Archive | July 2012

Special Kittens

Last June we adopted a thin young cat. Weeks later she began to grow in all the wrong places. We took her to the vet and were told she was going to be a mama. On Aug.3,2011 she had her 3 kittens by c-section as she could not get them out.


This was her only boy. I wanted him the moment I saw him and named him Aslan

Nala and Aslan

Nala and her three babies

Nala and the two girls

Aslan and his sister Scofield

My beloved Bella. As time to give the other 2 kittens away  drew near, it became apparent that this
little girl was NOT going to make it as a barn cat, so I made the painful decision to keep her
and to give my precious little rough and tumble Aslan away. Bella has turned into the most
loving, affectionate cat I have ever had. She also is the only cat I have ever had that
plays fetch like a dog. She loves me to throw her favorite toy and bring it back to me to throw again.
She was NOT the kitten I wanted but she is the joy of my life now

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Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue…Lions and Tigers

These are just some of the photos from the Big Cat Rescue in Rock Springs, Wi. Most are from zoos that had no room for them anymore.

Such an awesomely beautiful face

There are over 30 cats here. Most of them are tigers but there are quite a few lions and a leopard

Beautiful in white

This is my favorite cat. Five year old Kimba. Here he is stalking his keeper

Kimba in all his majesty. He is one beautiful lion, one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen

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Da Bears (And a couple of Lions too)

This is the Lakewood Zoo in Mountain Wisconsin. Most of the big cats and bears were rescued from abandonment or abuse. This is a nice little place where you get really close to the animals.

Da Bears starting line-up!

Oops, looks like one Bear doesn’t want to play!

Let us at those Lions….grrrrr

Calm as can be, this lion isn’t worried about da Bears at all!

In fact so relaxed this lion is taking a snooze in the sun 🙂

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High Cliff State Park

This is High Cliff State park in the Appleton, Wisconsin area. They have many paths and routes to take and all are beautiful. Here are some of the things we saw.

These are the Lime Stone Kiln Ruins which are pretty neat!

This is lime that is still in the park.

One of my favorite photos of the water trickling down the rocks

This bridge is on the Butterfly Pond trail. Really pretty when you cross it and see all the vegetation

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Lions and Tigers and Flamingos, Oh My!

Here are more pics of Lincoln Park Zoo. The flamingos are finally out. They’re very pretty. And I don’t like pink.

And I finally got to get a pic of the monkeys. I still haven’t had much luck getting pics of the gorillas. Working on it. Anyway, I want this “jungle gym” in my apartment. That would be so much fun.

The Amur Leopard was chowing down on this trip. Usually he’s moving too much to get a shot, or he’s sleeping, which is boring to watch. But he was ripping through whatever meat they’d given him.

Nice markings. Gorgeous animal.

I really want one as a pet. So cuddly.

Finally, the lion has gotten comfortable with his new home and is taking charge of it. I wrote this on my Facebook wall on May 25 – so exciting!

So Thursday afternoon I hit the zoo on my walk, per the norm. Had my music blasting in my ears, when I saw that the lion finally came out of the tunnel.

Every time I’ve been there, he just paces back and forth between his indoor and outdoor enclosures, never getting out far enough to really see him.

He was just introduced to the zoo in April, so he was probably pretty ticked off to not be “home.”

Anyway, I’m standing there watching him. He’s just outside of his little tunnel and you can see that he’s sort of roaring. I didn’t bother to take off my headphones. I was just enjoying the view.

Then he let out this enormous roar. I mean E-NOR-MOUS. It reverberated through my body, it drowned out my loud music… and it was the coolest thing I’ve ever heard.

I got my headphones off in time to hear a second one.

I’ve heard tigers and leopards and panthers roar, pretty loud, definitely intimidating, but this… this was amazing.

His name is Sahar, but I have renamed him Twinkie because he looks like one when he’s lying in the grass and you can’t see his head or tail.

I can’t wait until his mane grows out!

All photos were taken by me, Letricia Brooks. Feel free to use them for whatever you want. Attribution or a link back to my site would be nice, but not required.

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