the elephant whisperer

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The Elephant Whisperer
Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence
Genre: Nature
Price: $9.99
Publish Date: November 10, 2009

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn’t take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer  is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony’s experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

The Elephant Whisperer - Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence | Nature |437489925

The Elephant Whisperer
Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence
Genre: Nature
Price: $9.99
Publish Date: November 10, 2009

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn’t take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer  is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony’s experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

The Elephant Whisperer - Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence | Nature |437489925

The Elephant Whisperer
Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence
Genre: Nature
Price: $9.99
Publish Date: November 10, 2009

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn’t take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer  is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony’s experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

Why Clowns?

“Oh my God.” James Rhodes stares at the campus green, doing his best not to throw up. What the hell? What the literal, actual hell? What the… he can’t even think of more things to think as he stares at the campus.

Thirty differently dressed clowns mill around, juggling and painting the faces of college students who are smiling and laughing for some ungodly reason. How is this real? Why would clowns be here? Who would want clowns here, and, furthermore, who the hell would want a clown close enough to paint their face?

James blinks, takes a deep breath, and forces it out, trying to stop himself from throwing up. He can’t throw up here, not at college. This is the place where none of the embarrassment from high school can follow him, and he’ll be damned if he ruins this clean slate for himself.

And no, he isn’t being overdramatic. His sister says he is, and his high school friends agree, but James isn’t. It isn’t overdramatic to dislike people who willingly paint themselves to look like disgusting nightmares, and it certainly isn’t overboard to be afraid of them.

James takes another breath, and then another, and clenches his hands into fists when a new voice calls, “Are you okay?”

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anonymous asked:

I don't know if you take prompts or not but I'll try anyway XD Can you write a short fic where Dean and Cas are turned into kids and Sam has to take care of them? I've read one with Sam being a toddler and I think it would be funny to have something with Dean and Cas as kids. Thanks!

(I’ve already written something like that, so here you go :)  This is a part from my multi chapter fic but you can read it as stand alone fic too. P.S They have Crowley captured and he’s in the bunker. )

Sam Winchester never thought that he could hate witches this much. There had been some occasions when he’d even felt sympathy for them – ‘til his older brother stabbed them to death, that is.

That day Sam, Dean, and Castiel go to investigate a case with a witch. Her tracks lead them to an abandoned warehouse. The boys decide to split up so she can’t escape: Dean and Cas would go inside while Sam would watch the door.

The younger Winchester is getting anxious, as minutes pass and nothing seems to change. He’s been checking his watch every ten seconds when a bloodcurdling scream sounds from the inside, followed by Dean’s yelling.

Sam forgets about everything else and just rushes into the building. The first thing he sees is a dead woman’s body. She’s stabbed in the heart, knife still in the wound. The younger Winchester stops calling his brother’s and Castiel’s names when there are no answers and decides to search for them. He’s made only a few steps when his gaze falls onto the pile of clothes near a broken window. Sam’s breath hitches when he recognizes the clothes: they belong to his brother and Cas.

He’s ready to shout in despair and grab his head when the piles move and two pairs of scared eyes looks at him.

“What the hell?” Sam parts the pile of clothes and gasps in shock.

Tiny Dean and Castiel look at him. They are about 3 years old, frightened and naked.

“Sammy?” Dean squeaks. “What’s happening?”

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15 Mind-Blowing Facts That You Should Read (Part 164)

1. There is a restaurant in Pittsburgh, the Conflict Kitchen, that only serves cuisines from countries that the US is in conflict with. When they started serving Palestinian food, they received death threats. 

2. In 1987, a guy bought a lifetime unlimited first class American Airlines ticket for $250,000. He flew over 10,000 flights costing the company $21,000,000. They terminated his ticket in 2008.

3. Nissan used the number 23 in racing because the number 2 translates to ni. And, the number 3 translates to san. 23 translates to ni-san.

4. Volkswagen owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Ducati

5. In 1976, a Princeton junior undergraduate wrote a term paper on how to make a nuclear bomb. He got an “A”, but… 

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yours and stoner!michael’s friendship was interesting, to say the least. you met when you were kids and you just fit. you knew he was your person - he was your perfect match, your soulmate as far as you were concerned - but as each year passed, things changed. you went from thinking of him as a brother to thinking of him on top of you, his lips on your neck as his hands explored your body. your sleepovers went from him sleeping on the floor after entering a candy coma to his body pressed against yours in your body.

it was only natural for the two of you to get an apartment together. it was a lot like you had planned when you were kids (you and michael used to talk about living in a castle with a dragon named daniel and eating pizza for every meal - it was magical.) you planned on disney marathons and pizza and chinese were your main meals. the two of you did actually look into bunk beds but decided against it, knowing whoever got the top bunk would end up on the floor.

but your disney marathons were accompanied by marijuana and too-close cuddles, much like tonight. your body was practically on top of his with your legs tangled underneath the blanket the was thrown over them and your face in his neck, brushing your nose along his scruff every now and then. your shirt was pulled up to just below your breasts, his fingertips slowly dragging along your side while you focused on drawing shapes on his bare stomach under his sweater, “accidentally” wandering too low and tracing the hem of his sweats. you pretended not to notice his breathing hitch.

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Anywhere But Here Ashton Imagine

Anonymous asked: Hi love, can you write an Ashton one for me? Where the lads are at theairport and y/n who is waiting for a plane to go anywhere. She’s laying on the floor, sleeping with a blanket over her and the only thing Ashton can see is her forearm stretching out before her with a date and a flower tattoo and her long hair. They have never met. The boys all wake her up and ask what’s wrong and they take care of her, because she really doesn’t have anywhere to go. Is this weird? Sorry, thanks xx

A/N: Hey! I know you said all the boys but I just did Ash, I hope that’s okay!


I walked through the airport with my hood up and my sunglasses covering my face, people stared at me and frowned. Who wouldn’t? Six foot guy with glasses covering his face, I probably look like I’m on the run or something. Just as I was about to turn I notice something on the floor in front of me, something I could have stepped on.

Her brown, wavy hair lay tangled on the floor while her whole body was covered by a blanket covered with elephant, her whole body apart from a little bit of her arm. I crouch down to look at the tattoo and frown a little bit. It’s a small daisy flower with a small date written in roman numerals underneath it.

“You okay?” I ask shaking her a little, her face emerges from under blanket and I stop breathing for a second.

“Can I help you?” She asks with a tired voice.

“Yeah, I wanna know why you’re asleep on the floor.”

“It’s none of your business,” She mumbles pulling herself up and leaning against the wall.

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anonymous asked:

A little baby elephant stumbles into your askbox, holding a small letter in his mouth. He hands the note to you, “I love you. You are a wonderful, loved person." Pass it on to the first ten people on your dash anonymously

“The elephant,” he whispers, touched and awed. “It returned." 

From outside, there is the sound of a thousand tiny trumpeting elephants, sent to deliver paper hearts to all who read Sam’s blog. 

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Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whispererbravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003. On March 7,  2012 Lawrence Anthony died.  He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and numerous elephants.  Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend.  A total of 20 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African house.

Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe, not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence ‘s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way:  Walking slowly for days, making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house.

Lawrence‘s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over a year! But yet they knew where they were going. The elephants obviously wanted to pay  their deep respects, honoring their friend who’d saved their lives - so much respect that they stayed for 2 days and 2 nights.  Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.