A Thousand Winds That Blow (Wordless Wednesday)

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Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

What you do makes a difference.

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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.  What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”― Dr. Jane Goodall

Animals Following Their Bliss

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The Elephant Nature Park in Thailand exists to rescue and rehabilitate elephants, dogs, cats, buffalo, and many other animals.

“Now may every living thing, young or old,
weak or strong, living near or far, known or
unknown, living or departed or yet unborn,
may every living thing be full of bliss.”
― Anonymous, The Dhammapada

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

“Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.”
― Nadeem Aslam

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

 Plant a tree.  Hug a tree.  Kiss a frog.  Save a toad.

Get your Earth Day groove on!


Today, on Earth Day, I invite you to watch Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film, “HOME“:


“Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle

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Even CEO Cats Can’t Resist the Urge

Even Business Cats Act Like Normal Cats

Boxing Day is Everyday for Cats After Christmas!

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Mr. Beaux (19 years of age) and his buddy Knox (9) enjoying some Box Time under our Christmas Tree



Many people around the world are celebrating Boxing Day today! Different countries celebrate this annual event with their personal heritage and traditions.

But here in our home, this is how our feline family members celebrate Boxing Day …

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No matter the stage, size or species, all cats love boxes. Whether they are a tiger or tabby, a kitten or senior, a Good Box Makes Life Better.

Cats actually need boxes!

📦 Not only are boxes perfect for cats, who are both Predator AND Prey, but experts believe a cardboard box is just as important as food, water, and a litter box!

📦 Cardboard is insulating! It helps to maintain their body temperature in both hot and cold environments.

📦 Boxes offer much needed mental and physical stimulation for cats, while providing safe places of refuge and security.

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Senior & Geriatric Cats need low-sided boxes.

Did you know …?

Cardboard is insulating for cats!

When a cat burrows down into a box, the cardboard assists in maintaining the cat’s body temperature.  This is how cats maintain their “thermal neutral zone”; cats can more easily maintain their body temperature without having to expend a lot of precious energy.

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Boxes can also be used for Stationing! 

Check out how, in the short video below:

Using a Box 📦 for Stationing 📍

https://youtu.be/8Q6eFLDzAmo




These are a couple of recent pics of our sweet Knox appreciating the gifts of tissue paper & Christmas boxes. 🐱


Discover all the fun facts in my article,

➡ “Why Cats Like Boxes”!


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Rather than tossing out all of the tissue paper and boxes after the Christmas commotion, consider offering your feline family member a great box! Giving your cat a box not only helps him/her, but is also a cool way to recycle.


Learn more at our Website!


Related Reading:

“Why Cats Like Boxes”!

It’s More Than Just A Box!

Lions! Tigers! Leopards and Boxes! Oh My!

Covert Cougars!

Rocky, my brother’s adolescent cat enjoying a deep, high-sided box after playtime.
Boxes should be sized appropriately for each cat’s age and stage in life.

Training Tips from The Cat

Training Tips from The Cat

Fall Leaves Frenzy!

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. ~ Samuel Butler