Sunday, January 29, 2012
big cats (real ones) and adopted a baby snow leopard (not a real one). The presentation featured 5 wild cats that day: serval, Siberian lynx, bobcat kitten, cougar, and king cheetah (gasp!). Each was brought on stage wearing a leash and hopped up on the table. While the presenter and handler (owners of the cats) shared lots of entertaining stories and fun facts along with their message of conservation and respect for wildlife, the cats mostly purred and enjoyed many pieces of chicken meat doled out by the handler. It was interesting to see a different take on the preservation of wild cats from our last experience at Carolina Tiger Rescue. I think I might be in the "wild cats are not for petting" camp but it was still striking to witness the interactions between handler and cats.
Friday, January 27, 2012
spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the amazing natural world,
cook and eat delicious and nourishing local food,
resist the urge to over-consume
pursue joyful balance in work and home life and ...
to teach the reasons behind these aspirations to my son.
And I will also be trying to follow Silas's example in at least two ways:
strive to learn new things everyday
savor time with the ones we love