Sunday, January 06, 2013
My day of fresh air and fun !!!
Started out .. goofing .. I thought the zoo opened up at 9:00 .. well -- I get to the gates and it's 9:30 it's open .. Ohhh dear .. so in stead of standing in cold 25 degree weather, I decide .. I could walk back to the car (west) .. probably get there in time to turn around and come back .. or I could take a 15 minute walk east and a 15 minute walk back, and be here with little "standing time" .. Well -- it almost worked .. I only had about 10 minutes of standing time ..
This was a very indignant cheetah .. it was walking the front of the enclosure and absolutely gorgeous... and when I brought my camera out .. it went back and laid down .. ?? I would turn around and walk away, and it would come back up to the glass of the enclosure in all it's glory .. :? I brought my camera out .. and it would go in back and lay down again .. We did this about 4 or 5 times .. and there was times that I would stand there .. and stand there .. camera ready .. and it would just lay there .. so I turned and walked away .. and it got up and started walking again .. It was majorly playing with my brain !!!! The one time I was walking away, and I turned around and it was standing RIGHT BEHIND me by the glass .. Looking at me and having this glint in it's eye .. Now this was a fight to the finish .. lol . I did get one shot of it but the cut in the glass is right down it's middle .. ?? Sooo I guess this guy won this time around .. lol .. This was the best shot of it up and about that I got .. ?? I hate losing to an animal .. I thought humans were higher up in the intellegence level .. :? All I could do is laugh, because my little dog does the same thing .. She's been photographed so often, that I bring out the camera, and the look on her face is "What ...... agaaaaaiiinnn???" ....lol ..
I saw him, and he was in all his glory .. What an impressive rack; and I just thought he was beautiful ..
My other favorites were 2 Fox pups .. they were out and extremely playful. They were being raised by hand, since their mom was a deadbeat mom .. and rejected them at birth .. They were absolutely adorable bundles of play .. I didn't get a picture of them, and wish that I had .. Their ears were bigger than their heads .. lol .. absolutely adorable ..
As you can see .. I am truly an animal lover .. Animals are gorgeous creations of God .. and each has their own spot in this world ..
Anyway -- it was a wonderful day .. 2 hours of "low impact" walking, gave me 8 activity points that I didn't even use yesterday .. YAY ME !!! I'm very very sore, but have my happy hubby as backup for the heavy work today in taking down the tree ..
This starts a busy life again .. and I'm going to miss my organized enjoyable quiet time .. Now will be the test .. I will schedule time for ME in each day .. Note the word "schedule" .. I have plans to reach out for help more in 2013 .. and the process has already started ..
I wish everyone that stops in today a wonderful day !!!!!