Yes I know – I’m a slacker when it comes to keeping up on blogs. I was going to say this one especially – but that isn’t true. Since it’s coming up on a year with no posts – I figured that I better get on the ball here, lest you think Lanne Wise is no longer around.
She is – but often wandering or shopping late at night. And she is hanging out with animals. A new jack russell puppy in RL, and a variety of deer, sheep, puppies, foxes, cats, horses, eagles and songbirds in SL. Oh – and a gecko. We can’t forget the gecko.
The American Veterinary Association says, “The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors essential to the health and well being of both. This includes, among other things, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment.”
As with many other things I realize as I wander about the grid – my pleasure in coming across animals is always satisfying. Sometimes they speak to me – which is even better. Recently I had a long conversation with this dog at alirium. We talked about the beauty of the area, what it was like to be a dog (who was actually wearing a police jacket) on patrol and the beauty of alirium. I asked if they would pose for some images this was readily agreed to. Noble, right?
On another note – I am currently having an exhibit of my images at the Flossify Gallery in Second Life. Wonderfully curated by Joss Floss, there is also an interview which you can find here. I am grateful for the positive attention – and everyone kind enough to show up at the opening.