Friday, September 23, 2011

A visit to the Philadelphia Zoo

Hello ladies,

This week, my friend Drew took me to the Philadelphia Zoo for my birthday. I made quite a few new acquaintances.  I learned that mountain lions and leopards behave much like my ragdoll cat. I heard a little known fact about giraffes. We witnessed the bane of a 400 pound polar bear and managed to escape a prairie dog uprising.
A mountain lion: acting much like a house cat. 

Sun spots.

Running in his sleep. 

Ah, the faithful giraffe. 
Such careful listeners...

And notorious gossips!

I am scrunching up my face.

Because I am an itchy nosed polar bear. 
Scratch, scratch!

I think I got it!

Ah, relief!

Three for the road.

Does anyone feel like they are being watched?

Will they suspect a diversion?

A hole in one. 

Can you dig it?

It was a lovely day! Have any of you experienced any recent encounters with wild creatures?

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. You can capture the perfect looks. Doesn't the bear and cats look cuddly? Too bad they are not!

  2. Kimberly: Thanks so much! I was amused when a woman was asking the trainer if she was going to go into the habitat and hand fish to the polar bears! The trainer hurled the fish over the glass using a lacross stick.

  3. Hahaha, your captions are absolutely perfect! I particularly loved the polar bear. I just want to squish him.

  4. Nicole: Thank you! The polar bear was such an expressive guy. I would love to be able to give him a stamping manicure with a fish design. Those claws!

    mail4rosey: Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the pictures! :)

  5. Glad that you enjoyed your day! Very nice pictures! Oh it is so long ago that I have visit a zoo, it is really something I should do in the near future :)

  6. Oh my gosh, I've never seen photos of prairie dogs before BUT OMG THEY ARE SO CUTE AND FAT ^___^ *pokes them* the polar bear is adorbz too

  7. grat pics, thanks for sharing it with us :-D
    it would be nice to have around one of those mountain lion or polar bear, just for cuddling ;-)

  8. It looks like Max showed up at the zoo with his ears pulled back. I believe prairie dogs would make a nice addition as pets in our home. They look like they are in their own little world. Fun pictures! Happy Birthday. Love, me.

  9. Melanie: It had been such a long time for me too! I loved visiting the zoo! I'm hoping to return in the Spring. :)

    Silhouette Screams: Prairie dogs are hilarious! They will gather together and pose in front of the camera. Their tummies need rubs! Love 'em. :)

    nail crazy: Thanks! It looks like it would be so cozy to sleep next to a polar bear, but we know better. ;)

    Claire: Thank you! Max definitely needs to be in this line up. Would love to see the prairie dogs in a face off with your chickens. :)

  10. It's been so many years since I've been to the Philadelphia Zoo. Love watching all the animals. The cats are my favorites. Love your captions with the pictures.

  11. Lucy: So glad you enjoyed the photos! There are new baby snow leopards at the zoo. They spend a lot of time in the den in their first several months. I was able to watch the live video of the them with their mother. I really want to return to see them when they are ready to venture out more. Love kitties of all sizes!

  12. Awesome photos! I love animals :)

  13. aww!! the polar bear and the last animals are cuuuteee!! <3 <3


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