My love affair with cats began in my twenty-something salad days when I was a FONZ, Friend of the National Zoo, in Washington, DC, doing volunteer behavior watches on lions and tigers (and even the giant pandas when they first arrived here) ~ though the cats were always my favorites.
This black and white, pen-and-ink sketch of a lion was done from a photograph taken during those years. It seemed appropriate to post this image at this time, in memory of the majestic lion Cecil, who just crossed his rainbow bridge ~ too soon, too tragically, wrongfully.
The Trout Talkin Tabbies forwarded us a petition, now widely circulated, and we provide the link below. All are encouraged to visit this link, if comfortable doing so, sign the petition. Though it may be a long and difficult process, let us hope this small gesture of one by one can bring significant change. Cecil was one of many, too many.