September, 2012

The Transition of Smokie the Cat

September 28, 2012 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsAnimals in transition


Smokie came to live with us when the children were young and wanting and needing to care for a cat. My husband brought her home. A coworker had rescued her from two Rottweiler dogs playing with a black kitten in the back of a pickup truck. He actually rescued her from the jaws of one […]



In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

September 27, 2012 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsWild Animals


Writing by Thoreau The wilderness my father and grandfather knew in the early 1900’s is no longer the wilderness we know today. Montana still retains much of its wild nature in National Parks, Wilderness Areas and National Forest but it has changed. It makes me sad to think of how much transformation has occurred in […]



The Dharma of Animals

September 11, 2012 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsEmotions and Animals

Amy and Joey

Animals like humans have a dharma or a purpose in life. It warms my heart to tell the story of Joey and his dharma with our family as he walked into our life about 15 years ago. I remember it well. It was a beautiful fall day for a walk. The maple trees were just […]



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