All posts filed under: animal lover

For The Love Of Animals Adopt.

(Kiwi on the left, and Sparta on the right) One year ago today, I had the privilege of adopting Kiwi and Sparta, from the Cayman Islands Humane Society.  Animals bring incredible joy to one’s life.  I had the pleasure of raising Kiwi since he was just a kitten and Sparta, when he was already a year old.  Both are absolute darlings.  My life has been greatly enriched by the unconditional love, my boys King Kiwi & Sir Sparta give everyday. When you adopt an animal from a local animal shelter you aren’t taking home a pet, rather, you are bringing home a new addition to your family.  Growing up I have always been blessed to have cats and dogs.  I cannot image what life would be like without having pets.  Animals have the biggest hearts, they are compassionate, love unconditionally and will leave a lasting impression on your heart.  It is heartbreaking to know that there are hundreds of cats and dogs around the world in need of a forever home.  Thankfully, there are animal …

52: A Voice Lost in a Sea of Echoes

Photo Credit: Lonely Whale   Hello! Can anybody hear me? Is anybody out there- listening? Radio silence….. Imagine, sending out a plea for connection, only to have your cry become lost in a sea of echoes. The “52 Hertz Whale,” also known as the “Lonely Whale” has for years wandered the ocean solo. Living a life of solitude- completely cut off from bonding and connecting with other whales. Tragically, it is believed that this lonely whale sends out a frequency unlike any other whale; a unique call. To date, it is said that no other whale has responded to this lone whale’s cry. Dr. William Watkins theorized, lonely whale, “was either the first of its kind, the last of its kind, or a whale with a malformation in its call, resulting in its inability to mate or form a bond with any of his species” (Lonely Whale). At the heart of the matter, this gentle giant is a hero with a story to tell. Lonely Whale has spent an entire lifetime roaming through the abyss …

Exclusive: Celebrating the Blue Iguanas

Photo Credit: Doug Bell   I am pleased to share with you some bonus content and footage!  A huge thank you to Daybreak for helping raise awareness for the Blue Iguanas and the Blue Iguana Recovery Program on World Wildlife Day! Click here to watch my interview on Daybreak with Edlyn Ruiz.  We are on location at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Botanic Park joined by Karen Forbes and Alberto Estevanovich sharing why Cayman’s endemic blue iguanas are so special. A huge thanks to everyone!   Happy World Wildlife Day!

The Revival of The Blue Iguanas

                                            Photo Credit: Doug Bell The United Nations General Assembly designated 3rd March as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate the world’s wild fauna and flora (United Nations). In honor of World Wildlife Day, I would like to dedicate this post to raise awareness for the Blue Iguanas, a national beauty and icon of the Cayman Islands. The Blue Iguana Recovery Program, is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Blue Iguanas. The once critically endangered species, is beginning to thrive in the wild once again. There was a time when we almost lost our beloved Blue Iguanas, thankfully they are moving out of danger from becoming extinct. Currently, the population of Blue Iguanas has reached over 900, showing promise of reaching a target goal of a population of 1,000 Blue Iguanas. The care and dedication of staff members of the Blue Iguana Recovery Program, along with the success of captive breeding has contributed …

Polar Bears On Thin Ice

  (Photo Credit: Huffington Post. Thomas Kokta / Caters News) Happy Kindness Wednesday!  This week is Polar Bear Week!  How awesome is that?  World Polar Bear Day is 27th February 2015.  In honor of the upcoming World Polar Bear Day, I am dedicating this post to polar bears. I absolutely love polar bears- they are one of my favorite animals. (Photo Credit: BBC) Polar bears are living on thin ice…  Since, May 2008, under the US Endangered Species Act, polar bears were listed as a threatened species.  This action was taken as a result of, the ongoing loss of their Arctic home- due to climate change.  As the Arctic continues to warm up, there is potential for greater loss of this fragile habitat.  “According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), ice coverage is likely to fall below one million square kilometres by 2050” (BBC)  Thus, if global action is not taken to preserve their natural habitat we could see a decline in the population of polar bears.  The thought of a world without polar …

“And the heart must pause to breathe”

  Photo Credit: Michael Maes “And the heart must pause to breathe,” words of the legendary poet Lord Byron. These poetic words capture the experience of watching the artistic work of Michael Maes short film “Byron Beholds Kona.” This short film will capture your heart from the start, as you will become immersed in the purity and the spellbinding beauty of the ocean and the wildlife. Most importantly, you will become enthralled by the poetic connection between the ocean and film. Maes, has chosen the words of Lord Byron’s So We’ll Go No More a Roving to accompany the stunning cinematic journey viewers are taken on in the waters of Kona, Hawaii. It’s safe to say Mr. Maes, has created an interesting genre of film called “Poetry eMotion.” Poetry eMotion: How it came to be… Michael Maes says, his wife, Ellen Cuylaerts, told him that “some of his footage is poetry in her eyes” and she, “encouraged him to reach out to poems through his films.” Through the diligent process of filming and editing, Maes …