Experiences and insights from being around animals.
Subscribe to this blog
Follow by Email
Elephants and Rhino
So fortunate. Within an hour. An elephant first. We were on a game drive and he walked passed the back of the open back safari vehicle. He stopped next to me. His eye level with mine and took a good sniff with his trunk then ambled on. Wow!! Then moments later a rhino walked passed our vehicle. Tears fell. For the people who are unable to appreciate the total splendour of these animals because they are blinded by financial greed and desperation. I am so grateful I have the honour and capacity to love them simply for what they are. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Memory of a lifetime. I feel totally blessed.
Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom - let your email find you!
Thank you again to my Czech friends and colleagues for making this possible. I am again, so grateful for the wonderful opportunity to learn from all of you, and contribute towards our greater perspective in relationship with animals.
I am truly amazed. I have been considering the lessons I have learned, personally, on my journey through the world of animal relationship with human kind, and furthermore, how the behaviour management and animal welfare industry have grown.
We are considering and doing things now that were completely foreign concepts just 10 years ago. We have changed our attitudes towards animals almost 360 degrees in the last 100 years. We are looking at how we can provide more choice and control. We are scientifically investigating empathy between animal and human. We are looking and seeing things from the animal's point of view. We are focussing on partnerships and psychological well-being. And so much more
I look forward to more lessons. I look forwar…
Next lessonAnd this one was a paperwork lesson(-:Not theory thankfully.My blessed art classes with mad art teacher who keeps us grounded, guided and well-nourished with good red wine. On the latest canvass I chose to paint a picture of my son when he was a little younger with another of our family members, beautiful horse Gandalph. So, all proceeded well to start with. Until I realised that I was having a fine time painting Gandalph, but not such a fine time painting Zac. Then I realised why. Gandalph does not judge me. And I am worried about Zac's opinion of me.
Freedom in the revelation. Chatted to Zac about it. Had a laugh, and then moved on to paint this angel as well as I could. No more required.Someone told me that judgement – of ourselves, or others, is a justification for a stuck mind. Who wants a stuck mind. Freedom in expression is only possible when we forgive ourselves our inadequacies. In relation with animals it is easier.So here it is again. Gratitude fo…