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il ghepardo : proud, fearless, swift …

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I chose the cheetah for this blog as a symbol of chasing and living life to the fullest

Cheetah at Sabi Sands, 2006


Wikipedia image under the CCA 2.0 Generic license
photo: james temple/312325101/

( so sorry ! there is a loop that comes back here if you click the topmost post on the right )

instead go here : What is il Ghepardo


a little about me: see my gravatar

August 2013

I am finding that  “living life to the fullest” becomes difficult if not impossible as the years advance. Fortunately I have a treasure-trove of memories to remind me of when life was faster… 

updated February 4, 2015

My latest move to Colorado, prompted by family relocation, has proved very tough on me. I have problems related to the altitude, 5674 ft here at Lakewood in the Denver area ( about 1700 m ). I am now on oxygen 24 / 7 and much diminished in energy and mood. As a result this blog is going to slow down considerably. When and if my current practical problems can be at least partially solved, I will probably resume regular blogging. In the meantime there are over 400 posts to visit … ( click on the categories or on the tags to open other posts ).


Now go to see what valiant people are doing to give the cheetahs a future:

savethecheetahsalviamoighepardi.wordpress.com/   in Italian

http://www.cheetah.org/  in English

Credit: the  Ceetahs Conservation Fund

Credits: the Cheetah Conservation Fund 

“everybody needs someone to love”



welcome to my world-1

Welcome to my world
© vm 2012

Comments on: "il ghepardo : proud, fearless, swift …" (69)

  1. Hopefully your body will adapt and catch up to your brave spirit!

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  2. kittiesblue said:

    Vera, I am so sorry you haven’t been able to adapt to the altitude. Being on oxygen all the time has to be a challenge and so confining. The Cheetah is a most gorgeous animal. Thanks for sharing such a lovely photo. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Janet Kisses for the kitties


    • Thank you Janet. You are very kind. Yes I am now rather restricted in what I can do. Age was doing it already! Now it is a double whammy as they say…


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    • No intrusion Graham, and I did vote! but the tide of corporate advances is pretty much unstoppable. A bit later our preferred tool will be taken away too.


  4. Lovely! I’m all for chasing and living life to the fullest … even if I’m not the swift cheetah of my youth!


  5. What a beautiful being …
    Simply stunning.


  6. Such a great symbol, Vera. Cheetahs are one of my favorite animals! Greetings from a sunny Germany.

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  7. Hello ,You have great style, pleasure to be here, Bless, in free time check my visions, EM :D


  8. The Cheetah is beautiful and proud.


  9. Living life to the fullest and embracing each moment. Your blog is so very inspiring ;)


  10. Your words and way of life inspires me. yes, I want to run like a cheetah too, if not on legs, atleast by heart and spirit. I agree, as we get older, “Living our life to the fullest,” gets harder and happiness more elusive. But I believe, if we are passionate about it, no matter how hard, we need to keep trying. A toast to a life of fulfillment and joy!


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