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THE ELUSIVE 8 – PART 2 – MEET SCOOTER

With stripes as elegant as could be and captivating green eyes, Scooter is a particularly handsome member of our team of Elusive 8 felines. Whenever a dog gets petted, he will push himself in between the petting hand and the canine as if to say: “Whoa, wait a minute! This fur stroking activity here should be all mine!”. Scooter will

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What’s in a Mud Bath?

Did you know? Pigs have very few options when it comes to regulating their body temperature in hot weather. They have almost no sweat glands and cannot cool themselves by panting like dogs do. Hence, finding any kind of watery cool off is very important to them. At the sanctuary, when we walk around the farm with our pigs in

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First Evening Event 2018 – was a great kickoff

Saturday evening around 7 pm, guests started to gather at the sanctuary for our first evening event of the season, a vegan potluck. In attendance were several wonderful people who chose to join us to experience vegan food for the first time. They all reported having thoroughly enjoyed the delicious main courses and desserts along with excellent conversation with new

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The Happiness Oxymoron

Of course, no one feels happy 100% of the time. However, and this may sound like an oxymoron, happiness is present in you at all times. This is because the mental state of contentment which is what happiness really is, is inert. We don’t create it, rather we keep rediscovering it. When we cannot seem to feel happiness, it is

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