Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lions and Tigers and Bears. . .

Today the MOMS Club visited a nearby exotic animal rescue, where we saw lots of cool animals, learned a lot about them and learned a whole lot about why they aren't pets.

Birds like macaws live to be 80 - 100 years old. "By the time you're old enough that you can afford to buy a bird, it's a given that it's going to out-live you."

"Everybody thinks that monkeys are cute, but it's like living with a two year old. For forty-five years."

Baby emus.

Ponies and adult emus.



Bengal tiger

This peacock is molting, so we were able to bring home a feather that we found.



While we were looking at the freaking lions, for the love of Pete, Peeper and T's girls where petting the kitty cat. Seriously?

She is a peacock. This is her feathery tail.

Fallow deer.

This is Woody the alpaca. "He can't live with the llamas, because he likes to make babies."

Am I the only one who wonders if that's how he got his name?

Off-task. Again.

After the tour, we had a picnic lunch and then headed home. We were riding with T and her girls. On the way home, as we were approaching a well-known area landmark that's part candy store, part toy store and all, um, elephant museum, I said, "We should go there."

What I meant was, "Hey, you should put that on the MOMS Club calendar," (T is one of our two Calendar Girls this year, scheduling all the activities.) but she said, "You want to?!" and pulled in.

She didn't say a word to the girls, and just waited for K to figure it out. There was squealing.

It was Peeper's first time there, and of course, she loved it.

This is Miss Ellie Phunt. She weighs 500 pound, and can bat her eyes, wiggle her ears and talk.

See, I told you there would be bears.

A cow pretending to be an elephant. Of course.

Wizard of Oz snow globes. Lots of them.

We each bought some mint chocolate fudge, but I didn't get any photos of that, because I was too busy eating it.

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