Aslan's character has enabled me to know and understand Daddy-God's Person and His Love for what it really is. Daddy-God's love is safe and pure, His eyes are gentle, and His touch and His kisses are clean and sweet. He breathes His strength into each of us to build us up and strengthen us for doing His Will.

              ~ Lucy woke out of the deepest sleep you can imagine, with the feeling that the voice she liked 
          best in the world had been calling her name.. She sat up, trembling with excitement but not with 
          fear. The moon was so bright that the whole forest landscape around her was almost as clear as day, 
          though it looked wilder.. Lucy looked very hard..there was no doubt that the trees were really 
          moving.. She went fearlessly among them, dancing herself as she leaped this way and that to avoid 
          being run into by these huge partners. But..she wanted to get beyond them to something else; it 
          was from beyond them that the dear voice had called.
               A circle of grass, smooth as lawn, met her eyes, with dark trees dancing all around it. And 
          then, oh joy! For He was there: the huge Lion, shining white in the moonlight, with his 
          huge black shadow underneath him.. She ran to him. She felt her heart would burst if she lost a 
          moment. And the next thing she knew was that she was kissing him and putting her arms as far 
          around his neck as she could and burying her face in the beautiful rich silkiness of his mane.. 
          The great beast rolled over on his side so that Lucy fell, half sitting and half lying between 
          his front paws. He bent forward and just touched her nose with his tongue. His warm breath 
          came all around her. She gazed up into the large wise face.
               "Welcome, child," he said.

               For a time she was so happy that she did not want to speak. But Aslan spoke.
               "Lucy, .. we must not lie here for long. You have work in hand, and much time has 
          been lost to-day."
               .."I saw you all right. They wouldn't believe me.."
               From somewhere deep inside Aslan's body there came the faintest suggestion of a 
          growl ..
               "Oh Aslan," said Lucy. "How could I - I couldn't have left the others and come up 
          to you alone.. Don't look at me like that.. Yes, it wouldn't have been alone, I know, 
          not if I was with you. But what would have been the good?"
               Aslan said nothing.
               "You mean," Lucy said faintly, "that it would have turned out all right - somehow?"
               "To know what would have happened, one is ever told that.. But.. go 
          back to the others now and wake them up; .. - what will happen? There is only 
          one way of finding out."
               "Do you mean that is what you want me to do?" gasped Lucy. 
               "Yes, little one," said Aslan.
               "Will the others see you too?" asked Lucy.
               "Certainly not at first," said Aslan. "Later on, it depends."
               "But they won't believe me!" said Lucy.
               "It doesn't matter," said Aslan. ..
               Lucy buried her head in his mane to hide from his face. But there must have 
          been magic in his mane. She could feel lion-strength going into her. Quite 
          suddenly she sat up.
               "I'm sorry, Aslan," she said. "I'm ready now."
               "Now you are a lioness," said Aslan. "And now all Narnia will be renewed. 
          But come. We have no time to lose." ..  

          Excerpts from Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis, pp. 132-138

This is Baloo the Black Bear, Shere Khan the Bengal Tiger, and Leo the African Lion. BLT They came from a background of abuse and fear. Now they've bonded together and are truly inseparable.

In 2001, the threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer's home when it was raided by authorities. They were brought to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary ...

The only time the three were separated was when Baloo was sent to surgery. While at the drug dealer's home, Baloo had been mistreated so profoundly that the harness that was put on him had grown into his skin.

The two cats were distraught and cried for the bear's return when he was at the vet's. Since then, no one has separated the group.