Starting July 1st Seattle will ban the use of single use plastic grocery bags.
“Washingtonians use more than 2 billion single-use plastic bags each year. Seattle alone uses approximately 292 million … and only 13 percent are recycled. Too many plastic bags end up in Puget Sound where they do not biodegrade.”
– City Council member Mike O’Brien
What happens to those plastic bags and bottles?
“Paper bags biodegrade whereas plastic bags just break down into smaller pieces that remain for hundreds of years, harming our wildlife. Ultimately, reusable bags are the best.”
– Environmental group zero waste seattle
How much does the average american use?
I recently had to put down one of my cats. It happened so fast, crisis, emergency vet hospital, no good solution but the humane letting go to prevent further suffering.
I was left with one cat the litter mate of Toby II who I had to put down. They were extremely close and Thea would yawl and look for her brother. I thought about getting another cat briefly – certainly not very seriously.
Then my Mom talked me into going to “just look” at cats at her local pet shelter. My Mom is a big cat lover. She had just been thru a painful procedure at an emergency clinic. I thought looking at cats and petting some would cheer her up.
At the shelter most of the cats were listless and dull in their cages. A few kittens had some spark. I got to the last cage on the bottom and there was a little guy half asleep in the back of the cage.
I looked in and said “Hello”. immediately he opened his eyes revealing deep orange orbs. He jumped up and started pawing my hand thru the cage and rubbing against the bars.
“Take me” he insisted.
It was unexpected and unnerving with my recent loss so near in my mind. We left but I couldn’t stop thinking about him. He was young and male a good match for my Thea.
The next day I called up the webpage of the shelter and found him. Again his distinct orange eyes made the picture. I showed my boss (another cat lover) and soon we were on the road headed to get him.
He came with some problems, big bite on back now a healing set of scabs, mites, bag of bones and soon to find out a fearless, wild child / devil personality. It is a understatement to say my household is adjusting.
He was a perfect candidate to try out my evolving video skills on…
It is spring here in the northwest and a sign of this time and summer to come is blooming poppies. My favorite are called dinner plate poppies named after their large size. These beautiful poppies can get up to 10 inches in diameter.
I have pink and red ones in my front yard but my neighbor around the corner beats me by a mile. She has red, white, orange, red, black red ones plus giant irises and other assorted flowers.
They are in full bloom now and it inspired the following video. Please like, share and enjoy if they inspire you as much as they did me. 🙂
I have been skipping around on topics on this blog. I sit at my computer and let what comes… be my topic.
This blog is back to Animal Communication. Recently on one of my Animal Communication calls a most profound experience in many ways happened.
On that call our class got the sacred opportunity of talking to a large white dog with a different sort of message.
As I tuned into this majestic animal I’ll call Henry I got a sense of light and expansion. It was as if he was larger than life. If you met him in real life you would think he was bigger than he was. I was feeling this expansion when all of a sudden it started to shrink and shrink and turned into the most profound, vast, aching sadness.
My heart chakra was deeply affected and tears came to my eyes. Since the change was so sudden and unexpected I wasn’t sure what to do. I just took it in.
I asked Henry what was wrong. I didn’t get an answer but a burst of deeper sorrow came through. It didn’t feel right to ask him anything more. I just stayed with him.
The other students picked up on this sadness too. It was the theme of the call. Henry was a rescue dog and the owner didn’t know what his history was that could have caused such sadness.
I have felt similar sadness with clients when I have done energy work but I have to say this was different. Also to know that an animal, a beloved pet can hold such sorrow is truly heart breaking.
Animals do and feel so much more than we may ever know. I’m in awe of these majestic beings living with us.
A special thanks to Henry’s owner for knowing and appreciating what a special dog she has but most of all a very special thanks to Henry for his willingness and trust to share his feelings with us. I feel that I can say he touched all of us and took us all to a new level of understanding and insight.