I spent this past Valentine's Day with the many different species of animals, birds, and other marine wildlife at the Seattle Aquarium. It was the third field trip for Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors, and we had let all of the animals know that we were coming to be with them to listen, collect their prayers for ceremony, and perhaps offer a little Reiki here and there.
The weather today has been variable, to say the least. First gray skies, then huge fluffy snowflakes, wet snowflakes, sleet, rain and, eventually, brilliant sunshine with blue skies. Welcome to Spring!
Once the sun came out to stay for a while I opened the front door. The insulated storm door makes the front entry an ideal sunning spots for the cats. Since it also faces the sidewalk I saw a lot of people walking by look in and smile.
And suddenly I realized that there was one more cat than usual. Recently I acquired a cast-iron doorstop in the shape of a cat. The doorstop is old, and is described as Primitive-style from a century and a half ago.
Sand in particular seems to really like the new guy. I often find her sitting companionably with him as you see in the photos here (click on first photo for larger format and then use right arrow to scroll through gallery), and just as I was taking the first shots Sand gave him a companionable sniff. It appears that we have a new club called Primitive Cats!
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Think Outside the Cage
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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