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    I recently had taken in, incrementally, two cats, who then became pregnant. I continued to feed them and one produced seven kittens which I never let outside being fearful for their safety. The second female cat was huge one day and flat the next. I continued to feed her as well until one week when she brought me three weaned kittens in three days. I will only say, that it was an ordeal trying to keep a carpeted floor away from ten rambunctious kitties. I knew I had to get them adopted, otherwise they would starve and/or be prey for other creatures. I surrendered them to the local animal rescue service of the county who found homes for them. In the process, which is a long story, I discovered the cats capacity for love and my own love reactivated by their presence. My discovery, which is the point I wish to make is: LIFE IS SACRED AND LIFE IS LOVE. By extension, anyone who disregards the needs of others when they can help, especially the animals against whom human ways appear to be stacked, is criminal and in violation of the laws of Heaven.

    About the film "Dominion," I have watched films like it before; because of my recent experience, I cannot bear to watch another one like it. For years, I have not touched meat other than precooked chicken, fish and eggs; and I realize that a solution as to how to get protein remains for me. The evil treatment of chickens needs to be forcibly halted. If we must eat protein in this form, then it is best to forego the stage of animal existence and do it technologically. If we succeed at this, human hunger will be well on its way to cessation. We must also succeed in creating plants which provide protein for large and small animals. According to the story of the Garden of Eden created by the Annunaki, all the animals ate plants. We must reverse the evil which has taken over this planet. Surprise, surprise, war will end.

    After my experience with the cats involving telepathic communication and sharing the feelings of the cats, I KNOW that we are all the same beings coming from the same WELL OF EXISTENCE IN CREATION, and both the good and evil that we dispense will return to us in some form, either now or in a future experience of existence. The love that we broadcast now is to improve the existence of the whole.

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    Esther the wonderpig opens doors in more ways than one.


    Esther the Wonder Pig Opens Doors


    Cornelius the Turkey and Esther are great friends but Turkeys being social creatures - Cornelius also wants his fair share of attention!


    Jealous Turkey Needs Attention
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    Tlaxcala, Mexico and its fireflies show. Go to youtube to see other amazing videos of this spectacle.
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    Lovely.. thank you, Rosemarie. I so love fireflies..

    Here's another..

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    Not only Koko, the gorilla who learned to recognize 2,000 words. Here's Kanzi, a genius bonobo chimpanzee.



    Kanzi, born in 1980, is “the world’s undisputed ape-language superstar,” according to the website of the Great Ape Trust, a research facility in Iowa that studies ape language and intelligence.

    That’s because he was the first ape to acquire language as children do: by being exposed to it.

    Kanzi is also the first ape to show receptive understanding of spoken English and excels in research using novel sentences—phrases that require the learning of specific responses.

    Read more about Kanzi here: an amazing story.

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    Bill shared this earlier on A campfire chat with the moderators

    but it is so good, I just had to share it here.

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    Quote Posted by Constance (here)
    Bill shared this earlier on A campfire chat with the moderators

    but it is so good, I just had to share it here.

    What gets me every time is the sneeze at 0:38.


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    I love pussy cats, but tonight, after cleaning up after my neighbour’s stretchy relaxing sofa cat visitation, hysterical nasal trauma, non-stop sneezing - deffo not cat - must be something it was hunting earlier....😉
    The love you withhold is the pain that you carry
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    More about highly intelligent great apes, from https://globalanimal.org/2011/08/19/...e-apes-gallery.

    This is Azy, an orangutan, selecting a symbol for "apple" after being shown a slice of apple by a researcher at the Think Tank facility at Washington, D.C.'s National Zoo in 1996.



    “Not only does Azy communicate his thoughts with abstract keyboard symbols, he also demonstrates a ‘theory of mind’ (understanding another individual’s perspective) and makes logical, thoughtful choices that show a mental flexibility some chimpanzees lack,” according to National Geographic magazine.

    As part of the facility’s Orangutan Language Project, orangutans, rewarded with food, learn to use a symbol-based language presented on a computer monitor.

    The zoo’s “dictionary” has about 70 abstract symbols, all of which have no visual relation to the object they represent. There are seven categories of symbols: food, proper names of people, verbs, adjectives, Arabic numbers, nonfood objects, and proper names of orangutans.
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    Friends play with a car tire in pasture - wonderful!


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    Went looking for this video I saw a couple of months ago. A sheep got stuck on a tire. It was so funny, poor thing.
    The other sheep looking at their friend like “ what the heck “
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    The platypus might be the most unusual animal on the planet.

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    It has webbed feet like a frog
    A bill like a duck
    Venom like a snake
    and lays eggs like a bird!
    They are a secretive animal spending most of their life underwater or underground. It wasn't until the 1880's that it first was confirmed that they were egg laying mammals because the male platypus can deliver a sting that creates weeks of pain and swelling. Ouch!

    You'll find them all along the east coast of Australia - From the tropical rainforests to the icy remote Tasmanian wilderness.

    The only other animal that is remotely related to the platypus is the echidna.


    Platypus - The World's Strangest Animal (Nature Documentary)
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    Quote Posted by Constance (here)
    The platypus might be the most unusual animal on the planet.

