Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Talk to the Animals

Today, Pumpkin went to work with Daddy!

This picture was actually taken in the parking lot where I picked them up from the bus home! 

Since Pumpkin was off having her special day with dad, the boys and I went to our county zoo!

The above album of pictures is from our day! 

It was a really great time!!!

The mountain lions were sound asleep when we were at their enclosure, so, Fuzzy and I moved away.  Hammer started to run to catch up to us, and the male mountain lion jumped down and ran to the fence alongside Hammer! 

Hammer saw him do it, so he ran the other way and the lion followed!  Fuzzy and I ran back to watch and Hammer and the lion played this way for a bit!  It was amazing!  The lion was totally playful, there was nothing 'stalking' or predatory in what he was doing.  We think that Hammer's bright yellow tee shirt today, must be similar to something his trainer or food handler wears!  lol

The tamarinds were also very playful, and were fun to watch!  The elk family was taking a lovely mud bath, which we have in the pictures, until the bisons came and chased them away, wanting the mud bath all to themselves.

The condor danced around displaying his awesome wingspan, hoping the female would come out of the shade of their hut, but she didn't.  The turtles were quite active, one of them was moving about so fast, I think he would have given the hare a run for his money!

It was a lovely day!

be well,


coelha said...

Those Emus bite!!  What a nice day you had!  Dad and daughter look so proud together.. :)  Julie

tenyearnap said...

What a great day and how cool that your husband can take a kid to work with him! --Cin

astoriasand said...

What a great day you sound to have had.Loevely pic of Daddy and Pumkin,Great pic of the boys they look so happy.My favourite being the Donkey pic,I love Donkeys.Thanx for sharing .Take Care God Bless Kath

nay0114 said...

Sounds like a great day. Enjoyed the pictures. Looks like Daddy and DD had a good time together too.
Take care, Chrissie

mleighin21st said...

It sounds like you all had a very special day.  Hope there's lots more, the summer's fading fast-August already:(  
Dawn, I did it! Now I can learn to meme!

mleighin21st said...

OOPS, I don't know how to put in the link.  I'll let you know, later.

sdoscher458 said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Your son must of loved the way the Lion acted. Some days are just plain, Sandi

toonguykc said...

At least some of the zoo tenants were active!  Summer heat makes most of the mammals pretty unexciting to look at in these parts.


nightmaremom said...

Looks like a great day had by all!!  The heat gets to all of us :)

eml625 said...

Very cool pictures...and Pumpkin must have had a blast !

chat2missie said...

Thanks for sharing your pics.  We haven't been to the zoo in a long time .

cacklinrosie101 said...

It sounds like a great day for the whole family, Dawn!  Pumpkin and your DH look so cute together.  I haven't been to the zoo in ages.   Loved the pics...Hugs  Chris

gazker said...

Great photos!

gazker said...

Great photos!

sangrialel said...

I bet he loved having that lion follow him around, I would of loved to of seen it.  Linda

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like an enjoyable day all the way around. We have a small zoo out this way I haven't visited in ages. Perhaps this weekend. (Hugs) Indigo

psychfun said...

I was just thinking about going to the zoo tomorrow with my niece since I have some free passes. Cool pix.

deshelestraci said...

Glad the zoo was fun!  I hardly ever take pictures at the zoo.  Not sure why.