What’s Rockin’ My World (10.13.2021)

What’s “trending” at Chez Rock Vixen.
Today, it’s all about THE KITTIES!!


  1. Cheetahs Rosalie and Nick were excited to announce the birth of quintuplets. The proud parents welcomed five healthy cheetah cubs on October 12, 2021, at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia.

    LIVE CHEETAH CUB CAM: nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/cheetah-cub-cam

  2. This Saturday, October 16, 2021, I will be participating in “Race for the Rescues” supporting Heavenly Pets – and thanks to everyone who donated on my behalf (including one Anonymous donor) I have reached my fundraising goal!! On behalf of the kitties and staff of HP, a heartfelt “Thank You” for supporting me in this wonderful cause.

    racefortherescues.org/participant/Michelle-K

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Steve. Prendre trois.

I have some wonderful news about Steve!!

June 30, 2021 update from Wild@Life:

Little Steve has just amazed us all! From the moment we rescued him in Nigerian wet market from being killed for black magic ritual, we really didn’t know if he could make it, the abuse he suffered was vicious and intense.

But here we have little Steve today, one month on and gaining weight, he is being hand fed and cared for 24/7 by our highly skilled vet Mark.

Please do consider supporting our important work: https://lnkd.in/g_iXCP4

Please consider donating to Steve’s ongoing care. Goddess Bless You.

I actually had a dream last night about adopting Steve. This has made my day – heck, my millennium! Hugs and kisses to Steve and Vet Mark. Keep fighting little one! (Looks like he’s gonna retain those amazing BAT EARS!)

GO TEAM STEVE!

Note: As Wild@Life provides updates, I’m still revising my original Post on Steve.

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Steve. Prendre deux.

As you can see, Steve continues his fight against what must have been weeks of malnutrition and neglect. Thank Goddess he’s in the hands of compassionate and caring people.

For those who are interested, I am updating his original Post (Steve.) as Wild@Life provides updates on his progress.

Please consider making a donation towards Steve’s long road to recovery and please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Donate: https://lnkd.in/gT4pupN

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Steve.

Not all live animals rescued from wet markets are destined to become someone’s dinner or used for some bogus Asian medicinal “cure”. Some, like this half-starved kitten, will be sold as a live animal sacrifice to voodoo practitioners.

Meet Steve, a “black voodoo kitten” who was recently rescued from an African wet market by Wild @ Life.

(To watch video on W@L’s FB page, click on the photo.)

(Look at those eyes – and EARS! Bats ARE cats with wings…Love and kisses to Steve and all the compassionate people at Wild@Life.)

Note: If FB isn’t “working” try this link: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/wild-life-e-v_our-little-black-voodoo-kitten-goes-from-activity-6807954984920059904-lrwv/

“TEAM STEVE” UPDATES

October 27, 2021

Click on image above to watch the video!

Today is National Black Cat Day and we thought to share Steve.

As you know we have rescued Steve from the notorious Lagos Wet market where he was going to be sold for voodoo rituals. This is the future of many black cats in the region. At this age, still not abolishing such practices is really hard to understand and empathize with. Is simply cruel.

Steve was severely anemic and he is getting strong by each day. Now he even made himself a friend at the clinic.

We will continue our work to combat such crimes and campaign for the closure of wet markets, birth place of pandemics and zoonotic diseases.

September 3, 2021

Click on the link below to see his latest video.

Watch Steve’s latest video.

July 29, 2021

It was a dark day when we found Steve the kitten inside a bird cage at a Nigerian wet market. Now we have bright sun filled days watching him heal from his brutal past!
Steve is still receiving dedicated and specialised care with our vet, he has gained weight but continues treatment for mange and other ailments that put his life on the line many times.
Please consider supporting Steve’s medical care! Our vet bill is continuously rising and all your donations goes directly to the animals in need. (DONE! ❤️)

July 9, 2021

More good news mews from TEAM STEVE!

We share with you a heartwarming update of Steve our little Voodoo kitten. He was on deaths door when we rescued him from a wet market in Nigeria. We provided him with 24/7 care, compassion and love and our efforts have paid off.
Watching Steve play with a ball for the first time in his life is enough to bring us joy! We are now hopeful that he will continue to gain weight and hold on to his tiny life.
Please do consider sparing a few pennies to assist Steve in his plight (We made another small donation to “Team Steve”. Goddess how I love those EARS!), the costs for such intensive daily care is high ❤️.
Donate: https://lnkd.in/g_iXCP4

(To watch the video, click on the photo.)

June 30, 2021 update from Wild@Life:
Little Steve has just amazed us all! From the moment we rescued him in Nigerian wet market from being killed for black magic ritual, we really didn’t know if he could make it, the abuse he suffered was vicious and intense.

But here we have little Steve today, one month on and gaining weight, he is being hand fed and cared for 24/7 by our highly skilled vet Mark.

