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"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start from now and make a brand new ending." - author unknown

activities

Well, I had other pages ready to go, but my scanner decided it wasn't going to work anymore. So, no new coloring pages until I figure something out.

I had some more activity pages done before, so I'll just upload those instead. You can find them all on the GSTK Activities page.

This set is the same animal words put into code - some using different letters, some substituting numbers for the letters. Have fun! ^_^

Printable Number Decode 1


^_^ I got the scanner to work again - not sure how ^,^, just kept messing with it until it cooperated. So, you get these as bonus pages - orginal planned post below. ...Hope it stays working. ^^

[This George and Yame scene is from Beat the Clock!.] Fun page, but serious thoughts... In Kevin's latest video with George and Yame, he brings up people asking why shouldn't they be able to do what they want and pet a lion cub?

Unfortunately, I know people exactly like how he describes. "What's the big deal? I want, I want, I want." Even people in my own family would only think about their own pleasure and not consider the cub's life. They would gladly cling to those false promises and gimmicks the cub petting facilities feed tourists - and habitually ignore me or argue with me about it, as if what could I possibly know.

"A prophet is not without honour, save in his own Country and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief." - Matthew 13:57-58

It's disappointing. Some people are just not interested in being enlightened, because reality disrupts their wants. I hope people like this wake up one day, but, in the meantime, I'm not one to let sleepers drag me into indolence of soul. If anything, I hope my brightness makes them restless. ;p

You can join the waking world, or you can sleep and get left behind.

What's the harm in cub petting? Coloring page 3, from way back at the beginning of this site in 2017, still says it pretty well for me. Cub petting facilities have no intention of taking care of those thousands of cubs until they die naturally of old age. The cubs people pet today are going to become trophies and snakeoil as soon as they're adults. When people pay to pet and handle cubs, they are encouraging and enabling the continuous overbreeding of more and more cubs that have no good future.

They don't stay little for long, so take your hands off your ears, open your eyes, stop singing "lalalalala" and look at the big picture. Like Kevin points out, even just one lioness being bred at each of those facilities produces thousands of cubs. Think about how many cubs thousands of overbred lionesses produce - and then think about their lives.

What _I_ want is for people to wake up.

movin'

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printable page 3


reality

There's mentions all over my site about the cub petting and canned lion industry, with links to more info. I also have specific sections for Cub Petting and Canned Lions, and KRF has a page outlining all about captive lions, including cub petting, as does the KRWS site's page on conservation. If you're new, explore and catch up! ^_~

GSTK Mask

scandalous

Side note: 2021July - Yes, even though I'm vaccinated and the mask mandate has been lifted here, I still wear mine inside public places. ;p I like my mask, but there's also a lot of people who can get vaccinated yet are refusing to and giving the virus lots of opportunity to mutate. The pandemic isn't magically over. Just because you see the finish line doesn't mean you should stop running. Maybe it's more symbolic than protective (unless I add a filter ;p), but I'll be seen with mine for awhile yet.

Also, CHECK Your Receipts! My recent purchase at Family Dollar here totalled almost $2 more than it should have. I wondered, and when I got home I found some strange "su" charge of $1.65 on the receipt. Looking it up online, it turns out that they, and many other stores, are sneaking in special surcharges! Supposedly, they say online, you can ask for them to be removed, but I simply am not going to shop there anymore. I can't afford it and don't need the hassle - I had to have an item removed, because the total was more than it should have been and I didn't have enough. Now, I find I could have gotten my item by having this underhanded charge removed instead. The store clerk did not say a thing about it to me. Yeah, it certainly does not endear this store to me. That $1.65, on top of other problems there, lost them all my business. ~ A lot of you can't afford this nonsense, either, so be aware. I'd rather spend money saving wildlife, not lose it to hidden fees.

If you missed the George and Yame coloring page for the last post, go to that post for it now. ^_^ I was able to get the scanner working last week and uploaded it the next day. So, you ended up getting bonus pages. ^_^


Back when I had a farm and a car and spoiled barncats, I actually loved my car getting covered like this after a rain (photo). I had always felt the muddy pawprints were perfect illustration to go with my bumper sticker of, "There aren't enough homes for them all. Spay or neuter your pet.", and I'd leave them on 'til they wore off on their own. ^_^ (My barncats were all adopted strays and spayed/neutered. ^_~) They not only liked the vantage point of being up there, but the metal was also warm on cool days. I was glad they climbed up there and not into the engine.

Even big cats will take advantage of such a handy vantage point, but leave pawprints that are a little bit bigger... and sometimes dent the hood... ^,~ This coloring page scene is of two of the naughty energetic lionesses from Thor's pride from a fun video of them on a walk.


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reality check

Thor's pride

the lion's lion

lion faces

red squirrel

Poor Bobcat. ^,^ He's so lovable. These lions are based on photos from old KRWS/KRF posts. Lions don't actually laugh like we do, but some of their expressions can look like they are. ^_~ I think they were actually doing the flehmen grimace, but one maybe was a yawn...

