Returning to the Fold, via Whipsnade & Other Places.

After numerous months away……I’m back!

Not that I’ve been away – well, except for a short UK holiday – I just lost control of my life for a while.  But, you’ll be pleased to hear; I’m starting to regain ownership.

Because, of other commitments, over the next few weeks my posts will primarily be pictorial, but; at least, I’m here!  And, can I just say…….I’ve missed you all.

During my trip back to Ol’ Blighty, I went to one of my favourite places on earth; Whipsnade Zoo. There’s so much to see, and as you’ll note from the following images the animals well cared for, with plenty of room to roam.

https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo

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It’s the bear necessities, la-la-la.

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Esme; Does my bum look big in this?

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Like this George, It’s not so hard on the neck.

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Stay still Tildy, and they’ll never see us

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Oi, Bozo! You looking at me?

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Eenie-meenie-minie-mo. Gotta love this behind-glass food, huh Bert?

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How long; is this cold shoulder business gonna last, Sweetie?  I’ve said; sorry!

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Bet you’d love to see us close up? Oh well, thems the breaks…hehe

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Bit more realism Harry, she’s not even watching.

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Dunes!  My kingdom, for just one sand dune.

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What, you lot, looking at?  You never seen a Tiger pacing before…..puh-lease!

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Fred…..Listen; You can’t fly….alright?

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So I’m a little shy…sue me!

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Girls, we on the ceiling or the floor?

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So, what time did you say Santa was due?

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Those who are skeptical of the abilities which “pet psychics” claim to have, should read this …

Animals are more incredible than we can imagine…..just like Spirit, they; think, feel, love, hurt, and give unconditionally.

Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator Charles Peden

As a former skeptic of the ability to communicate with animals via telepathy I was curious as to what people who are not so open to such ideas would say about pet psychics.

I must say that I do not believe that everyone who claims to have this ability is truly being honest. Just like the psychic medium field is plagued with fraud, so is the animal communicator field. Sadly when one has an experience that does not meet their expectations, they tend to tell everyone about it. Those who have had a genuine experience do not always inform their friends and family since they do not want to deal with being ridiculed by others who have not had their own experience or whom do not have an open mind.

Even after discovering the ability to “speak” with the dead, I was not ready to accept that you could talk…

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A Challenge: One-Dollar-a-Week May save An Animal’s Life.

Over the last few months, whilst trawling Facebook, much to my dismay, and abject horror, I’ve noticed a sharp incline in reported cases of animal abuse. This made me question “are we as humans, becoming increasingly cruel, and losing our sense of compassion for other creatures, including our own class of bipeds?”

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Some stories are so appalling, I veer between, sadness and grief, to anger, and hopes for instant karmic retribution, but recently; I saw another perspective……

For all the instances reported – other than, extremely dire, or cultural situations – someone took a stand.  Perhaps, a passing Good Samaritan found an injured animal and took it to a refuge, a vet or a wildlife centre.  Or, maybe a member of the emergency services rescued a stranded pet, or farm animal, during a fire, flood, or earthquake.

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There are numerous refuge centres throughout the world, that give freely of their time, volunteering at all hours, and conservation workers in inhospitable places, put themselves at risk to ensure some species are preserved – These kind-hearted souls, are already aware; there are far too many animals on the endangered list as it is. Approximately 41,415 species, at last, count.

Various trusts and charities have been set up, to ensure, we; the supposedly ‘more intelligent’ species, donate our money if not our time, to help our earth remain; a beautiful world, flourishing with a true menagerie of wonderful creatures. Filling the skies above our head, the oceans and rivers we admire. They reside in rainforests and jungles, even in our gardens, and some, below our floorboards.

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Animals feed us, clothe us, work for us, trust and follow us blindly, but most of all; they love us……….and, can we honestly say; we deserve their adoration and assistance?  Or; is it a case of; in our arrogance, We Expect It!

All this introspection, brought me to another thought……if each one on my friends or followers on social media, started to put aside; just one dollar a week, whether it be in an old coffee tin, a jar, or, even a special money box, at the end of 2016, the total amount would be $77,844 after 6 months $38,922 and at the end of a quarter $19,461. 

