Thursday, January 15, 2015

Nirvana

What is Nirvana?
a. In Buddhism, it is a state in which the mind, enlightened as to the illusory nature of the self, transcends all suffering and attains peace.

b. At Big Cat Rescue, an aptly named ocelot.

c. For me, it is the ocelot I chose to sponsor.



Love those ocelots...
And my sponsorship packet (a Christmas gift) arrived today! Longtime followers know that I have a special affection for ocelots due to a connection with one many years ago. You can check out my previous posts about them here and here.

Here's what was in my packet: 



a personalized 8x10 photo of Nirvana, address labels, two tickets for a keeper tour of Big Cat Rescue, and a 10% discount card on their merchandise.



I'll be hanging Nirvana's photo in my craft/art room. Who knows, maybe someday I'll even get a chance to visit her and tour Big Cat Rescue.

A fitting name...
Niravana knew suffering in abundance early in her life. Born on June 20, 1994, she was rescued about a month later from a vet's office. She had been left for dead by a broker. She has attained peace at Big Cat Rescue in her large cat-a-tat, where she can climb, be outdoors, mark her territory, and be kept in good health. At age 20, Nirvana is a senior cat, but she doesn't show her age! Her long life is a testament to the quality of care she has been given. 

A little bit more...
If you'd like to watch Nirvana in her enclosure, and learn a little bit about ocelots, click here for a video by Big Cat Rescue. 

Would you like to sponsor a big cat (or a small one like Nirvana)? Click here to purchase a sponsorship.

This post is part of Blog The Change For Animals. 


11 comments:

  1. It always makes us happy when some one helps out a member of the animal family, some have a hard time in life with people that don't care or wish to abuse animals

    The Mad Scots

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  2. What a lovely thoughtful gift. How kind. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Congratulations on your beautiful sponsorship! This is just such a happy post (so many in the hop this quarter are.) I thank you so much for the hope you have given Nirvana and me! I am off to check out Big Cat Rescue and see about sponsoring a cat too.

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  4. Niravana IS GORGEOUS AND WHAT GRACE AND POISE...NO SHE DOESN'T LOOK HER AGE AND WE THANK YOU FOR BEING HER SPONSOR.
    HEADING TO CHECK YOUR LINK NOW
    HUGS AMDIA AND MOM
    ps TELL TOBY TO KEEP UP THE TRAINING APRIL WILL BE HERE SOON

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  5. FRECKLES WAS BEAUTIFUL. I CANNOT IMAGINE THE THRILL IT WAS TO BE SO CLOSE TO HER. AT LEAST A FEW CHILDREN WERE ABLE TO LEARN ABOUT THE OCELOT BEFORE THE PROGRAM WAS CANCELLED.
    I BET MANY OF THOSE CHILDREN FOUND A LOVE OF ANIMALS THE DAY THEY MET FRECKLES
    HUGS MADI AND MOM

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  6. Gweat posty. And fanks fur sponsowin' Nirvana. And fanks fur visitin' meez bloggy. Come back anytime.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  7. Ocelots are so delicate and gorgeous. It's wonderful that you are sponsoring one!

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  8. I was going to answer, "A 90's grunge band," but I like your ocelot even better! I love to sponsor animals. I sponsor a goat at a rescue farm in Wisconsin. I have a pass to go visit one day, and hopefully I will get a chance before I move! I hope you get to meet Nirvana, too!

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  9. Im a big fan of fostering wild animals to protect them. The ocelot is beautiful

    retro rover

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  10. That is one lucky ocelot! Having been to Big Cat Rescue, I can't say enough about the care there. I took the typical public tour but the guides were so knowledgeable and such kindness was given to the animals at feeding time.

    I hope others are inspired to visit and sponsor their cats. The need to offer refuge to big cats is much greater than one might think.

    Thanks for blogging the change!
    Kim C.
    BTC4animals.com

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