–the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something
–emphasizes enlightenment for the student by the most direct possible means
Rescuing an animal must create good karma – though this is not why we do it. To rescue an animal is to literally save a life – to change their fate or destiny. Saving a friendly animal from a harsh life outside, from a hoarding situation or from having litter after litter because they are not spayed … lives saved. If some good karma comes along with it – bonus!
Zen can be considered a state of mind – particularly one that is calm. When we thought of the rescue process – going from a situation that is probably far from ideal to one of calmness and safety – the state of zen came to mind. That is the goal – to move animals into that calm state so that they can flourish and, in turn, find their forever homes.
We are not a religious organization and we mean no disrespect of any organization that identifies with the concept of karma or the study of zen.
And this ^ is Karma – one of the first cats rescued under our name .. along with her five newborn babies (The Meepers). Karma and her babies were found living under a pile of old scrap wood outside. They were cold, wet and hungry. Karma weened her babies and allowed us the privilege of handling and socializing them. All her babies were adopted out to loving forever homes and Karma was spayed and vaccinated – ready to be put back outside with her colony. However, Karma decided she didn’t really want to live outside anymore – she’s been a resident of our home for many months now where she integrated herself into the mix of existing rescued cats and dogs. 🙂