Surprised?

So am I…..although, in actuality; it would only cost each individual $52 annually.

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My challenge to you is; start you own $1 a-week, charity jar, and, whilst; ‘animals are my thing’ perhaps you’d prefer to donate your money to a cancer-related or childhood charity the choice is yours.  I currently, donate monthly to the RSL, but whomever you choose; they’d appreciate the gift, whether it’ $13 a-quarter, $26 twice-yearly, or $52 annually.

I don’t know about you, but $1 wouldn’t even buy me a full-priced chocolate bar, but cumulatively, ‘all’ our dollars, might save a beautiful creatures life.

Below are some wonderful charities that would love your donations or perhaps you have your own personal favourite.

Make 2016, the year you give something back.

P.S: It’d be tax-deductible.

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http://www.soidog.org/en/about-soi-dog/

http://www.puppyrescuemission.com/

http://wwf.org/

http://www.ifaw.org/

http://www.rspca.org.au/

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What Is An Animal Communicator

Barbie Perkins-Cooper

Six weeks ago a new foster baby was brought into our home…a frightened, sandy blonde and cream-colored mini-Schnauzer, Maltese mix named Cletus. Riding home in the car with my friend, Lyn, another foster parent, I held little Cleet…Cleet in my lap. Each time I touched him, he cringed. He would not look at me. His eyes shared such a dreadful fear that I wanted to hold him closer, and when I tried, his horrified little body trembled. It was easy to see, Little Cleet…Cleet had been mistreated, abused and never cared for like animals deserve.

Arriving home that Saturday afternoon, he sniffed at our animals, Shakespeare, Sandy Bear, Shadow and Shasta. He rushed outside, watching us to see if we were coming after him. When I moved my arms out to pick him so he could come inside, he darted away. My husband watched him. “This little guy has been…

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Have You Found Your “Calling”?

As some of you may know I live very close to a lake, which has incredible grounds, where you’ll frequently find dog walkers, picnickers, and joggers. In fact, I spend a lot of time there myself, and was about to walk around the lake when; I had a ‘moment’ by that I mean, someone made a very thought-provoking comment to me.

I was crossing the road outside my home, shortly after feeding my little magpie family, when all of a sudden a huge black Labrador – on a leash – came charging at me, with its’ poor human (a very nice lady) being dragged along in his wake.

When, this creature reached me, he literally tried to crawl up my body and planted his front paws on my shoulders, a huge tongue lolling in front of my face.

His owner, whilst trying to apologise, advised, “He never does that to anyone. I’ve never seen him do it before”. Naturally, I explained that I have an affinity for all animals and that one of my brother-in-laws has even nicknamed me; The Dog Whisperer.

Her reply; “Perhaps, that’s your calling, and it looks like you’re also a bird-whisperer too”.
And, it made me step back and think; is that what I’m here for? I’ve worked with my spiritual abilities, and enjoy writing, but I also crave; something else. Is this it?

Do you know what ‘Your Calling’ is, or, have you already found it?

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Perth Royal Show 2015 – Animals

Visiting the animal exhibits is always my favourite part of ‘The Show’. You’ll see everything from; domestic pets, to farm animals, raptors to retired racing greyhounds, even the unusual; like emus and alpacas. It’s an animal lovers dream.

These are just some of the beautiful creatures I saw during my day out.

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Clydesdale

Sheep Pens

Sheep Pens

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Two-tone sheep – How does he see?

Silky

Silky

Angus

Angus

Piglet Lunch

Piglet Lunch

Two Little Pigs - Bedtime

Two Little Pigs – Bedtime

Is This My Best Side?

Is This My Best Side?

Goat Pens

Goat Pens

Cat Competition Entrant

Cat Competition Entrant

Young Alpacas

Young Alpacas

Baby Alpaca

Baby Alpaca

Baby Chicks

Baby Chicks

Camel

Camel

Honeycomb and Bees

Honeycomb and Bees