Sanctuary News

See the latest and greatest of what is happening at the sanctuary
from events, to workshops and our expert guest bloggers.

 

Veterinary 101

Under the shadow of the pavilion sculpture, they sat on the edges of their seats ready to learn how to become Veterinarians. I froze the moment in my heart knowing she would have been sitting among them. She would have been the one counting down...

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Labor Day Parade

The Labor Day parade was always a must- the floats, the sights and sounds, the people waving and the animals. The animals, as the marched down main street, would mesmerize her. She’d gather up the candy that had been tossed her way but would always keep...

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Sanctuary Walk and Talks

Walking the sanctuary property is a privilege we’ve been afforded and one we are honored to share with you. Scheduled for the last Sunday of the month, weather permitting, Sanctuary Walk and Talks are open to the public and intended to share the sanctuary’s vision, explain...

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Summer’s Treasures

Sandy and salt covered, we’d search the ocean floor; it was just what we did- linger a few minutes longer before returning from the tiny island.  We'd hang over the side, our eyes searching for treasures below.  She would search with an intensity I’d wonder what...

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The Hatchling

The summer after my little one died, guided by the force that advances and halts the water, we set out for the place they instinctively knew to go. When we arrived, their nests peppered the beach and told us they too, had arrived. They, too,...

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Author’s Tea

In a muted, half asleep whisper, my brave one pulled the covers to his chin and uttered words I thought he’d never say, “I don’t want it to end mama. I don’t want school to end.” Instantly, the uncertainty that has come to mark the start...

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Butterfly Release

The parade of small feet marching towards the crest of the hill stilled my heart and settled my soul. I knew- I just knew- this moment would reach into the deepest crevices of my soul and whisper the assurance for which I had been longing....

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The Fish Party

It was her 8th birthday- a fish party that instead of receiving presents for herself, she asked all her friends to give to the sanctuary. She met me at the property this weekend to share what she had received. She, her mom and I, we...

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Daffodils

I can describe it no other way than-relentless. The snow pounded and the wind cut right through me as if old man winter needed to remind me of his presence. The snow piled high and tucked the landscape under a winter blanket. With each new...

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Seasons

He shook the snow from his gloves and asked me if I remembered the year we had so much snow the path was twice as tall as Catherine. I did- it was the winter when snow tumbled from the heavens daily. It was the winter...

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