Friday, January 22, 2016

Casual Fridays

Yes, helloo. I've hit a writing block, and I'm having a hard time thinking of something clever to open with, but seeing as I'm just about to drown you in PhotoGrid collages anyway....who cares, right?

So let's get to that. Cody and I have been wearing out our Busch Gardens passes so far this 2016. We've gone two Thursdays in a row now, and I'm game to keep it up because Busch Gardens has this new (I don't really know how new it is, but it's new to me so that's good enough) Animal Care Center where you can go and watch them do check-ups and actual surgeries on the animals in the park. And yesterday, we got to see them do an ultrasound on a pregnant sloth. It was so cool.
01/14/16
This was last Thursday, and on this particular visit, we met the elephant trainers and the tiger trainers and got to learn a bit more about those animals. Also, when we rode the train, the giraffes were actually ON the track. Seriously. I could have reached out and touched one (almost). And remember how I was just telling you about the Animal Care Center a second ago? Well, we went in there for the first time and I made hyena meatballs. Which, just to clarify, are meatballs for the hyenas to eat, NOT meatballs made out of hyenas. It was gross, but also fun.
01/21/16
This was yesterday and the park was a lot busier than last week. I'm not sure what's up with that, but we still had a fun day. Once inside, we went straight for the Animal Care Center where we discovered we had just missed them doing a procedure on a wallaby to clean out an abscess in the back of his throat. Bummer, right? But we checked out his x-rays and found out they'd be *hopefully* doing an ultrasound on one of the pregnant sloths later in the day. (Also, they haven't officially announced that they have two pregnant sloths so you didn't hear it from me. Capiche?) Anyway, Grizzly (the sloth in question) was cooperative insomuch as she came to the animal care center, but she wasn't as cooperative for the actual ultrasound so we didn't get a super-clear shot of her baby, but the vet was able to make out and show us the little skull. It was just so cool. I kindof want to go hang out there everyday to watch all the different stuff they do. Are you so over this? Well, too bad. Go write your own blog. 

But moving on, let's talk about my dogs now because haircuts!
01/18/16
This was them on Monday. You can't see any eyes, right? Right. Well, Major got his last round of puppy immunizations Monday afternoon so as soon as we got home from the vet, I called and got them grooming appointments for Wednesday morning because the amount of dog hair I've been vacuuming up lately is appalling. As you may or may not remember, when Colonel got his first haircut, I insisted on an entire photo shoot before and after. So of course, I had to do the same thing with Major. And look how cute he is!
I mean, right?! He is so stinkin' adorable!
Colonel, on the other hand, always looks a bit malnourished after a big haircut. Bless his scrawny little heart. And on this particular occasion, his groomer left his face and ears way too long making his head look abnormally large for that skinny body. Poor guy. He'll look normal in a week or two. But look at that before picture. I love his long hair so much. Cody can't stand it though. He likes to be able to see their eyes. 
Okay, last one. I mean, just look at him!! Such a cute little ball of fluff!

Well, that's it for today. Essentially, one big post about animals. Don't you just love Fridays around here? 


What's your favorite animal? Do you have any pets? Any guesses as to what my favorite animal is? (Besides my adorable pups, of course.) Hint.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm out there!

18 comments:

  1. Your opener = hilarious.
    Your use of the word capiche = priceless.
    AND THOSE PUUUUUUUUPS. <3
    otters are my favessssssss...and also marmosets...and baby ANYTHINGS.

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    1. caroline. how do i subscribe to your blog??? it keeps me up at night.

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  2. This is mom. Can't figure out how to switch back from Reagan. I guessed elephant without the hint! The animal care center sounds really cool!!

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    1. You know me so well. =) The animal care center is the coolest! Cody and I were looking up jobs that were available in there and what the requirements are. Turns out, there is one that I probably qualify for, but one of the requirements is that I'm comfortable handling exotic animals which I'm 97% okay with, but if any of those exotic animals turn out to be snakes, I'm 100% sure I would rather die than handle a snake of any kind.

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  3. !!! This is waay cooler than the Busch Gardens we grew up with! You should DEFINITELY do the job, whatever it is. It'll probably feeding baby otters and taking the Koalas on walks.

    And the Major's hair cut does look much better than the Colonel's. Sorry buddy.

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  4. I want to go to Busch Gardens with you guys! How cool is that!?!? Um, also, your dogs are adorable. I need more Major time in my life. Colonel still has my heart...poor Major. He has a lot to live up to. ❤️ But, he does win best haircut award, sorry Colonel!

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    1. During the month of February, we can each get up to 2 people in for $25 per person. We should all go together!

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  5. We got our passes to Busch gardens! We went a couple weeks ago and took the kids so we didn't get to do much lol. We're going back this coming Saturday though without kids. We will have to go to the animal care center! I never knew that was there! Also, if you guys can you should go too :)

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    1. Yes! Cody's off on Saturday, and I would love to go! I'll ask him about it tonight. And I looked up the Animal Care Center and it did just open last year, so it is still pretty new.

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  6. uh what's this about getting people into busch gardens for $25??

    colonel's a stud. he trumps always.

    and MAJOR points for the mrs. doubtfire clip.

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    1. We can for the month of February. We're taking you and Sarah. So the two of you should get together and figure out a day that works for all of us.

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  8. Good grief! Sorry you didn't love this one!

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  9. You should post a before picture with Colonel where he looks all rough and fuzzy and you're not wearing any makeup, jewelry, and your hair's all crazy...then do an after with BOTH OF YOU looking fly with haircuts. #justanidea #canyoutellireallywannagetahaircutwithyou

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