members of our families and communities The Animal Communicator (let us reclaim our human inheritance) 

The Animal Communicator (let us reclaim our human inheritance)

This film is not just about animal communication, but about being more present to the abilities of being human, and more in relationship with the entirety of the world. If you're skeptical, just watch, it may change your mind. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Some musings as well as some ridiculously cute kitten photos

Having lived two decades with my last two cats (who have now both passed away) the sweet tender attachment that is developing with the new kittens is raw and delicate and even painful...I know things now I did not know when I bonded with my first two kitties. Life is fragile, delicate, lovely and amazing.... Continue Reading →

We feel, therefore we are

by PAUL WOODWARD To ask whether animals have consciousness is often turned into a question about if and how they think. That creatures as small as a fruit fly do indeed exhibit evidence of sophisticated cognitive processes is intriguing, but the question that engages philosophers and scientists less than what the brains of other creatures compute is the seemingly imponderable question of what they feel. The experience of feeling — whether it is ones own feelings or the feelings of others — is the preeminent concern of humans in general when it comes to the question of consciousness. … [click on title to read the rest]

Human beings too are part of the animal kingdom

The reluctance to posit human traits in animals — for fear that one might be anthropomorphizing what are intrinsically non-human behaviors — is itself the expression of a prevailing anthropocentric superstition: that human beings are fundamentally different from all other animals. When it comes to discerning human-like communication in non-human species there is an additional bias: scientific researchers tend to over-emphasize the function language has as a system of symbolic representation and understate its importance as a means for engaging in emotional exchanges. Even though our understanding of dolphin communication is very rudimentary, I’d be inclined to believe not only that dolphins do call each other by name, but that they are also keenly attuned and adept in the combination of name and tone. After all, the utterance of an individual’s name generally signifies much less than the way the name is called — unless that is one is sitting in a waiting room and being hailed by a nameless official. Lucky for dolphins their exchanges never need to be straight-jacketed like that. … [click on title to read the rest]

Cat yoga, meditation and inspiration…

This is a compilation post of some things I've shared before and some that I have not. My cat is often a source of inspiration.  All my pets have been, but this post is inspired by Jezebel who is my remaining living cat at the moment. Here's an article that was inspired by her, but... Continue Reading →

Three legged dogs

Twice in the last week I've seen people walking their very happy and vibrant 3 legged dogs.  Today when I saw the second one whose whole body was wagging with joy to see me, a stranger who wanted to pet it, I thought, that we might all be like these three legged dogs. Happy with... Continue Reading →

Rest in peace my sweet little Pippin

Pippin 2002 - 2012 Our pets lives and deaths are reminders of the nature of impermanence. So much joy they give us, I want to now celebrate that and not the last part of her life which was so difficult after she went blind. Pippin has been with us since we moved to North Carolina.... Continue Reading →

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