It’s #ThrowbackThursday, going back to killing time before a flight at an airport. It’s no secret I’m an animal lover and you’ve seen me interacting with plenty of creatures here, but giant bears are one that I think I’ll stay away from, other than the friendly (aka plush) versions, like this guy I met in … [Read more…]
I met this baby elephant in Bali, and he was such a friendly creature. It’s amazing how this little guy will grow into a massive animal. Elephants are known to be incredibly smart creatures, and I wonder how much the principles of being Self Aware apply to animals. Will the events of this young elephant’s … [Read more…]
It’s no secret that I’m an animal person. This colourful little bird became my friend in Australia. I love travelling and seeing the wildlife in countries around the world. I believe that animals are an amazing judge of character, and I am proud that little creatures are comfortable with me. I believe that a big … [Read more…]
As a child, I avoided swimming. My manager parts wouldn’t let me go swimming because it meant I would have to take off my artificial legs in front of other people. A young part of me believed that it was shameful to have artificial legs and that no one else wanted to see them. It … [Read more…]
#ThrowbackThursday to almost exactly three years ago. Bentley (who you met as a little pup last week) is now an amazing dog. This was a beautiful January day, when we enjoyed a hike through Michael Douglas Park in Santa Barbara, CA.
I am definitely an animal lover. Maybe it’s because I love caring for creatures who need our help, and who in turn, love us unconditionally. Today I’m throwing it back to the day I met little Bentley, around six and a half years ago. Needless to say, he’s not so little anymore!
I love meeting the local snuggly wildlife while I’m travelling. There is something about being with animals that brings you right into the moment. The bustle of a busy morning or the to-do list for the rest of your day fades away, and all you can think about is exactly where you are and what … [Read more…]
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we … [Read more…]
How is it possible that three completely different species, stereotypically known to dislike each other, can get along? In the video below, Gregory Pike explains that it’s not too good to be true. Aside from being a delightfully uplifting story, this video holds special meaning for me. I believe that the same principles can apply … [Read more…]