hold a special fascination for me. As a young child I was taken
often to the Bronx Zoo. On one visit, I sat quietly for some time
in front of an old cage where a handsome cheetah lay with half closed
eyes. I spoke softly to him, telling him how beautiful he was. He
spoke back with a soft rumbling sound. I was startled at first until
I realized he was purring! Chills thrilled my body - but not close
to the thrill that filled me the first time I saw cheetah in their
own land of Africa!"
"A wonderful day of watching three brothers interact had me
thinking how much of the wild is in our domestic friends. Cheetah
brothers often form a coalition in the wild and may stay together
for life. The females go off on their own. When time comes, they
mate and her cubs stay with her till they can hunt on their own."
"The three cats in this set are not based, allowing them to
be moved in relationship to each other." - Karryl