Monday, 11 July 2011


I think I always loved animals. I remember my grandpa was an animal lover and he is possibly my greatest inspiration. I’d like to dedicate this blog to him...he is no longer with us but I know he is guiding me on this new path and I feel truly blessed to have his support.  I hope he would be immensely proud of me.

We always had dogs when I was growing up so it was only natural to get my own dog when I felt settled.  Skye was born in October 2003 and she was in my hands at 8 weeks old.  It was love at first sight.

My other passion in life is apes and in particular, orang-utans.  Perhaps it was watching David Attenborough documentaries as a youngster that made me fall in love with these great apes.  I was lucky enough to do an 8 week volunteer programme through Travellers Worldwide where I worked at the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok, Malaysia.  It felt wonderful to be helping a truly magnificent creature.  Their very presence is humbling and my 8 weeks were the most rewarding and emotional of my life.  I was incredibly proud of what we achieved at Sepilok but leaving there made me want to do much, much more for our fragile animal world.

1 comment:

  1. what an inspirational person, am so proud of you xx