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Shared Stories: Heros of 9/11

On our travel home from Africa, we had a long layover in New York City. We went to midtown and ground zero. This was less than 2 weeks before the 10th anniversary. Throughout the city were stories of heroism and reminders of the compassion of so many. Here are a few of the heroes who worked […]

Shared Stories: Penguins

Here is another one! From Carolyn Alexandar; Subject: Penguins Video This is very peaceful.>

Shared Stories: Shirley the Elephant

This was forwarded to me by Carolyn Alexander. It is truly tender, heart touching and worth watching each piece. Uploaded by TheNurseJulie on Nov 21, 2007 In 2000, “The Urban Elephant” brought viewers the touching story of Shirley and Jenny, two crippled elephants reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee after a 22-year separation. The bonding […]

Shared Stories: An Otter Poem

 A poem shared with Pastor Dee from Carolyn Alexander: —–Original Message—– From: Carolyn Alexander Sent: Tue, Jul 5, 2011 7:12 am Subject: Almost a Conversation — Mary Oliver   Almost a Conversation   I have not really, not yet, talked with otter about his life.   He has so many teeth, he has trouble with […]

Shared Stories: Humpback Whale

An amazing rescue story and show of profound gratitude — it truly brought tears to my eyes. Sent in from BJ Brown

Shared Stories: The Otter and Little Boy

This video clip was shared with Pastor Dee during her recent meeting with Dr. Stuart Brown of The National Institute of Play in Carmel, California. It coincides nicely with Dee’s adventures with the sea otters on the first leg of her sabbatical adventures. For a reminder of Pastor Dee’s upcoming travels and adventures, watch the Sabbatical Calendar on […]

Shared Stories: Guy and Hummingbird

This story was submitted by Don Anderson and Jill Hesser to illustrate an unusual human/bird bond. This guy found this baby hummingbird after it was attacked, and he nursed it back to health until it decided to stay and be his pet. Be sure to have the sound on.

Shared Stories: Cat and Owl

Tracy Hansen sent this one along. I have to admit I held my breath a little unsure they were playing but as I watched I was amazed they were – and how in the midst of playing they also were clear when it was too much or one overstepped the boundaries to the other. The […]

Shared Stories: Otter at Play

A story shared by a friend of Pastor Dee’s:  —–Original Message—– From: Marj Hahne To: Dee Cooper Sent: Mon, May 30, 2011 3:01 pm Subject: otter at play  

Shared Stories: Jasmine the Greyhound

A story shared with Pastor Dee by Terry Buchanan.     From: Terry Buchanan Date: Sun, May 29, 2011 at 6:32 AM Subject: Fwd: FW: Jasmine, the greyhound – you will love this .. To: Dee      A True Story.           In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog.  The dog […]