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    It has webbed feet like a frog
    A bill like a duck
    Venom like a snake
    and lays eggs like a bird!
    They are a secretive animal spending most of their life underwater or underground. It wasn't until the 1880's that it first was confirmed that they were egg laying mammals because the male platypus can deliver a sting that creates weeks of pain and swelling. Ouch!

    You'll find them all along the east coast of Australia - From the tropical rainforests to the icy remote Tasmanian wilderness.

    The only other animal that is remotely related to the platypus is the echidna.


    Platypus - The World's Strangest Animal (Nature Documentary)
    I SO wanted a pet platypus when I was a child!!!
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    The Cat Behaviour Channel

    Chatzi is a 6month old Bengal boy. This is part one of a series of feline cat behaviour films looking in detail into his introduction to a house with another Bengal cat called Freya and a Mixed Breed Moggy called Teego


    https://youtu.be/H_mgXHAMDZI


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    My favorite animal ever. This is the story of the Elephant Whisperer and his herd of elephants in Thula Thula.
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    Ernesto the meerkat has been bitten by a cobra.

    Incredibly, he survives. Such is the miracle of life and nature.


    Ernesto, the snake-bitten meerkat's miraculous story - Planet Earth Live - BBC One
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    I was going to show the sequel to the previous cat behavioural video in which Chatzi and Teego start to play.

    But this older video is better, featuring Teego as a kitten, when he was the upstart and intruder


    The Cat Behaviour Channel
    This is a little film about Freya the 6 year old Bengal cat, and Teego, an 11 week old kitten meeting for the first time.

    Freya has always been a little bit timid

    https://youtu.be/EhRuG0D-WsU


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    The Secret Life of Pigeons

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    Sky rats, sewer eagles, gutter falcons, these are some of the unflattering names given to pigeons but here in this documentary, you may well have a change of heart.

    Pigeons thrive in every city and in every town. They are exceptional navigators. Ancient civilisations worshipped them - to the sumerians they were the messengers to the gods, to the greeks and romans, they were the symbols of fertility.

    Pigeons can distinguish facial features, remember a persons gait and recognise friend from foe.

    Pigeons are gentle and smart and have complex social relationships. Their hearing and vision are both excellent. Ingrid Newkirk



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    Quote I have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years. But there was one, a beautiful bird, pure white with light grey tips on its wings; that one was different. It was a female. I had only to wish and call her and she would come flying to me.
    I loved that pigeon as a man loves a women, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life.
    - - - - - Nikola Tesla
    Nikola Tesla was a wonderfully eccentric man when he wasn’t busy discovering new inventions. One of his many oddities was his fascination – okay, let’s call it an obsession – with pigeons.

    Always dressed impeccably, Tesla nonetheless could be occasionally found standing in Bryant Park, arms outstretched, bird feed at his feet, and covered in pigeons. He was a sight to behold, and passersby chuckled at the idea of the great scientist enamored of what most would agree are not the cleanest or most appealing of birds (some would go so far as to call them “rats with wings”). But here he was…mingling with the feisty foul just steps from his scientific laboratory.

    On other occasions Tesla would wander the streets of New York City, head down, gazing intently, on the alert for the injured pigeon who mistook the windowed glass of the slowly rising skyscrapers of New York for a passageway (or a possible mate, one might imagine). Rushing to any bird he observed, Tesla gently lifted his new-found charge and brought it back to his hotel room to nurse it back to health.

    Such an odd paradox was this man. Desperately germophobic to the point of avoiding human contact, here he is covered in bird feathers…and worse. And when he took ill and couldn’t tend to his rounds he would order his assistants to go out looking in his stead. Giving them careful instructions on where to look and how to handle the birds, they were to bring them back and care for them if Tesla could not.

    One particular white pigeon became a personal friend when Tesla was most in need of friendship. One day the pigeon showed up on his windowsill looking, to Tesla at least, forlorn. Tesla knew the pigeon had come to tell him it was dying.

    In the end, both the pigeon and Tesla died alone.

    From: http://www.davidjkent-writer.com/201...-white-pigeon/
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    How naked mole rats conquered pain—and what it could mean for us
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    Although it has a face—and body—that only a mother could love, the naked mole rat has a lot to offer biomedical science. It lives 10 times longer than a mouse, almost never gets cancer, and doesn’t feel pain from injury and inflammation. Now, researchers say they’ve figured out how the rodents keep this pain away.

    “It’s an amazing result,” says Harold Zakon, an evolutionary neurobiologist at the University of Texas, Austin, who was not involved with the work. “This study points us to important areas … that might be targeted to reduce this type of pain.”

    Naked mole rats are just plain weird. They live almost totally underground in colonies structured like honey bee hives, with hundreds of workers servicing a single queen and her few consorts. To survive, they dig kilometers of tunnels in search of large underground tubers for food. It’s such a tough life that—to conserve energy—this member of the rodent family gave up regulating its temperature, and they are able to thrive in a low-oxygen, high–carbon dioxide environment that would suffocate or be very painful to humans.

    They might as well be from another planet,” says Thomas Park, a neuroscientist at the University of Illinois, Chicago.



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