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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christian The Lion

This is the story that I can't seem to get over. I saw this video few months ago with my daughter Alikah. i remembered we were all tears and crazy crying over the story in front of the PC. The story of Christian the Lion and the reunion with the two person who took care of him when he was a cub is so touching.

Christian- was a cub , when he was sold at London's Department store "Harrods" on 1969. John Rendall along with his friend Ace Berg bought him and took him to their Chelsea apartment. Christian was given his own living quarters (and a very large kitty-litter tray, which he used unfailingly) in the basement of the appropriately named Sophistocat furniture shop.

"He had a beautiful musky smell that was very distinct," says Rendall. "But he was clean."

The vicar of the Moravian Chapel nearby was approached to allow Christian the run of the graveyard, and every day he was taken there to roar around and play football.

Once, when he was brought along to a seaside picnic, he dipped his toes reluctantly in the water and intimated with a shudder that it was disagreeably cold. But he was eventually persuaded to swim in the English Channel.

"He also ate a lot, four meals (two liquid, two solid) plus supplements every day, which cost about £30 a week - a lot of money back then."

He grew and grew - from 35lb when he first arrived to a rather more serious and imposing 185lb a year later - and he was beginning to acquire a mane that made him look more fearsome.

He clearly could not stay with his two young owners for ever. So they decided to take him back to the wilds where he could roam free and where he should belong.

Now, the part that touched me most and ripped my heart with bursting emotions was their reunion. After a year in the wilds of Africa, his two owners decided to make a long 5thousand miles travel to see their friend, with the hesitations that Christian perhaps might have forgotten them. Both believed that lions were possessed of a sixth sense.

And here, it seemed, was the proof.

"Christian stared at us in a very intense way," says Rendall. "I knew his expressions and I could see he was interested. We called him and he stood up and started to walk towards us very slowly.

"Then, as if he had become convinced it was us, he ran towards us, threw himself on to us, knocked us over, knocked George over and hugged us, like he used to, with his paws on our shoulders.

"Everyone was crying. We were crying, George was crying, even the lion was nearly crying."

It was a very beautiful reunion, it really was the good old days. That the passing of time could not erase such a built friendship. The old familiarities still survive. And through Christian , they were accepted by the Lion's Pride..

Oh such a beautiful story. It dawn on me that all creatures are beautifully made by the Lord. They should not be treated without affection. They have hearts that offers loyalty too. Man should change their behavior towards animals, as we are all creatures of the Great One who owns this wide universe. We are caretakers of nature and all his dominion, therefore we must have the heart..

Below is the video of their reunion. I hope you'll fine it beautiful too.

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2 comments:

M A Y A said...

waaahhh! naiyak naman ako dito!!!

sweet_shelo said...

hay sinabi mo pa, ung little girl ko nga , iyak ng iyak nung mapanuod nya yan..so touching..