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"Jeanette [Armstrong, "a traditional Okanagan Indian"] said, 'Attitudes about interspecies communication are the primary difference between western and indigenous philosophies. Even the most progressive western philosophers still generally believe that listening to the land is a metaphor.' She paused, then continued emphatically, 'It's not a metaphor. It's how the world is.' " —from A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen

Popcorn Kittens

Coco in Fall Garden
©Rose De Dan 2010

My neighbors recently adopted two female kittens that they named Roxy and Coco, and I was fortunate enough to get to visit and take some photos.

As proud parents Keith and Robin supervised, the kittens explored the garden for only the second time. Everything was new and exciting!

Adult cat, Arly, was not amused, and decided to leave the garden to the youngsters. Another adult cat, Dexter, came out to see what all the fuss was about, and for the first time actually indulged in a moment of play with one of the kittens. Eventually I imagine the adult cats will join the humans in succumbing to Roxy and Coco’s considerable charm.

I named the photo series Popcorn Kittens because they kept exploding in different directions, shooting up like corn popping. I think the title is also apt because after watching them I understand why you can’t just adopt one! Cute as buttons, they are also very active, and it takes two of them to wear each other out.

Fifteen minutes after the photos were taken both kittens were indoors, curled up together, enjoying a well-earned nap. As soon as they are rested Roxy and Coco will be hard at play once again!

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About Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing:

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is a mesa carrier in the Peruvian shamanic tradition. In addition she is also a Reiki Master Teacher, animal communicator, author of the acclaimed book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism, and creator of Animal and Reiki Art. As an animal shaman, she views her role as a healer as one of building bridges between people and animals, and of empowering them to reconnect with Pachamama, Mother Earth.

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