I've added a bonus page with an activity where you can see if you remember what some of the different expressions lions make are. ^_^

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Printable bonus page 63

. . . If I took videos, all the audio would be giggling. ^,^

Monday, while sitting on a rock at the reservoir, watching the little green heron fish, I heard rustling behind me and thought it was one of the songbirds. Yet, it was a little red squirrel sneaking toward my bike. ^,^ He froze at the tire, and I think he'd been planning to climb up to check my handlebar satchel for anything interesting. I thought it'd be great to get a photo of it, but some people came along the trail just then and curtailed that. He skittered off to hide until they passed.

My attention back on the green heron, just out of the corner of my eye I saw movement in the groundcover below the rock. I thought it might have been a frog or mole or something coming out from under the rock, but suddenly the little squirrel poked his head up right next to me. ^o^ He kept ducking down then starting back up partway, keeping a close eye on me as if not sure if he'd been seen. He seemed focused on my backpack, as if hoping he could check it out without me noticing. ^,^

I tried not to move too much to aim the phone/camera and couldn't see the screen that well, but the photos actually came out nice and clear. ^_^ He soon skittered off again, only to sneak along the trail behind me and back into the groundcover to try from the other side. ^o^ I don't know why he was seemingly focused on my bags, or was this daring, even if picnickers might have fed him or left food behind before. His bold curiosity was just so odd and giggly cute. ^_~ [As a rule, I don't feed wildlife - especially with toxic human food. ;p] You can click on the photo for another view of the encounter.

Sometimes I feel like that squirrel, curious and open but unable to get to where I want to be.

Okay, I think I got the folds and directions worked out. ^_^ Here's a hyena pop-up card that is sized to fit into regular letter envelopes. It was kind of hard to draw a hyena in this postion. I hope you can tell what it is. ^,^

The photo below illustrates the direction the folds should be. If it helps you line the diagonal folds up, you can fold them back first then fold them forward. All folds should meet at the center of the bottom edge.

fold example

wildlife pop-up card

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herons

Green herons are much smaller than blue herons. They like to perch on the fallen tree trunks (or the stump in the background) and snatch fish and frogs that come out from under them.

Monday was a fun morning. ^_^ Not only did I get to encounter the blue heron that isn't skittish, but also the calmer green heron at the same time. ^_^ The only blue heron and green heron I saw there until this summer are pretty skittish, but the new additions aren't. Lots of people, including a couple of dogs, went by on the trail, and this blue heron was completely unfazed. He merely raised his head a bit to keep an eye on each dog.

green heron

wildlife pop-up card

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World Lion Day is August 10.

A lot of people don't realize that cubs offered for petting or photos don't live very long lives. People either simply don't think about it, or they may assume the cubs are well cared for until they die naturally of age. Follow the links in the sidebar to learn what really happens to them. A little thought can go a long way toward change. ^_^

And think about assumptions: Too many humans live by them. Part of why I like animals is because I'm a pretty direct person and animals don't dance.

People have made remarks as if on assumption that I'm not doing something by choice rather than inability. I'm not afraid, I'm not indecisive. I was decided long ago, and I had thought that was understood. When I can do something, I'll do it. I don't mess around. No one's spoken to me directly about it, and I'm not aware of any changes that would make me able, so I don't know what they think they know.

Younger people may not have heard this old addage before: When you "assume", you make an "ass" out of "u" and "me". If you don't speak directly to someone, operating on assumptions can hurt both sides.

peace

"Namaste." ^_^ That means "peace" and is used in meditation. ~ At the reservoir. ~ This blue heron was pretty relaxed this day and amazed me with this pose after about an hour of watching him and the little green herons fishing. My guess is that he was absorbing the warmth of the morning sun. I've seen other animals sunbathe, but this was a first for me with a bird. ^_^

I'd only ever seen one blue heron and one green heron there before, but about two weeks ago (mid July), another of each has shown up and neither of the new ones are skittish. ^_^ The ones I was seeing til now would see a human in the distance and take off, would never let anyone close. I think they are female, and that the new ones I've seen with them are males - the males not being skittish. I often see the two green heron together, and one will still take off the moment a human is noticed, while the other is more relaxed.

A man passing on the trail stopped to admire the birds and called the green heron a "shy-poke". I wondered if I had the identity wrong, or if it was just another name for the bird, and looked it up later: Herons and other water birds tend to let out a stream of huanu (bird doo) when startled and taking off and earned the nickname. It's from "shitepoke", which means "feces sack". It's pronounced like "shy", which is also a good description of the skittish birds. Other birds do it, too, though, and I've heard before that the behaviour is because it makes birds lighter and gives them an edge in escaping whatever startled them. I've only seen the female blue heron do it once, and I haven't noticed it in the others here at all. Another term for the droppings is "chalkline", and that's what big blue heron droppings looked like streaming down. ^,~

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