Purr and Roar is Tori,
I have always had an innate love and interest in the natural world, animals, wildlife, conservation and most of all – the cats.
I grew up reading National Geographic magazines and any and every book on animals and wildlife I could get my hands on especially if it had a cat, domestic or wild, on the cover. Of the many books I read as a child Born Free would be the one to strengthen my love affair with the big cats as well as my determination to visit Africa. Finally being able to do so later on as an adult would prove life changing.
While I would go on to complete a degree in Fine Arts I had various interests and supplemented my early studies with courses in science, biology, and later psychology and the environment. It seemed that this would work to complement what I would learn, whether from an article, book, experience or traveling, about the feline species. Additionally, I have always felt that being immersed in nature and seeing wildlife can only enhance what you know, which leads to one of my lifelong dreams – seeing as many species of wild cats as possible in the wild. It’s a big dream, but one that I am still hoping to fulfill.
As a passionate animal advocate I have always believed that knowledge is power and every person can make a difference. For this reason and for all felines everywhere, I started Purr and Roar to talk about all things cat related, the personal stories and experiences, what others are saying or doing, info that I find fascinating, the fun tidbits, the educational, inspirational and the more serious stuff.
I can be contacted at purrandroar(at)gmail(dot)com