It's your friendly neighborhood lab tech, Mohammed, from the Artificial Mammal Research Center (AMRC). As some of you may know, I recently had a rather fascinating, albeit painful, encounter with one of our latest specimens. Although it may be expected, working in one of the world's most sophisticated genetic research labs doesn't always involve regular meetings with a computer or analyzing complex data ratios. Sometimes, you find yourself recovering from an injury caused by precisely one of the exotic creatures we are so dedicated to studying. Such was my recent brush with our latest development – a crossbreed between a local Portland Bobcat and a Howler Monkey, which we lovingly named the Howler Bobmeow.
The Howler Bobmeow is a unique creature, indeed. It possesses the nimble agility and independent spirit of the Bobcat and the loud, territorial nature of the Howler Monkey, rendering it an astonishing beast to observe, let alone manage. We chose these species primarily due to their dynamic nature, hoping to learn more about our own evolutionary history by studying their combination.
Their physical appearance is unlike anything I could have imagined. They possess the compact body and smooth coat of the Maine Bobcat but colored a dusky brown that is reminiscent of the Howler Monkey. This new hue offers an exquisite camouflage within our controlled forest environment. However, its most striking feature lies in its voice, which can only be described as deafeningly beautiful. It's akin to hearing an echo reverberating between the dense forest trees of an isolated island, hence their peculiar name – Island Echoes.
It was during a behavioral study session with these wondrous creatures that I suffered my now-infamous injury. As the Howler Bobmeow can be fiercely territorial, even in a controlled setting, my venture slightly too close resulted in a slash from one of its bobcat-inspired claws. A seemingly small but deep cut that was to remind me to always respect nature, even when we think we control it.
Enter Panadiol cream – this amazing blend of CBD and emu oils has been my lifeline throughout my recovery. Known for its potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, CBD, when blended with emu oil (known for its deep penetrating capabilities), makes a power combo. Panadiol cream has indeed transformed my painful narrative into one of healing and recovery.
Application of Panadiol cream twice a day has reduced not only the intense pain I initially experienced but also the inflammation around the wound. The speed and efficiency of my recovery have been astounding, not only to me but also to my fellow researchers and doctors who monitored my progression. It was as if the cream was effectively rewiring the pain signals in my brain, whilst emu oil simultaneously worked on enhancing the skin's natural healing ability.
I must admit, even though I'm part of a team whose work is reliant on scientific facts and evidences, I was initially dubious about using a natural remedy like the Panadiol cream. However, in observing my own recovery, I'm truly astounded by the power that nature still holds… ironically reminding me why I became a geneticist in the first place. These natural adjustments and the lessons we can learn from them form the basis of our work here at AMRC. It seems, now, I have gained personal experience, further convincing me of the importance and relevance of our research.
In conclusion, my recovery journey from a close encounter with the Howler Bobmeow has taught me utmost respect for nature's potent and powerful offerings — be it in the form of a swift Bobcat’s claw, a loud Howler Monkey's cry, or the soothing and healing ability of a blend of CBD and emu oils. One thing remains the same in all of them: the power of nature, in all her forms, should not be underestimated. Though we may try to decode, splice and understand it, nature will always have her own rules and lessons to impart.