Saturday, May 23, 2009

Otherwise known as the day I was almost gored by a longhorn

I had the great pleasure of accompanying Parker on his safari field trip. Now I ask you, what do you think of when you hear the word safari? I was expecting to ride through the grounds and maybe (if we were lucky) we would spot an animal or two in the distance.
Friends, I was never more wrong. We were loaded up on wagons and off we went! It didn't take long before I noticed the MANY animals RUNNING (and I do mean RUNNING) toward out wagon. This was just a regular ol' wagon, not one with any special safety features. I didn't even see an armed farmer lurking in the bushes anywhere. Those animals could have been having a bad morning, and we would have been goners.
All the animals were pushing each other out of the way to make sure they didn't miss out on the feed we were distributing.
Check out this guy:
See those horns? They obviously moved whichever way he fancied to move them. Just for the record, he fancied to move them right toward me a few too many times. He seemed tame enough, but I still question his motives. I'm not even going to attempt to describe his tongue. Just be very glad his tongue doesn't show in the picture. There were lots of llamas and llama-like creatures.
Unfortunately, the llamas were apparently mad at mama because one poor mama got spit on TWICE by two different llamas.

This ostrich came at the food quietly and swiftly. The term "quick as a cat" comes to mind. I think I will henceforth say "quick as an ostrich". If the shoe fits...
And then there's this guy...
He was cute as a button, in a wild animal sort of way.

There were even zebras. This is the cutest little baby zebra I've ever seen. Granted, I haven't seen a lot of baby zebras, but he was definitely the cutest.

Here's the last wild animal I encountered! He was by far the cutest of all!


Kellie DeLange said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your kids are absolutely adorable!!! I love the professional pics of them!! And our sons share the same name!!

Unknown said...

What a fun trip!

I thought the moose, with his furry antlers looked so cute!

But not as cute as your little red haired boy!

LisaLisa said...

Too bad you didn't have any muffins for that that would've been a really cute tie in to the children's lit references. :) Glad y'all had such a good time! And yes, the little red furry thing at the end was the most adorable.

Becky said...

I wish I could've seen your face when the visitors got so close. How funny you are!