Dreamtime For Kitties 6/10/17

Today has been lovely and quiet.  While the tomatoes wait to be planted, everyone rests from a busy week.  The spotted kitty is handicapped.  She is an early generation Savannah and has a birth defect that affects her back legs.  She still manages to get around, though.

quiet afternoon
two cuddling friends at rest
peacefully dreaming
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
on a quiet day
snuggling they run in their sleep
dreamtime for kitties
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
such deep kind friendship
with unconditional love
they’ll never judge you
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017

Bright Blessings, Namaste, Namu Amida Butsu
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
~ Raven

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Pollinators and Passings 10/23/14


“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
~ Martha Graham
10:23:14 ff sigFlashback Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and stars bright red Virginia creeper all dressed up for fall 🙂
October 23, 2012 sigFlashback Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars my black cat, Velvet 🙂 Doesn’t she look perfect for the season? (Update: RIP Velvet crossed the rainbow bridge a couple of weeks ago.)
October 23, 2013 sigThursday, October 23, 2014 –  Today was very sad because one of my kitties crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  He was one of my special needs cats and his seizure condition was getting worse and starting to cause him pain. After having my old black cat put down a few weeks ago, it has been a sad October.  It is the 23rd day of the month long poetry challenge and I have photos of a hoverfly and a honeybee.  RIP Dorzie (this very next photo was taken at the end of 2012).  I was very blessed to have him in my life and he was a super sweet and kind soul.  He was the friend of everyone he met and despite having grand mal seizures when he slept and feline cerebellar hyperplasia (like the cat in the video at the top of this post) was a happy fellow and an ambassador cat (F3 Savannah).
Dorzie sig“you were my best friend…
another chapter begins
for your dear soul now”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:23:14 ff eyes sig 10:23:14 sipping sig 10:23:14 detail ff sig 10:23:14 side sig 10:23:14 shiny wings ff sig10:23:14 pink z hb sig“it’s hard to lose friends
remember the love and joy
precious memories”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:23:14 ff side sig 10:23:14 side 1 sig 10:23:14 close ff sig 10:23:14 side sig 10:23:14 shiny wings ff 1 sig 10:23:14 fuzzy sig“when winter is here
remember the bright colors
when waiting for spring”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:23:14 ff wingsThe following video features both of my special needs Savannahs.  Stella is still with us.

Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Blessings and Namaste ~ Raven

More New Canine Friends and One Gratuitous Cat ~ 2/9/13

Yesterday I did make it out for my walk and in this post I’d just like to focus on the new friends I made.  All the friends were of the canine persuasion and the first I’d like you to meet is Sam as she was the first dog I saw on my journey.

This is Sam, a female golden retriever on February 9, 2013.

This is Sam, a female golden retriever on February 9, 2013.

The style of leash that Sam is wearing is called a halter lead and it is not a type of muzzle.  Sam was very friendly and my husband and I enjoyed petting her.

The next encounter was with Gisli.

Meet Gisli, a female blue healer, from February 9, 2013.

Meet Gisli, a female blue healer, from February 9, 2013.

Gisli’s was wearing a halter lead also and her master explained that her name is Icelandic.  He also said that he found out that Gisli was an outlaw in Icelandic mythology and folklore. He encourage us to make a visit there and said it is a super awesome place.

Our last friend for yesterday is Indiana Jones.

Indiana Jones a black Labrador Retriever on February 9, 2013.

Indiana Jones, a black Labrador Retriever, on February 9, 2013.

Indy lives a few houses from us and is super friendly and nice.  His master adopted him from a Super Pet Adoption event about four years ago. The hyperlink is from Best Friends’.

Speaking of Super Pet Adoption, my husband and I adopted Velvet from such an event that was held at PetSmart about nine years ago.  Velvet was being fostered by CAWS.  This is Velvet:

Velvet, female black cat adopted by Raven many years ago.

Velvet, female mixed breed black cat adopted by Raven many years ago.

Velvet has given us many years of love.  We encourage everyone to check out adopting a pet from a local shelter, rescue, or adoption organization.

Many purebred animals need homes, too. To look for a dog check with the American Kennel Club.  To find a purebred cat CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) has a breed rescue page and TICA (The International Cat Association) links to the Purebred Cat Breed Rescue Page. When donating money to any animal cause be sure that it is going to directly benefit your local humane society, shelter, or animal rescue organization.  Don’t be fooled into giving money to a national group that doesn’t actually support the local shelters.  It can also be helpful to become aware of the issues surrounding homeless pets.

Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!