Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15th, 2010

Today’s news is that last week, my Mom took me to the local zoo. It’s a little zoo that we live down the road from. She didn’t take me out of her backpack, but I’m working on that. I thought I would share some of the pictures that she took. I live down the road from these animals! They’re all in cages, so I’m certainly not afraid of them. It’s just a strange idea!

tn_2010-07-09 Special Memories Zoo 078_edited-1A zebra—Mom loves horses and their cousins, so she was happy when this one turned out so nicely.

tn_2010-07-09 Special Memories Zoo 082_edited-1A lion! This one made Mom happy because in spite of the bars of the cage, you can still see him very clearly. Some of her photos of animals in cages didn’t turn out right.

Mom’s favorite part of the entire zoo is the petting area. She loves farm animals, so it is as close as she can get to some of her favorite critters!

tn_2010-07-09 Special Memories Zoo 211_edited-1 A miniature cow!

tn_2010-07-09 Special Memories Zoo 193_edited-1 A pot-bellied piglet!

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A domesticated female mallard. (Female mallards are her favorite kind of wild duck, so this makes her happy to have such a pretty picture.)tn_2010-07-09 Special Memories Zoo 221_edited-1These are Swedish blue ducks.

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And finally, a Pekin/Call duck cross. Mom says that it’s probably not either all alone because she was a rather big ducky with a small-ish beak. These things make her happy, so I just nod!

Over the next couple of days, she’s going to post more pictures at her deviantART account (and on facebook) if you would like to see the rest of them. These were with her new camera!

Next time, I will tell you more about some mail I got. Mom has to take photos first—but we will post them as soon as we can!

Marlowe II


  1. Hi Marlowe! I'm sorry you didn't make it out of the backpack to enjoy seeing all the critters with your mom. She's quite a good photographer, and I enjoyed looking at the pictures she took. The closest thing we have to a zoo where I live is a small duck pond, so those ducks especially reminded me of the ones here.

  2. I totally missed this post! What great pictures your mom took. I must bug my owner to go to the zoo soon too.