In the 1970′s, actress and model Tippi Hedren (mother of actress Melanie Griffith, shown in photo) created the Shambala Preserve after producing the film Roar. The preserve rescued exotic big cats living in captivity that had been abused or were in need of help, one of which the family created a close bond with. Neil the lion lived with the family in their home, and played an active role in the day to day activities of the preserve.

How a lion lives with a family

In the 1970′s, actress and model Tippi Hedren (mother of actress Melanie Griffith, shown in photo) created the Shambala Preserve after producing the film Roar. The preserve rescued exotic big cats living in captivity that had been abused or were in need of help, one of which the family created a close bond with. Neil the lion lived with the family in their home, and played an active role in the day to day activities of the preserve.

Hopefully these two sweeties are alright today. <3 Wish I knew more of this story and what happened after this picture was snapped.

Hopefully these two sweeties are alright today. <3 Wish I knew more of this story and what happened after this picture was snapped.

Here is a list of human foods that ARE safe for dogs to eat. photo by TheGiantVermin on Flickr

Here is a list of human foods that ARE safe for dogs to eat. photo by TheGiantVermin on Flickr

Cesar Millan.  The Dog Whisperer.  I love what he can do for dogs, but what he does with people is even more incredible.

Cesar Millan. The Dog Whisperer. I love what he can do for dogs, but what he does with people is even more incredible.

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