Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hypocrisy

Today we are in Ste. Genevieve, a town home to a tiger "sanctuary" that harassed our sponsors for several weeks prior to our arrival on Missouri. A quick look at their website tells me you can see their animals "let out" in the morning, take pictures and even help feed their big cats - admission ranges from $10 to $75 a person depending on how much you want to shell out. The Kelly Miller Circus arrived in town this morning offering all of these possibilities ( except feeding the tigers; that should go without saying ). Best of all - it's FREE ! I can't say in was surprised that none of those concerned with the welfare of my animals were on site to "supervise" and ensure my animals were taken care of and treated well. It is a lot easier to sleep in and practice "activism" from behind a computer screen.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Farmington MO

It's a gorgeous day, the cats are behaving themselves and I get to spend time with my little sister. Life is good. More family and friends this weekend while KMC is in the St. Louis area !

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jackson MO

Began teaching my nine month old to stand still with and come forward in line beside another tiger. We have been leading up to this point for a while, working on these basic behaviors without other distractions. I'm glad to say my two year old, which I trained last year, is the most solid cat to use as a control. Different tactics training her last year but she had a much different personality and learning style.