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A Day at the Zoo

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Canadian Zoos have roosters, too :)

Day trip #2 took us to the Zoo. It was a nice family day, even though the weather just can't seem to turn nice. There is not a sliver of sun to be seen and nothing sunny in the forecast even through Sunday. But really, I must stop talking about the weather, it obsesses me. I know, I talk about it far too much. I have this itch to talk about my sister-in-law. Not the one who whines but the hippy sister-in-law (not that there's anything wrong with hippies...). I have the urge to write gossip about her but then the very thought of putting this in writing exhausts me. I am not very fortunate in the sister-in-law department. Tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring?...well, pay day for one thing :)

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    You got some great pictures at the zoo. I just don't think it matters how old you are...you can always enjoy yourself looking at the animals. Last time I went the bears were really fun. Most of the time it is so hot in the summer they just sleep.

    Thanks for sharing your day off.
    Take care,

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    There were a lot of sleepy animals, but fortunately lots of active ones as well. My favourites were the various monkeys, but I couldn't get a decent photo of any of them.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    You lucky things, i love the zoo :o)

    You have very pretty roosters in your zoo.
    I guess we both lucked re sister in laws, out of all of mine i can count 2 that i care for.

  1. Blogger Greg Mills said:

    The beast above the chickens...a hare? A chumbawamba? A saucy kangeroo? An executive vole?

    What the hell is that thing? What sort of Dr. Moreau hell hole is this "zoo"?

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    Missed hearing from you ... my posts have been infrequent with the travel. Next week HH and I are off again to America for the summer. Hope all is well in your world ... Any IMHO - don't write about in-laws - at least don't publish it.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    oh come on! tell us about the hippy sister in law. You have to get used to that you know. Daughters in law are happening to us in the future, so prepare. This blog is going to be their Nemesis. ahaha.

  1. Blogger missy said:

    You know, I can actually talk about the weather for a full half hour! Goodness, the Brits are rubbing on me!

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    THe weather is a national obsession. Some of my best friends are met through discussing the weather. Or hockey. Well, some of my best acquaintances anyway.

    When you are sure you want to tell us of the hippy sister-in-law, we will be here. That is what your blog is for. An self-censorship is stil censorship.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Mothers and sisters-in-law ugh.

    Hello Greg...I guess you saw my comment at Chloe's?...I knew someone would ask what that thign was ; I forget...and it is very inland, not an island. I think it was from Australia, though. Now they have some weird creatures there...:) Canadian creatures are rather boring. So the zoo has imported lots of non-boring exotic creatures.

    Just the two of you?...now HH will miss his mum? I will always stay in touch, no worry there. Have a safe trip and a wonderful summer. I will be checking in.

    I am torn; I may post about her. I probably can't stop myself!

    It's a good thing there are fellow weather obsessors here, otherwise you wouldn't read my blog!

    Thank you, friend. And you are most correct about Canadians. I hate hockey, though? Are you watching?

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I white peacock??? That is wild!

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    There is LOADS of sun here. If I could, I'd bos some up and send it your way.

    Love the picture of the zoo are great.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Cathy, I haven't been to a zoo since I was 10..Beautiful photos..Thanx for taking me back :)

    It's going to be a Fall weekend here..Rain, cool and windy..ugh.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Ah, the elusive Wild Canadian Rooster? Cool photos, especially the peacock- how did you get him to pose? It's your blog, talk about whatever you like...weather (rain here too, can't remember what the sun looks like) sisters-in-law (mine too, but I just have one) or pay day (I wish!).

    I'll keep visiting :)
    Happy Friday!

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    Looove payday!! :) Great pics and my kids enjoyed them too. Thanks! Gotta do something with them . . . let's blog! haha :) Talk to you later.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Yes, I am watching, when I'm not working. I am torn. Edmonton (yay, Canadian team!) is in the cup... but my brother-in-law comes from Edmonton. And it's bad enough my team (the Leafs) didn't even make the cup this year while Edmonton did. But to have the Oilers go all the way... he'll be insufferable for years to come.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    That first animal is quite magnificient (my knowledge of animal names in english isn't very good so I won't embarrass myself...hmmm peacock, I suppose)
    Sometimes we don't like people but we realize it doesn't matter when we can't even bother to talk about them :)

  1. Blogger fb said:

    All the animals seem to be white or paler than they should be?

    Have they adapted to the snow?

    Or do I sound really childishly simple now?

    Why's the peacock white?

  1. Blogger vani said:

    i only have one sister in law and she's pretty cool- hell she's really cool, she bought my wedding dress as a wedding gift!

    i love the pics of all the animals- i've never seen a white p- cock! :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    It was the first time I had seen one. At first, I thought it might be an albino, but then I saw that the eyes were blue. A bot of research taught me that it is a type of "India Blue Peafowl", but with a colour mutation that can take many generations to reach pure white; they are relatively rare.

    We are on our eight straight day of rain. I feel damp and cold. I need your sun. Please send express. I will pay big money.

    Oh no, not bad weather for you, too..curl up with good movies and books.

    You are sweet to say all those things. And I know you are having crap weather in Boston, too...we need sun and summer weather! I took many many photos of the peacock and the boys were getting annoyed at me for taking so long and then my camera battery ran out!

    Glad you all enjoyed them! :) Have a great weekend.

    I am watching soccer, but I hate hockey (does this mean I should hand in my passport??) :) My sister likes hockey now that her kids play it and she mentioned that Edmonton is her favourite team.

    Devil Mood;
    We call them peacocks in North America, but I think they call them peafowl in Britain. Something about using the word cock must give the impression of being fowl ;)

    No doubt the animals are more pale due to sun deprivation and general shit weather....I hadn't notice, though. And really, I don't think so :) See my explanation to Day regarding the peacock (do you call them peafowl?? in Britain???)

    You lucky girl, to have such a nice sis-in-law !!

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    I swear I've seen that odd one before... A wallaby perhaps? Capybara?

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    What amazing photos, thank you for sharing. Going to the zoo is so much fun, I don't think we can ever be too old.
    Take care, Meow xx

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