Jungle Cat World – June 2015

My first trip to Jungle Cat World was part of my 40th birthday celebrations, and at that time, my hopes had included having the experience of being able to pet a tiger. The specific tiger I’d hoped to meet was Nadine, but she was off-site that day, so even though I was disappointed, I still…

Hands On Exotics Presentation at Dufferin Clark Library

I only found out about these guys quite recently, and pretty much by accident, but ever since then I’ve been trying to figure out a time and opportunity to check them out more closely.  I finally got that chance on Wednesday afternoon, and I have to say – I am pretty thrilled with what I’ve…

Hudson Part II – Saying Goodbye and Letting Go

My first post about Hudson the polar bear cub received a lot of attention – in a great way!  Thanks so much to everyone who read and commented and otherwise showed their support for me, and affection for the bear.  Knowing that the story touched so many people definitely helped to take some of the…

Turning 40

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love animals. I love being around them, I love petting them and playing with them and snuggling them. I tell them my deepest darkest secrets and have no fear of judgement from them. Movies about them make me laugh and cry more than any other. And…

White Lions And Spring At The Toronto Zoo

  It would seem that a fluffy and mostly-white army has descend on the Metro Toronto Zoo as of late!  First, we met our most a-dork-able polar bear cub, Hudson.  The little guy is growing in leaps and bounds, and never fails to entertain with his adolescent antics.  Hudson had my heart from the word…