Thursday, November 15, 2007

Someone e-mailed me this video clip last night. The story is that a woman in Columbia found a lion cub who was wounded and hungry. She took him home and raised him until he grew too big to keep at home. She turned him over to a local zoo to care for the full grown lion, but she visits him every day. This is how he greets her:

I've always thought big cats were cool and think it's a shames they're not readily domesticated. I'd like to have a big friendly tiger or something in Wally size. Maybe without the big giant claws.

You may remember the post from the other day about an old friend who recently died. I talked about an essay I had written about him in college which would paint a much clearer picture of Carl, or at least the picture I saw when I was 22, the age I was when I wrote it. I've never uploaded a document before, but hopefully this will work. You should be able to view the essay HERE.

The song of the day is "Shadows and Regrets" by Yellowcard off their 2007 album Paper Walls. I just bought this along with the new Jimmy Eat World on Amazon and got to listen to it today. This is a great song, and the lyrics remind me a bit of what it feels like to go home and visit old friends. Here it is for you to enjoy. If you click on "download" it will take you to a page where you can listen to the entire song without downloading it.


Blogger dnetrunner said...

Your essay is very moving. I can see and feel the your relationship by your descriptive writing. You are very blessed to have had a relationship such as the one you had with Carl. I am glad you were able to share this...thanks

7:30 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I would like to have a pet Cheetah.

Your paper on Carl is a lovely tribute; we should all leave this earth having had such a positive effect on others.

If you've never read it, I highly, HIGHLY recommend that you read Farley Mowat's Never Cry Wolf.

7:13 AM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

I would love to have a pet lion or tiger. Let me tell you, my stupid downstairs neighbour would know to keep his volume down when he watches his porn.

Your tribute to Carl is lovely. It appears you two had a deep relationship over time. Every 20 year old thinks they wont change over time. I still get flashes of that feeling.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Oh, one more thing. Apparently, ocelots are pretty easily domesticated if raised from kittens, but the problem is(according to native Amazonian guide we had . . .) that you end up with a large animal with very long claws, who likes to hide behind trees and jump out to play with you . . .

9:44 AM  
Blogger Kelly J. Compeau said...

That was a beautiful essay, Tiff.


8:39 AM  

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