Please do consider supporting our important work: https://lnkd.in/g_iXCP4
(Ramses suggested we make another donation this morning…so we did!)

Please consider donating to Steve’s ongoing care. Thank you.

June 17, 2021 update from Wild@Life:


When we entered the wet market in Nigeria and rescued Steve (from black magic ritual) along 6 other animals from an unimaginable torture, we had no idea if he would make it!
2 weeks on and he continues to fight! He has been receiving around the clock care from our expert Vet, Dr Mark Ofua who is doing everything he can to make sure Steve can recover. On top of his diagnosis of viral and opportunist Bacteria he also has anemia and a low pcv count.
Please consider making a donation towards Steve’s long road to recovery and please do keep him in your thoughts.
Donate: https://lnkd.in/gT4pupN

June 12, 2021 update from Wild@Life:
Little Steve (rescued from voodoo ritual) continues to fight for survival. He is currently staying at our vet and is receiving the best medical care possible in the country. He even has made a new friend. Steve is diagnosed with viral infection which in turns brings opportunistic bacteria infection. He also suffers consequences of a long time severe starvation. Treatment is ongoing, please keep your paws crossed for him. (Indeed. Ramses and I made a donation this morning to help get Steve back on his feet…er paws…post-haste!)

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Beltane Tarot Spread and a Grrrowl-out to the Leopards!

Today is International Leopard Day!

Leopards are listed as “Vulnerable” on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The leopard is classified as “Endangered” in Central Asia and Sri Lanka and “Critically Endangered” in the Middle East, Russia, and on the Indonesian island of Java.

The leopard is likely the most persecuted large cat in the world. Extinct in 13 countries/regions and possibly extinct in seven more, leopards have vanished from at least two-thirds of their historic range in Africa and 84 percent of their historic range in Eurasia.

The species is threatened by illegal killing for their skins and other body parts used for ceremonial regalia, conflict with local people, rampant bushmeat poaching, and poorly managed trophy hunting.

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Happy (Belated) Beltane!!

May 1st is also known as May Day and marks the halfway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. To celebrate this Wiccan holiday I drew a “May Queen” Tarot Spread (courtesy of Llewellyn) for myself.

Note: Major Arcana (Trump cards) represent life lessons, karmic influences, and archetypal energies that are affecting you right now; and set the scene in a spread – with the other cards relating back to that core Major Arcana meaning. When many Major Arcana cards appear in a spread, the Querent is experiencing life-changing events that will have long-term effects.

The keypoints of this spread are highlighted.

Position 1: Safety
Emotional security.
What you need to feel safe.
Where are you secure in yourself?
The Hermit
Major Arcana card #9

This card in Position #1 makes a lot of sense to me as my emotional stability requires I receive regular amounts of “alone time”. I’m also secure being a lone wolf and doing things differently. In fact, I relish this. I embrace it! Additionally, The Hermit indicates that integrating my Shadow will continue to be of importance to my growth.

Position 2: Abundance
Abundance. Feelings of plenty.
Abundance may encompass monetary prosperity, but it also describes the emotional breadth of your life that is full and sweet.
A challenging card directs you to constricted energy flow; by releasing the block of a challenging card, emotional abundance will follow.
The Hanged Man
Major Arcana card #12

This is perhaps the only card in the spread that appears to be “challenging”.

I’m being told to go with the flow, and to have more patience and faith. I must not keep trying to influence or control outcomes; instead simply set in motion what I can and allow destiny to unfold.

Position 3: Regeneration
Exploring the possibilities.
The bold action needed to grow and flourish.
The Moon
Major Arcana card #18

I loved seeing The Moon in Position 3! Like The Hanged Man, this card symbolizes rebirth and transformation. Deep introspection will lead to regeneration.

Creativity aligning with the subconscious. I am being asked to pay closer attention to psychic messages, symbols, and synchronicities. Subjects regarding occult knowledge are highlighted.

Position 4: Love
Emotions and relationships.
All forms of love, from friendship to sexual passion.
Look at the suit of the card: what does it tell you about your life right now?
Queen of Skulls (Pentacles)

As a Court Card, it represents personal characteristics exhibited in my relationshps. A no-brainer here as the Queen of Skulls (Pentacles) is Mother Earth, providing practical nurturing and support to those she loves which is a natural and normal behavior for me.

Note that this Queen is connected to physical beauty (and health), the arts, animals, and gardening!

Position 5: The Future
The present conceivable outcome based on the flow of cards 1 through 4.
What story do the cards tell?
The lessons to be learned and the potential for growth.

How does Position 3, Regeneration, relate to the future?

Five of Grails (Cups)

In Position 5, the Five of Grails (Cups) indicates a maturing of emotions PLUS the need to let go of the past in order to make room for the future. Indeed. This last point has been appearing regularly for me – and apparently I’m not paying attention!

There is great potential for Rebirth (Regeneration) by learning from losses and disappointments.

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