We have had several epidemics spread throughout animal populations in Colorado over the past decade. Rabbits contracted Tularemia. Horses: Vesicular Stomatitis. Deer: Chronic Wasting Disease. Crows (and others): West Nile Virus. The virulent spread of infection is a cyclical part of nature. Affected communities hunker down, a new Spring rolls around with her bittersweet freshness that many will not experience and they carry on with their stately duty of being. Battered and bedraggled, they get on with the beautiful business of life with an enviable serenity.
Without constant media updates, one could erroneously believe animals are ignorant of unfolding circumstances. They are not. Without the intellectual pounding of news and statistics, they intuitively know and feel something is out of kilter. We are all united as Earth residents on the wings of a mystery.
Together we weather the storms. From our wild-n-woolly tribe to yours may peace and compassion prevail, always and forever. Blessed Be.