Honest Animals: Family, Faith and Oil
"Colourful commentary by cheeky characters"
A new illustrated blog series created
by James Lightle and Jaime Lee Lightle
DISCLAIMER: a sense of humour is required :)
Hello, my name is George Groundhog. I am a meteorologist who specializes in Spring prediction. You can say it is a family business. My uncle Willie from Wiarton, and my second cousin Phil from Punxsutawney are my role models. Yet, since the magnetic poles have been moving away from their positions it has been getting harder to determine when Winter will end. The way things are going now, we might be in for a warmer cozier climate in Canada all year-round. As of now, the poles are projected to reach the Indian Ocean between the years 2030 and 2040. So, if you don’t like the heat now, you better start getting used to it
God bless you all on this glorious day. My name is Wendy the Wolverine. I feel my people get a bad rap for being aggressive. The Marvel movies don't help our reputation that’s for sure. You see, my family have been leaders in the church for years and my father holds strong convictions and believes that God will always protect us. During the pandemic we kept our church open for everyone even though it went against Public Health’s edicts. Unfortunately, he was put in jail for this, and worse the police came and threatened to shut us down for good. I am thankful that my father held fast to his convictions because he was responding to the pandemic of fear by spreading love in the name of our Glorious Father.
Hello, my name is Mary the Muskox. I want to talk to you about protection, as I am big in the security field. I must admit, we Muskox protect our young like champions. When under threat by predators, we put our young in the center of our group and the rest of us grown-ups circle them in a defensive shield. I feel worried that the rest of the country forgot how to protect their kids and need to take a lesson from us. There is a lot of things being taught in the schools right now that are harmful to young developing children, from critical race theory to sexual ideology. The only grooming the muskox community does is to keep our young’s hair free of mats. I guess it’s better that we home school our kids.
Hello, my name is Pete P. Dog. I was born in oil country Alberta. I spent most of my time driving fast down the back roads and I eventually got a job as a Formula One driver. During a qualifier this year, Sabastian Vettel of Germany decided to call out my home province’s oil sands. He called the tar sands a “crime”! What a hypocrisy! Especially when he is sponsored by ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company. The profits from this behemoth state owned company is fuelling the war with Yemen. So, in my mind he is okay with the crimes of genocide? Hey Sabastian - why don’t you focus on racing and keep your foot on the pedal and not in your mouth?