Help Me, Help #TippiHedren
We are 4 days and less than $200 away from adopting a large cat like the one below. Can you help me raise $50 a day??? Let's do this thang!!!
Feat. cat: Lily
Cat Fact #9
Interesting factoid about Lionesses: they do all the work. Yup, all the guy's gotta do is roll over and expose himself-- lazy, sex-starved mammal that he is. #Enabling
. The females of the species do the hunting, tend to the cubs, and pretty much protect the pack domain. Dude, on the other hand, just lies there and goes, "Yo. Check out my mane," as he shakes his sun-kissed do'. That's right-- metrosexuality began in Africa.
Anywhoodle, this formula somehow works. It's most likely another survival tactic, as you need fewer males than females to propagate the feline species. As such, in the world of lions, you gotta protect your manz! This, I believe, is where that whole "cat fight" or "the claws come out" sayings come from. Women do be fighting over men. Why, I don't know. Compared to Lily, her bunk mate Henson is a boring ball of fur. Instinct... What can ya' do?
This fight stance is exactly what Lily takes at Shambala. It's quite adorable. And scary at times... Lily (who is giving you a razzberry in the above photo) is bunkmates sexy soul Henson, and as a supremely gorgeous creature, Lily is serious about her job as a mate. You tend to get a much better impression of her personality than Henson's. She's too protective of him! In fact, before the duo was moved to their current locale, they were staying in an enclosure wherein Lily marked a very specific corner, close to where the guests entered. Essentially, we had to rush the crowd through and keep them as far from this stalking gal as possible. If you got a little too close to her "area," you would see a WHOLE other side of the magnificent beast!
Lily's been known to charge the fence when unsuspecting guests encroach on her territory. This is why our safety rules at Shambala are so strict. When we say, "Stay at least 4 feet back from the fence," we mean it! This both protects guests from the surprise, urine-scented mistings that have been known to occur, hahaha, but also to lessen the cats' feelings of intimidation and thus urge to attack. Certainly, we care about our guests' shattered nerves as well, but mostly we're concerned that the animal will break a tooth on the fence, a claw, etc. Respect nature, that's the lesson.
Under our care, our cats are generally docile creatures until they feel threatened in some way, so events like Lily's aggressive charge are rare. However, they do happen. The lady's just obeying her instinct. And to be honest, despite the shock of an event like this, where your life may very well flash before your eyes, there is something almost divine in the energy Lily assumes in these predatory moments. A stunning animal, she is the perfect combination of den mother, soldier, and goddess. Actually, When my times comes, you have my permission to leave me in her enclosure. I'm serious. Someone write that down and date it.
Anyway, we're close to being able to adopt a beauty like this. Do you want your money to go to this startling vixen???
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