Monthly Archives: March 2016

My passions: Introducion

Let me tell you a bit about myself:

I’m a world traveler with a passion for animals, nature and yoga. I began life’s journey  in New Zealand where I was born. Throughout my life I have lived Australia, Hong Kong, England, Japan and am now based in Colorful wacky Colorado where I spend my time doing yoga and going on new adventures on a daily basis. I’ve been to many other places around the world.  I enjoy learning about different cultures. In this blog I plan on writing about what I know about animals, nature, traveling and yoga. Sometimes those things combine in a very interesting ways.

My love of animals stemmed from being brought up around them. There have always been cats in my life, I grew up with them and know quite a bit about them. My cats are each very special in their own way. They have taught me a lot. When I was a teenager my dad found a day old kitten in our driveway. I fell in love with her and learned how to hand rear kittens because of her. She is now thirteen yeas old and lives with me in Colorado. Along with other cats I have rescued.I will mention more about rescuing and fostering cats and kittens later in my blog.

My wonderful Labrador is a Canine Good Citizen. She came to me in Australia when I was living in a very difficult relationship with my now ex and his family. My little brother went over to retrieve her and my cat I rescued. She was going to be drowned if she didn’t find a home. She was born on a farm.

In Australia I studied Outdoor Education/ Nature Tourism  as well as working on a Certificate in Animal Services. I have an Associates in Zoo Keeping Technologies and with that have worked and interned in various zoos and rehabilitation centers. Volunteering at The Belize Zoo and Wildtrack’s Belize are two animal experiences that really changed my life. I will go into more detail about them in a future blog.

A while ago I was volunteering at a local cat shelter and learned even more about cat behavior, training as well as socializing. I fostered a lot of tiny kittens that came into the shelter and went through the heart breaking reality of losing some of the really sick kittens. You fall in love with every one of them. Its a very hard thing to do.

Currently I am studying to be a Yoga instructor. The style of yoga is based on Anusara yoga. It covers alignment and what I have found is that knowing which muscles to move and where to point your knees really helps in changing the way your body feels. I will share more about yoga in my future blogs.

To summarize I will write about

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Other animals.
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Yoga