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:
Here’s a llama…
And last, but certainly not least, these guys:
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)
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…)
2. BLACK SKINNY JEANS, SHREDDED (much like these, but knee-length…)
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…)
4. A TAIL.
Like this guy’s.
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):
And this (see the tail?).
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.”