Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, April 12

What a gorgeous spring day. Instead of cleaning and digging holes, I met some friends at Panera Bread for a quick coffee and bagel and then headed out for an awesome adventure.

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Why I need to dig holes. 8:30 a.m.


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We went here, where we were met by Lori, who runs Safari's and lovingly takes care of dozens of rescued animals. Volunteers are always needed, I'm sure. 10:02 a.m.


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This Kookaburra had a mouse in its mouth. It would repeatedly whack the mouse on the perch. I left before it started eating. 10:59 a.m.


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Awwwwwww. A baby donkey. He's about a month old. 11:04 a.m.


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Peacock, up close and personal.....we were able to go into many of the enclosures. 11:22 a.m.


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I'm rather scared of geese, and this one kept making nasty noises at me. I learned from Lori to just walk toward the geese and they'll turn and go away. Yes!
11:24 a.m.



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Many of the buildings at Safari's were brought to Oklahoma from an Indian Reservation in Arkansas and are more than 150 years old. 11:27 a.m.


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I love the way the zebra's mane looks like color-coordinated tassels on a blanket.
11:38 a.m.



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I saw five dogs at Safari's, three of which were gorgeous Great Danes. All the dogs are rescue dogs. I think this one is Max, but don't quote me on it. 12:14 p.m.


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Say ahhhhhhh. 12:32 p.m.


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Thanks, Lori, for rescuing this magnificent creature. 12:42 p.m.


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I loved this purple door, but mostly I loved the hinges. 1:01 p.m.


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Bonus picture. I couldn't pass up the Wisteria. 1:07 p.m.


It was an incredible visit, and I had a really hard time weeding out pictures. We saw a mob of kangaroos, wolves, lions, tigers, leopards, wild cats, monkeys, lemurs, bears, chickens, roosters, dogs, ponies, donkeys, goats, pigs, llamas, the zebra, an alpaca, Chinese pheasants that were gorgeous, peacocks, rabbits and many, many more animals that now have a safe haven. Go to Safari's sometime. You won't regret it. Thanks, Lori, for so generously sharing your time with us today.