Receiving the Gift from the Panthera Tigris

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Business is my passion; but in between business I pursue what gives me joy. You will be amazed at how much the gift of joy and the art of making a living are intertwined.



The Panthera Tigris can be viewed at the Fort Worth Zoo in an enormous natural habitat. They have snowy white fur. Their sapphire eyes are the result of a recessive gene that alters the color. 

I was lucky enough to meet the Tigris up front and personal. The breath of the Tiger steamed up the glass. Before he sat down, I watched a child misbehaving, trying to get the Tigris attention.



Respectfully, I watched the Tigris' beating heart;  frantically, nervously, he paced back and forth until the child  went away.


Having one-on-one time with the Panthera Tigris was enlightening. The hours I spend receiving joy and wisdom cannot be measured by the clock. 






Work is something I must do; seeking joy gives me fulfillment. Life's work is not an obsession; it's a balance that includes harmony. Work without joy is empty; incomplete.


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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Hi there Patricia, I agree that we must seek joy whenever possible to give us a sense of fulfillment.

Oct 27, 2014 02:40 AM #1
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Patricia, most of us do have to work, hopefully, our work does bring us joy and fulfillment but even so, it is so important to turn that work mode off and enjoy life..whatever that may be. Have an awesome week!

Oct 27, 2014 02:49 AM #2
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof   Iy's obvious the animal didn't enjoy the child'd misbehavior any more than I would - he and I could become friends

Oct 27, 2014 02:57 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Patricia - it's nice to have such a great getaway so close to you.  Life is all about balance, isn't it?

Oct 27, 2014 03:07 AM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wonderful message and glad you had a moment with this magnificient creature. I have such nagging feelings about zoos - they do help species continue and raise awareness- and yet, to see a wild animal caged...argh. I'm sure it's all about balance. ;) 

Oct 27, 2014 03:15 AM #5
Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Wow is he beautiful or what?  What a lovely post this morning!

Oct 27, 2014 03:32 AM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes - I appreciate your comments and had a shared concern. I spoke to the zoo keeper and his explanation gave me a different perspective.  The white fur color actually hinders the tigers ability to camouflage and that makes the tiger more visible to predators and complicates its abiity to successfully hunt; thus lowering its chances of survival in the wild. This natural habitat is huge and not behind bars. Where I stood was high on top of a cut out cavern. There is plenty of food and opportunities for the tiger to hunt and survive. Many of the animals that are kept in captivity are brought to the Fort Worth Zoo because they had little or no chance to survive in countries, such as Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Burma.

Oct 27, 2014 03:52 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am with Debb on this, and I know this is one of those solutions. What an absolutely stunning creature.  A

Oct 27, 2014 03:55 AM #8
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron & Alexandra Seigel - Unfortunately illegal trade and poaching is their most serious threat. I was informed that the government from the countries where they come from do not protect them.

Oct 27, 2014 04:00 AM #9
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Wow what a great photo and story of the Panthera Tigris.  I don't think the Albuquerque Zoo has a white one.  I sorta feel for them as they pace back in forth in thier open yet not space.

Oct 27, 2014 05:36 AM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia that is a beautiful animal, and I share his/her feelings about unruly children.

Oct 27, 2014 09:17 AM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's an exceptionally regal looking animal, Patricia.  I can imagine the white with black stripes, and the blue eyes, add to the beauty of that panthera. Wouldn't strong ESP between children and animals be great in this situation with the unruly child.  All the panthera would need do, is send vibes that the kid could be lunch if he isn't careful!

Oct 27, 2014 10:59 AM #12
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Oh wow, Patricia. I would love to see this tiger. They all amaze me. But your description really has me curious. I've never heard of this tiger before. 

Oct 27, 2014 02:22 PM #13
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hello Patricia-stunning looking creature. The blues eyes get me evrytime! I would also like to add that it is nice that even wild animals notice unruly children-why can't the parents? It seems that today the children are ruling the parents.

Oct 27, 2014 08:19 PM #14
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker-Associate - Naples, FL

What a beautiful creature.  I love the wild cats and have such a respect for them.

Oct 28, 2014 01:24 AM #15
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