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a new year

January 1, 2012

The coming year, two thousand and twelve, is already feeling like it is full of opportunity. That may have something to do with 2011 putting me through the mill for twelve long months. I won’t do too much reflecting, but instead give thanks for the wonderful people in my life, and the wonderful trips I got to take in 2011 that got me through the tough times at home.

Now, a new city and a new job, a fresh start and a return to the ocean. Sounds promising!

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be right back

July 29, 2011

I am rethinking my blog, figuring out my life and how it all fits together. Ready to burst out of my limbo state of being (and Ottawa) and into something amazing. Putting it all out there in the universe. An opportunity to be true to myself, Pailin and the world around me – all I ask.

I’ll be back. I am just not sure exactly when.

hoppity hop

June 27, 2011

“No such thing as a spoiled bunny. This is an animal who possesses a limitless capacity for affection.”
Ann Patchett, The Magician’s Assistant

My dearest Frankie has been on my mind, and I am half tempted to email her adoptive parents to ask if I can come visit. I am not sure if that is proper foster parent decorum. Bunnies seem to be everywhere, I am nearly twittering as much about them as elephants. Here are some links I’ve come across and news I wanted to share.

.  The Ontario RSPCA recently did a raid at a bunny mill (evil places!) and rescued hundreds of bunnies. Sadly about half of them had to be put down due to their poor health, and the other half has been taken in by rescue centers across the province. This includes New Moon Rabbit Rescue, for whom I’ve fostered Frankie. Frankie was traumatized for a long time following her inhumane life at the bunny mill and it took many months for her to relax and trust. If you know anyone who can commit (important!) to adopting a bunny, please let them get in touch with a nearby rescue.

This is a topic dear to my heart, bunnies are often overlooked and easily cast aside (how, I ask you?!). I wish I could foster at the moment, but with my current “ready to move at a moments notice for the dream job” state, I cannot make the commitment. I grew up with a bunny in the house, Jolly was with us for almost twelve years and was more like a puppy following me around and greeting me at the gate when I came home from school.

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After the fireworks

February 8, 2011

Fireworks make you think of new beginnings. In the cold harsh light of winter Ottawa seems hard and unwelcoming. And you wonder if it was ever any different, though it felt friendlier in the heat of the summer, the colours of the fall. New beginnings. You wonder where they will lead, when and where to begin again. And if the answers will come, or if you will sit and stare and wonder for many days to come. A sign might be just around the corner.

On another note, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary is in the process of rescuing another elephant, but need help with costs for the transport and the long trip to the sanctuary for Beautiful Lotus – that’s her name – who has never been in a forest or has learned to graze. Or felt what it was like to be a true elephant. Please donate whatever you can here. (please note that donations are in Thai Baht, the rate is around 30 baht to 1 canadian dollar)