Friday, September 22, 2017

At The Dance


We are off to the Blogville Barn Dance and end of summer celebration. Go over to Mayor Arty's to find links to all the fun events.

Hope to see you there! 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Traveling Tuesday on a Thursday - Oregon Zoo

While I don't want this post to become a debate about zoos, I wanted to state that I have some personal concerns about them. While I LOVE animals and the experience of talking to keepers to learn more, seeing them up close etc. etc., I don't love the idea of them. In an ideal world they would not exist. I hope my niece and nephew's generation finds a way for us to save the animals in the wild and live with them peacefully so we don't need zoos. 

Now I will step off my soapbox and share some memories from he Oregon Zoo (which the Man picked as an activity). 

First, let me say this is a beautiful, spotlessly clean facility. The keepers we spoke to/heard speak clearly had the animals welfare as their number one goal. For example, the polar bear who appeared lonely was moving in the fall to a facility where she would have 'friends'. The animals all looked very healthy too.

Here are some of my favourites. 


I have never seen a polar bear in the wild (and kind of hope I never do). I am always amazed at how big they are. 


The Man's hand in a paw print

Me beside one

This guy's face broke my heart.


The Man's hand compared to a Gorilla


Rhinos


The giraffe


Doozy was a rescue. He had been bought as a pet and people decided he was too big (imagine that). I am glad the zoo was able to give him a more appropriate home. 


Man vs. Elephant

It was this elephant's birthday so he got extra treats!

When it comes to zoo animals, the big cats are my favourite. I could spend the rest of my life watching them. I got to spend about 15 minutes watching this tiger play in the water trying to get a bucket. It was amazing. I heard someone who visits regularly say she had never seen him so active. 



Once he had the bucket out he was done with it. So like a cat! He was just so beautiful!


This bear cracked me up. She (I am guessing as there were other bears around) held up her paws so she could get the water to shoot into her mouth. 


Next week we will show off some more trip pictures. I think we will share the beach and rocks! 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Speedy's Pirate Party!


Today we put our travel Tuesday beside to join Speedy's Pirate Party!

Here we are:

Hailey, the fierce female pirate.



and The Jolly Phoddy!


To learn more about the pirate party, make sure to go over to Speedy's. You can vote for your favourite pirates there too!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mischief Monday - There Were No Treats - by Lee


Last week the Lady was trying to get a picture of me standing for some of the upcoming blog events. It was a beautiful late summer day, actually one of the nicest we have had all summer. Instead of standing, I enjoyed my time in the sun. That will teach her to always have treats when she has the camera.  I am not working without getting paid! 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Black and White Sunday - Lee and Her Baby


"This is always how I wanted to snuggle with Angel Bagheera, but he wouldn't let me."
Hailey with Fat Cat