PICTURED ABOVE IS MATILDA . I TOOK THESE PHOTOS IN FEBRUARY 2010
After two months of fundraising I am proud to announce to the purchasers of the “In a Perfect World” pendant set, that I am putting 50% of the money raised on this pendant towards the model for the artwork…”Matilda”. That is $200.00 to help keep Mz. Matilda comfie and healthy at Animals Asia Foundation in Chengdu
Matilda (left) is the girl I mentioned who was practically glued to one of her exercise pen mates “Bottom” (right) Thank you to Animals Asia Founder Jill Robinson, Nic and Alice for ID’ing these two bears for me. Keeping track of names was not easy as I was so overwhelmed with bears and Jill’s stories….. and photographing them while I had this incredible opportunity I missed writing down a lot of names
We were on a wonderful overlook platform viewing the bears a distance so the long lens came in handy. I’m really pleased with the closeups I got of the moonbears from such a great distance. Jill on right, Gayle on Left
Above image shows how far the bears were away from where we were standing on the platform. This was new since my 2006 visit and I could have stayed up there for hours observing the bears and their behaviors and antics. What a feeling it must be to have this freedom!!!
Matilda just melts me and I know she will melt you too!!!!
Matilda and Bottom just hangin out and being FREE. Its hard to imagine any of these bears, now rescued, in such beautiful coat weight and condition, having been squeezed into body sized coffin style cages , with no freedom, very little nourishment, sick with infection…. mentally and socially deprived as well.
The trust and lack of fear so many of these bears exhibit are testament to the constant and loving care which the AAF staff and volunteers provide the moonbears in their charge 24/7. The resiliency of the rescued bile farm bears dumbfounds me!!
Animals Asia keeps this pile of crush cages which they rescued the bile farm bears from as a grim reminder of the past for those bears but also a reminder of the new and better life for those who are now free. Some unfortunate moonbears never had the chance to live long following their rescue due to the horrendous condition they were found in…….. but they are also no longer suffering which is a blessing .
Matilda on the left…Bottom on the right
SO THANK YOU ONE AN ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS FUNDRAISER!!!
I hope you all are enjoying your pendants and wear them often!! Every person who asks , “what is on your pendant” opens the door for you all to spread the word about the incredible work Animals Asia Foundation does for the moonbears!!!
IN A PERFECT WORLD pendant peeps are below!
MY NEW BOOK BLINDSPOT IS ON THE SHELVES!! 100% TO THE PANDAS!!!
CLICK BOOK COVER TO PREVIEW AND PURCHASE
Hello my friends. Oh my goodness there is so much panda news I will have to spoon it out in mini doses with todays being a cubdate on our Wood Tribe cubbie XIAO HUA (“You You”) !! Below is what Carrie received from the Panda Club at Bifengxia about your baby who is growing up SO fast!! Thank you so BEARY much for this wonderful update!!!
I hope you’re doing well! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost the end of September. Please share this recent update and adorable picture of your panda Xiao Hua (You You) with the Wood Tribe. He is so cute and he’s really grown!
Your baby was moved from Shanghai Zoo to Shanghai Wild Animal Park with other nine “Expo Pandas” on June 28 and met with the visitors on June 30. To welcome them, the park specially built an “Expo Panda House”. The Panda House occupies 10,000 sp. m, of which the exhibition area is 3,000 sq. m and the backyard and the bamboo forest is 7,000 sq. m.
The exhibition area was equipped with running water, trees, wooden swing, slides, etc, for them to play and climb. In a word, the design of the Panda House reflected the concept of ecological environmental protection and fits for the giant pandas’ lively habit. Your baby adapted to the new environment quickly. Now its weight is 64.5 kg. Every day it has bamboo of 12 kg, 600 g Wowotou, a small amount of apples and carrot and milk of two times.
Because of the hot weather these months, many pandas have less bamboo. So does your baby. That’s why it lost weight. On July 6, CCRCGP held a group birthday party for the ten “Expo Pandas” at Shanghai Wild Animal Park. Many of their adopters from all over the world came to the park to celebrate for them and give their best wishes to them. Because your baby is over two years old. The keepers are going to ablactation for them. Now they have reduced the thickness of the milk so that the pandas can finish ablactation smoothly.
Please thank the Wood Tribe for their adoption! We appreciate their support.
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AND A REMINDER THAT THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010 IS THE FINAL DAY FOR JOINING OUR MOONBEAR BEFRIENDING THROUGH YOUR NECKLACE PURCHASE.
Your purchase of this stunning limited production moonbear pendant will have 50% of the proceeds going towards helping one of the moonbears at Animals Asia Foundation. Our chosen bear will be announced next week!!
SEE THE VIDEO PROMO FOR “IN A PERFECT WORLD” BELOW
And if all this isn’t excitement enough…………you can see from the sidebar that the long anticipated release of my panda book called BLINDSPOT is on the horizon……coming to the bookshelves THIS COMING FRIDAY, October 1 2010. Stay tuned for my newsletter announcement coming Friday as well.
Our new puppy Gracie has found a very clever way to recycle water when she can’t hold it in her cheeks..you see she’s teething BEARY much and has a temporary “dribble lip”
Her solution…the latest in gardening gadgets…..the Chow Watering Can!!!!
Ok, now for the cool panda stuff!! Check out my latest design on T’s , mugs, and cards!! WOWZA this looks great on pretty much everything I put it on and is EARTH DAY GREEN to boot!!!
CLICK THE PHOTOS TO BRING YOU TO MY ZAZZLE STORE . THERE ARE MANY NEW PANDA AND MOONBEAR ITEMS GOING UP IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!!