Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Saving Seals

Harp Seal under the Ice Brooch

This seal brooch is being sold in my Etsy shop to raise money for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)'s campaign to put an end to the horrendous annual slaughter of baby harp seals. Who needs to wear seal fur? Only indigenous Canadian populations, in my opinion. The fact is, with global warming, arctic and subarctic wildlife is already under pressure. If the hunt continues, harp seals will be added to the ever-growing list of endangered species. You can read more on the subject at www.ifaw.org


Tarka in garden, Italy

This news is a little late in coming, but my beautiful friend and feline companion died on 5th March. It has been so heartbreaking for me, as he'd been with me through thick and thin for 19 years. He certainly lived life to the full, having clocked up plenty of air miles through his residences in the UK, Portugal and Italy! He had been suffering from some kind of upper-respiratory tumour, but put up a brave battle right up to the end. He is sadly missed by his dad and his feline companion Misi. One of a kind, Tarka... gentle, intelligent, handsome. Simply the best.