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Note To Self: October 4th Is Only 214 Days Away

World Animal Day Poster With Dog

World Animal Day

This is a variation on a poster we made for World Animal Day last year. I was reminded of it while I have been thinking about an article I am writing on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Fringe is in August and I was thinking that it is not too early to be telling people to make a start on planning their visit.

That brought to mind World Animal Day, which is in October and we (Tamara and I) need to think about what we are going to do this year.

The 214 days until October 4th may seem a lot.

But I know so well that it is so easy to let the time pass and suddenly, like Wile E Coyote falling of a cliff, the ground suddenly gets near very, very fast.


  1. coolfeline

    Your last paragraph applies to life itself.

    I like the poster and the quote …very much!


    • Thanks – yes I was thinking about the general applicability of the last paragraph when I wrote it 😉

      Have you read Silent Spring? It was on my pre-university reading list but I didn’t read it. I had just woken up to nature and spent my days looking at birds and wildflowers instead of going to lectures. So I really should have read her book then.

      Things have only got worse in some ways. I think about Bayer’s neonicotinoid insecticides that are my guess at the main culprit in colony collapse disorder in honeybees – and I wonder what have we learned in the past fifty years since her book hit the shelves.


      • coolfeline

        No! I didn’t even know about it until now. Looked it up and read an excerpt. DDT almost extinguished the Bald Eagle here, but now it’s alive and kickin’… DDT made its egg shells so thin and brittle so no new ones were born.

        That state of the honey bees is worrying … something most people had not thought much of before …they were just …there.

        I don’t think we’ve learnt much about anything..


    • The realisation that it was 214 days away then, gives way to the realisation that it is fewer days away now and I have still not thought of what to do 😉


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