In Praise of ‘Wolf Sanctuary’ by Chuck Rineer



This is a gorgeous, stunning visual treat. To be allowed a glimpse of these wolves, a window into their lives is an experience most of us will never experience. This is one of those rare coffee-table-style books any wolf enthusiast will adore. And I plan on getting a copy for myself. We see the wolves resting, howling, eating, making a den and bringing up the pups in a combination of colour and black and white photographs. We feel as though we are there, and it was not hard to imagine the little hairs on the back of my neck lifting with their howls.
I have been fortunate to hear wolves howl in the wild as they hunted, so it didn’t require too much imagination to hear these ones.
What a wonderful book!

Help Battle Betty’s Blindness!



Normally, I don’t write posts like this one, but there are times when we have to step outside our usual behaviours. This is one of those times.

For so many, repairing cataracts is a relatively easy thing. But not everyone can afford it. It can be an expensive and stressful procedure. In this day and age, no one should have to lose their sight, because they have to make the choice between groceries and surgery. Losing one’s sight means they are able to do less and less for themselves, even simple things like cooking and watching a sunset become something the can no longer enjoy. The beauty in life is slowly stolen away until their world becomes shades of murky grey.

Please help us bring color and clarity back for Betty. We’re trying to raise money so that she can have cataract surgery, and enjoy the sight of a field of flowers, return to beloved hobbies and return to an independent way of life.

Without this surgery, her world will permanently darken. She’ll never again gaze into her dog’s loving eyes, never again be moved by the color of a rose and won’t be able to thrill to the sight of an eagle flying high.
Anything you can donate will get her one step closer to seeing a sunrise again. If you’re unable to help out financially, please spread the word. Every little bit helps.
Thank you.

Help Battle Betty’s Blindness Go Fund Me Campaign