Sunday, August 30, 2009
This year he purchased the Grand Champion Market Goat and a pen of 3 rabbits. Both belonged to patients. We did not bring the goat home with us...she was donated back to the 4H Fund. They take her to another market and the 4H gets the money from the sale.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I lost 1/2 a pound for a total loss of 25 pounds!
Manga Dork maintained for a total loss of 15 pounds!
Tay lost 4 pounds (she nearly passed out) for a total loss of 17 pounds!
Together the three of us lost 57 pounds!
I am so proud of these girls. They have really give it their all. You can see the difference in their faces and in the way their clothes fit. They both went down a size. They were eager to set a new goal.
Our next goal is to lose 13.5 pounds by October 29th. That is 9 weeks...1.5 pounds per week.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I say, "Wild Child she is a girl."
Wild Child says, "No, she is brown. Boy dogs are brown..."
"...and girl dogs are white."
She is convinced. I don't know why she thinks this...could it be cartoons?
Lady is brown...but she is a girl.
Snoopy is a boy and he is white. Ok I don't think cartoons is where she is getting this...maybe she picked it up in my world...
Elle Wood's Brewster is brown...and a boy! However, he does wear dresses and has a "boyfriend." Which I felt was totally stupid and completely uncalled for...I guess there wasn't enough "homosexual content" for Hollywood...so they made the dog gay! argh.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Then we were off to the Accidental Artist for some paint your own pottery. I made Annie Louise a very cute doggie bowl.
Goodbye NC...til next year!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
We arrived at the reserve and were welcomed by a woman with a black eye and about 5 stitches across her cheek...what had we gotten ourselves into?
The first picture set up was with a LIGER (part lion/part tiger)...Napoleon Dynamite would be SO jealous. Standing on his hind legs he is 11ft. tall.
Then they bring out a Benturong (sp?)...he was a little creepy. We sat on a bench side by side and he walked on our laps while we petted his back...eek! He smelled like caramel popcorn...weird! Ok by the time I had survived these 2 I was feeling a little more confident...
After watching 2 Linx cats jump into the air after lures they took us to this petting area and put a 3 month old tiger in our laps.
This little cub is only 1 month old. It smelled like baby formula.
They had us all sit with our legs out in the pen and turned all kinds of furbabies loose on us. This little softie is a baby puma.
This was AMAZING! By this point I think I would have paid DOUBLE!
The baby Linx panted just like a dog. Did you know only 2 wild cats purr? The puma and the cheetah.
After the petting area we met Bubbles the Elephant. A guy came in riding her and when she bent down to let him off she passed gas VERY loudly. I can now say based on experience that downwind of an elephant is a BAD place to be. Bubbles showed us how she could eat a whole watermelon and we each fed her a carrot...eek...this made me a little nervous...I need that hand to type! LOL!
We got even more up close and personal...elephants feel so weird.
Someone asked me a while back to post a pic of my hair...here it is...I can't believe there wasn't leaves or grass or a small animal or two stuck in it by that time.
Next a lemur came to visit...we gave it a bottle and then it basically used us like trees and jumped all over.
Oh I loved this little gibbon monkey...so cute...and those are some LONG arms. Thank goodness he/she was wearing underpants.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Our butts hit the seats just as they started playing the AI theme...