Monday July 17, 2006
Back in April, I reported on the mysterious disappearance and subsequent return of Scottish Buddhist moggy Dalai Lama. Dalai, regular readers of thinkBuddha may recall, was blessed by his namesake and then promptly went forth from the household life. He reappeared as mysteriously as he had gone missing, three months later.
Anyway, after publishing that article, Dalai’s owner, Tracie Knight, got in touch with thinkBuddha to offer to send some photographs and to give an update on Dalai’s fortunes. Dalai and Tracie have now moved out into the country to a farm where Dalai spends his time catching mice and chasing pheasants. Tracie claims that Dalai is “the first spiritual cat in the world”. I am not sure what Bodhicattva – thinkBuddha’s own feline Buddhist aspirant – would make of this claim, but I’m afraid I can’t disturb him to ask: he’s busy engaging in his morning meditation out in the garden…
An early photograph of Dalai and his less famous brother, Wannaboy
Dalai and Wannaboy
Dalai Creeping up on a Pheasant
Thanks to Tracie Knight for the photos and the update!
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