Thursday, April 19, 2012

Why I love Big Cats

I visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this week and realized once again why I chose werecat shapeshifters for my novel. These large cats always amaze me. They're beautiful, exotic, and striking, yet so dangerously fierce and powerful.

I took these pictures at the park, and I felt obsessed clicking away at every move the the lions, tigers, and cheetahs made. The biggest crowds were usually around the cats, which makes me hope that people love these beautiful creatures as much as I do.


I’ve always imagined hugging a huge lion, tiger, or panther as if it would be my best friend. I know they could do so much damage with their teeth, claws, and serious strength, but there's something about them that's so loveable and endearing.

I remember seeing this video a couple of years ago and almost passing out with happiness. I can't even explain exactly why, but it always makes me cry.

Also, I saw Disney’s African Cats recently and was blown away. It was incredible. And it actually has a happy ending with few moments that make you cry (unlike War Horse which I couldn't bear to watch, it sucked all the happiness out of me). I would definitely encourage you to watch African Cats, it was done really well.


What about you, what are your favorite large cats?


  1. Lions! For sure there just so big and majestic beasts :)
    I just read the description of your novel and it sounds so interesting! Julia sounds like a very intriguing character :)
    I run a book blog and if you need anyone to review it I would more then happily do so!
    Here it is:

    Good Luck :)

  2. Alex,

    Thank you so much! I'm having a blog tour in May, I'd love for you to be a part of it :)