Saturday, 15 December 2007

Studying Mammals

I just got my exam result back this week for my Open University course "Understanding Mammals" and I passed! :-)
Just for the "aww" factor here is a picture of one of my favourite mammals - the red panda.

I'm very happy because I enjoyed the course which is a companion to the BBC series "The Life of Mammals". Hugely interesting and very challenging - much harder and more in depth than I thought it would be. It was very rewarding though - totally worth it. I wish David Attenborough was my Grandad a little bit now!

I'm very interested in learning about animals and how to care for them. It is something I'm hoping to learn more about in the future. I'd like to get more hands on experience doing this.

Speaking of which, here is a picture of my hands (honest!) holding William the cat. It was taken when I did some volunteer work with the RSPCA in Halifax.

As you can see he was very poorly and lost his eye after being knocked down by a car. His jaw was also wired shut but he was back on the mend when this photograph was taken - just having his stitches out with the vet. William made a full recovery and was adopted into a caring home by a member of the public who fell in love with him in the cattery.

Lovely happy ending!

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'm glad William made a full recovery! I really enjoyed Life of Mammals too and the red panda is one of my favourites!