Today marks the one year anniversary of Purr and Roar, and what a year it has been! I can best describe it as being a fun, challenging and ongoing learning experience, one that I have been fortunate enough to share with a great community of people. A special thanks to all who have read, shared and supported this blog!
In honor of this day I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate by listing a few highlights starting with the first post on March 15 2014. The date is significant as it happened to coincide with a very important cause that I am actively involved in supporting.
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If we can't save #Lions What will we save? #TBT to a trip to #Kenya a #familyunit Lions #cubs of all generations together as intended. let's help keep it that way. Join the 🌍#GlobalMarchForLions in your city or advocate on your own please be a #voice4thepride #SaveLions #bancannedhunting #BanTrophyHunting #cannedlion #lionsarenottrophies #BanCubPetting #bigcatsforever #SupportEthicalTourism #LionAid #Africa #Travel #WildlifePhotography #CampaignAgainstCannedHunting Be sure to check @globalmarchforlions for a March near you! #Toronto #Canada #USA #SouthAfrica #UK #Europe #TheWorld
For anyone wishing to know more about this issue and the status of the African Lion check under the category of Lions or Global March For Lions on my home page.
Let’s Talk About Your Cat
I love the stories that come along with cat adoption, and I love sharing them. This past year I have had some pretty interesting cats featured, but one of my favorites Xander the rescued lab cat was extra special. If you would like to have your cats story included in an edition of Let’s Talk About Your Cat be sure to leave me a message.
On The Trail of Big Cats
Going to see award-winning photographer Steve Winter at a National Geographic Live Lecture series last October was a major highlight. Later I wrote On The Trail of Big Cats and had it picked up by Nat Geo Live on Facebook, and then by Steve Winter on Twitter. I was extremely honored by the acknowledgment and made sure to grab this screen shot.
10 Years Hundreds of Cats
Celebrating my 10 year anniversary as a cat volunteer with Toronto Animal Services and receiving a special feature on their site was pretty awesome and a reminder of how time sure does fly when you are around cats!
Lanai’s Little Lions
Visiting the Lanai Animal Rescue Center in Hawaii where I met some wonderful people and saw first hand how this amazing organization helps the many homeless, stray and abandoned cats on the island.
Meeting Grumpy Cat on her North American Book Tour here in Toronto was loads of fun, but also awful.
World Lion Day
Honoring World Lion Day by interviewing my friend, extraordinary African safari guide and lover of Lions Rob Janisch to get the home perspective on this iconic species.
My Name is Bob
And, last but not least, being asked by the publisher to write a review for the children’s book, and one of my favorites, My Name is Bob.