Tag Archives: Felids and Friends

Return of Daughter of Blog

I changed my mind. The old blog posts stay. I read through them and decided to continue the saga although I realized a few loose ends need to be tied up before I continue with the next chapter.  I’ll address … Continue reading

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Loving Animals and Learning from Them, in memory of Rick

  I was taught brutal lessons in discernment before I met Rick, which was good because I knew better than to Disney-fy him.  That Rick and I communicated with each other, I have no doubt.  I lived it.  Whether he … Continue reading

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The Tiger Lessons. Three: Say to Him the Names of Your Desire

“I want you to do me like that,” Sam says to me, pointing at Rick. “Okay,” I say.  But I don’t know how, and my breath is caught because he has asked this of me. I have just spent the … Continue reading

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The Tiger Lessons. Two: Detachment

Sam does not love me in return. I accepted this the moment I fell for him; I suppose with love at first sight you accept your job is to serve the beloved.  That is all.  There is nothing to be … Continue reading

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The Tiger Lessons. One: Love at First Sight

  I don’t know what I expected, but I did not expect Sam’s eyes. I’d seen tigers before, in zoos, in countless nature documentaries.  Only months before this moment–the day I met Sam–I had burned up picture after picture of … Continue reading

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Don’t Punch the Monkey. Or the Gypsies. Part one: Ewok

Ewok is dying. On my first trip to see Jim and the animals at his homemade and heartfelt backyard animal sanctuary, Felids and Friends, I met this cat.   It was September 30, 2012, the eve of my 39th birthday, … Continue reading

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