I was the dog of honor at Barry George and Dr. Elizabeth Caspian's Animal Society. It was inspired by the life of there dog Kaile.....a beautiful dog that lived to be 23 years old and passed in 2007. What a wonderful group of kids that love animals and have interest in helping any and all animals. They share the message "don't shop....ADOPT!' With all the dogs that need rescuing there is no reason to buy a dog when you can save one of my doggy friends life. This is one of the wonderful messages that Mr. George and Dr. Caspian share with the children and get out through there music! I really loved the kids and I would have liked them even if they didn't have bacon waiting for me there:)
Not only are Barry George/Dr. Elizabeth Caspian creators of the Animal Society, but they are also musicians that create music at there home studio to help save dogs that so need to be rescued. There band is called the 'Heart, Vision Tribe' They have a pack of 11 dogs at home they've saved, and are now reaching out to the masses to help save dogs. They helped my Dad create a theme song for me as I cross the country. I must admit I like having my own theme song. Listen to it please:
If you want to listen to more of the Heart Vision Tribe and learn more about them click links below:
Soooooo........We left Lo Lo Mai in Sedona but it was more like an araviou than a goodbye. We will definitely be back. Even if my Dad does not take me I'm going back to the greatest doggy play land in the world by myself!!! Featuring beautiful Oak Creek, Artesian Spring, 22 acres of open grass to run on, lots of nature, yoga, lots o dogs to play with, 3 vineyards to visit within mile, and the wonderful Lo Lo Mai family. The biggest doggy heartfelt thanks goes out to you King Wayne and Queen Helen for owning/running that amazing place for 33 years for all the people to enjoy, Sharon and Jim for all the laughs, beer and letting my Dad drive your car to the hiking trails, Mary Grace/Alisa/Kip/Susie for always being there for us and late night skunk kits:)
Everybody needs to visit Sedona(cause it's awesome), and when you do Lo Lo Mai is the place to go. Even if you don't RV or camp they have plenty of cabins that are less expensive/nicer/in nature than any hotel room you can find in Sedona. Here are some Lo Lo Mai pics:
We climbed the highest mountain in Arizona. The San Francisco peaks. It took 8 hours and was 12 miles. We got to 12,833 feet. It was grueling for my human as the snow most of the way was slippy and he fell at least ten times. It was 60 knot winds at the top. Check out the video.
These are some amazing pics we took of Kachina Woman at sunset. We loved it so much we've been there several times. Please enjoy our pics and the story of Kachina woman.
Kachina woman towers above Boynton Canyon, Land of the Seven Main Canyons. She is a vortex, but also a beacon for humankind.
Several thousand years ago, all 2-leggeds lived on the surface of Earth, like we do today. We lived in unity, peace and understanding for several thousand years. Walking every pathway of Mother Earth. Great Mystery (aka God) created us in his image and also gave us free will, egos and a growing, expanding, questioning mind. Over time, as our minds expanded with knowledge, our egos and desire to control expanded as well. We began controlling and manipulating other 2-leggeds. We created big wars to prove our superiority over other tribes. Eventually, we killed each other, except for a handful of 2-leggeds who sought shelter during those times. Great Mystery was severely disappointed. He moved us from the surface of Earth & its rich abundance, down to Middle Earth (like the hobbits!). And he gave us a Guardian - Kachina Woman. In Hopi legend, Kachina was like the Virgin Mary, Hera from Greek Mythology, and Lakshmi from Eastern Indian folklore. Kachina was our divine protector, moderator and overseer. She ruled over us in Middle Earth with a kind, gentle hand, but also reported back to Great Mystery often, as he re-built the Earth we almost destroyed. Several hundred years went by. We behaved ourselves. Kachina went to Great Mystery, told him how well we got along and asked if we could return to the new abundance of Earth's surface he created. He agreed. Under two conditions: (1) That Kachina Woman continue looking after us, looking over us. (2) And should we start destroying each other again, Kachina Woman would crumble or fall - as a signal to all 2-leggeds that Great Mystery was unhappy again and we'd be forced to straighten up without the guidance or help of Kachina - or else he'd move us all to some undisclosed, dark world, never to return to Earth's beautiful, abundant surface ever ever again. So, if ever Kachina crumbles or falls, Hopis believe humanity is lost and will soon move to a dark, unknown place worse than Middle Earth. --Robin Kelley
One time we went we climbed up and behind Kachina Woman to the ceromonial cave. Shockingly and amazingly enough there was a concert cello player.....don't ask why because we don't know. Dad got this video
As if that wasn't crazy and lucky enough. The next time we went back on the male energy side across the vista about 50 yards away there was a man playing the Indian flute. Dad got a video although he was out of breath beacause we just climbed the mountain as you'll here. I was fine and would have taken the video but lack of opposable thumbs restricts my camera duties.
The Boynton Canyon Vista from above on another mountain climb
We had to climb way up high to get to this natural sandstone arch. No words can tell the story so take a look at these pics.
This tired doggy is going to get some rest for our next adventure