Catch Up and the Girls’ First Zoo Trip.
I’ve been neglecting you lately on the picture front.
I’m doing 365, but I’ve found I don’t have time to take creative pictures everyday. Instead my goal is to just take a picture of what we did that day, so I’ll have one year of memories.
26/365: We drugged Rintoo with two valiums in order to shave him. He has to be shaved because he’s so large (21 pounds) and not able to groom his long cottony fur or his bum hole.
He totally went wall-eyed and stumbled around meowing and purring, until we tried to shave him. Somehow he was drunk but very, very angry.
The next day…
Fully recovered and back to his usual self. His shaving job looks like I did it with a weed wacker, but oh well. The back was fine, but he kept biting with all of his might when we did his belly. He wriggled out of a pillow case, a towel, a head lock, and a plastic cone, all while drugged and flailing his claws and yowling.
He’s so happy now! When he has his long fur he just lays around the house like a 21 pound blob. After being shaven he plays with the other cats like a wild kitten, and he climbs all over us purring like a loud motor boat all night long. If he obviously loves his hair cuts so much, why does he resist so hard?
28/365: I re-arranged my living room again. We *love* it like this! It’s as if we have a nice little living room and TV area and then a dining area. Feels good.
On the 30th we went to the Louisville Zoo with our friends.
Both girls had a great time. Rosie was excited to run around outside in the sun. Ada loved seeing everything!
Rosie and Cade have known each other since they were babies, and even though he lives three hours away in the mountains they still remain best friends every time we get together. Their love for each other is abnormally strong–they talk about each other non-stop and get uncontrollably excited when they are together. I’ve never known little kids to feel so strongly about each other. I can’t even describe it. We think they are some sort of soul mates, seriously…
The zoo was only $5 to get in. I was a little disappointed because the elephants, giraffes, and gorillas weren’t out. The polar bear exhibit was under construction. We did get to see a few things–the horny male tiger, the lions, zebras, camels, lots of reptiles/amphibians and fish, penguins, and birds. The vampire bats were a creepy highlight.
(Oh, he was so sad. Broke my heart.)
Oh and the best part? Since the zoo wasn’t crowded I waited until no one else was around and Tyler was distracted (he’s such a stick in the mud!) and I tried calling a peacock like I do my chickens. Don’t you know, it worked! A peacock came running right up to me. Naturally I had to feed it from my hand…it was so gentle, didn’t even peck my skin like chickens do. I fed it wild rice cakes. Carolina took pictures.
I definitely need to own peacocks (and peahens) one day. When people pull into the driveway of my future farm a peacock will leap out of the bushes fanning his tail feathers…hah!