K9 Psychology Graduation Day! 🙂
Many thanks to all who participated in the “Special Study” – Canine Nutrition, the final part of my Canine Psychology course. I achieved an A-grade for this study! My tutor described it as “A brilliant study and beautifully presented!” But most important thing is that I have now passed the course and graduated with a distinction and can continue onto the higher level one. This would not have been possible without your participation! If anyone is interested in what I was doing with the survey the study will be available in PDF form in due course. Give me a howl if you’d like a link to it at any point.
I have had the all-clear from my tutor to provide a PDF version of the study, (some material is not allowed to be reproduced so it’s prudent to check first or risk court action for breach of copyrights!), and in-line with her instructions; it is important to point out that this study was on a relatively small number of dogs and using a comparatively small variety of foods. It does not however detract from the value and significance of the study 🙂
Recent events have brought a shadow of darkness into our lives, once again, and it would be inappropriate for me to end this post on the subject of celebration and success, without acknowledging that darkness that chases us all, wherever we are in the world. The above candles are a creation of Tom Merriman on his blog “Beyond the Sphere” – a symbolic way to share a little light around the world. He has offered a selection of them to us to share on our blog pages as we see fit. I have chosen the Earth candle and the Peace candle, I hope they will shed light and peace into your world too as you visit this page and encourage us all to “Focus on the Light.” Thank you Tom 🙂
“We Are Not Afraid”
Equal Rights and Justice
Rastafari developed in the 20th century amongst oppressed and poor Jamaicans of African descent. They teach that JAfrica, is where Zion, or paradise, shall be created and is a land that Jah promised to them. Jah is the God that Rastafari worship. They see Jah as being in the form of the Holy Trinity, that is, God being God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Rastafari is not a highly-organized religion; it is a movement and an ideology. By 1997, there were around one million Rastafari faithful worldwide. About 5-10% of Jamaicans identify themselves as Rastafari. Their dreadlocks are linked to a spiritual journey. It is taught that patience is the key to growing locks, a journey of the mind, soul and spirituality.
Emperor Haile Selassie I, “Jah Rastafari”.was crowned “King of Kings, Elect of God, and Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah” in Addis Ababa on November 2, 1930. The lion is a symbol of Haile Selassie. Jesus Christ is described as “the lion of Judah” in the Bible, and for this reason, he is seen as the reincarnation of Jesus. He visited Jamaica April 21, 1966 Grounation Day and for Rastafari,remains their God and their King.
National Flag of Jamaica “The Conquering Lion of Judah”
During his famous UN address (which provided the lyrics for the Carlton Barrett and Bob Marley song “War“), Haile Selassie made the following statement:
“On the question of racial discrimination, the Addis Ababa Conference taught, to those who will learn, this further lesson: that until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned; that until there are no longer first class and second class citizens of any nation; that until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; that until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; that until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained. And…until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will; until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven; until that day, the African continent will not know peace.”