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Wordless Wednesday

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Christmas Cuddles!

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Safari

My son, my parents, and I just returned from a trip to California to celebrate my Aunt S~’s 70th birthday.  On the way home we decided to stop at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. You drive your car through the park, stopping where you like to watch the animals.  The big cats – lions, tigers,and cheetahs – used to roam about like the the rest of the animals but are now all behind fences so I couldn’t get clear photos of them.  Same with the elephants.  But, my son got great photos of one non-vegetarian type – you’ll see them at the end of the post!   Here are some of the critters we saw.

Rhinoceros derrieres.  The sign said to keep “3 car-lengths away” from the rhinos.  It wasn’t a problem, as they turned their pointy noses up at us and then ignored us completely.

The elands didn’t seem to mind our car…

 

Giraffes are easy to spot (bwaha!)

 

It was lunchtime for many of the critters when we were there:

 

Guanacos running to their noms station.

 

Watusi Cows – a bit crowded in there with those horns!

 

Sitka deer cooling off on the way to lunch.

 

White fallow deer…we stopped to watch them and they kept popping their heads up one after another to look back at us.

 

Action shot!

 

H is for Hippo eating Hay…

 

 

Here’s a llama…

 

The dignified Mr. Bison…

 

Comin’ through! (This camel wasn’t stopping, we had to drive out of the way before she just plowed into the car!)

 

I’m the yak, I’m the yak, having my nap, having my nap…

 

This IS my best side!

 

Shell, the Sulcatta Tortoise, out for his daily walk around the Village…

 

My favorite snack?  It’s written all over my face!

 

And last, but certainly not least, these guys:

Well, hi there!  They call me Grizzly…

 

A bear hug? I thought you’d never ask!

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Me. Now.

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Why are you pointing that clicky thing at me when the dinner on my plate is already 15 minutes old and my water bowl has a whisker in it?

(Mr. Cat, age 18-ish)

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Thursday Things

Things that make you go “Hmm…”

 

Found my front porch like this the other day…

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What?!

 

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The evil eye, I use it on you and your clicky thing.

(One of two Tuffy Juniors.)

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Fashion Statement of the Day: “If you mess with me, I’ll cut off your tail and wear it!”

 

I didn’t even notice her shoes.  OH, how I wish I had gotten a photo of the actual girl while she was crossing the street.  I’m afraid you all will think I made it all up, but I didn’t.  She was REAL. 

Her fashion statement included:

 

1.  FLOATY ORANGE FLOWER PRINT CHIFFON TOP (similar to this, but sleeveless…)

Orange chiffon top

[Max Superstore]

 

 

2.  BLACK SKINNY JEANS, SHREDDED (much like these, but knee-length…)  

Shredded jeans

[Ami Clubwear]

 

Not too bad, really, but wait for #3:

 

3.  BUCK SPECIAL KNIFE ON BELT   (10.5” long with a 6” blade – my son has one just like it…)

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[Kennesaw Cutlery] 

 

aaaaaaaaand…

 

4.  A TAIL

 

Like this guy’s.

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I was wondering if there was a full moon last night and she hadn’t quite transformed all the way back, but then I found this on the interwebs (Hot Topic – $14.99):

 

Wolf tail

And this (see the tail?).

Japanese DJ

 

I thought the ‘80s look was the big thing now, but I don’t remember wearing a tail.  Legwarmers, rubber bracelets, neon, big permed hair, punk, sure.  But I’m almost positive we didn’t wear tails of any kind on a regular basis.  Perhaps they are tossing in a few items from the 1880s

Fashion – you are never too old to be amused by it!  (Well, unless you are a wolf.)

 

“I has a mad, and people who wear tails are it.”

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Wordless Wednesday

Ben and Kitty in Mexico

The boy found a kitten to snuggle while in Mexico with our church youth group.

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Secret Squirrel

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