Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A little tribute to dogs everywhere!

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
~Milan Kundera ~

The once popular dog name FIDO is from the Latin word meaning "fidelity."

He is my most sincere admirer; he loves me though he has never read my work!
~Rudyard Kipling on his cocker spaniel~

Ah, city life!

New York is where I'd rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.

I am the philospher Diogenes, the DOG. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy, and bite scoundrels.

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~Gilda Radner~

Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he's owned by a dog.
~Gene Hill~

To err is human. To forgive canine.

Every dog must have his day.
~Jonathan Swift~

Be tuff ! The "dog days" of summer can be wuff !

My little dog...a heartbeat at my feet.
~Edith Wharton~

And speaking of a heartbeat at my feet, here's a recent photo of my darling Sadie. As you can see she has the dreaded e-collar framing her lovely face. Sadie Love had an ulcer on her cornea resulting in the need for a keratotomy. Apparently the condition is common in Boxers (Sadie is half Boxer) and older dogs (Sadie is 12 years old), a double whammy, I guess. In any event she is progressing nicely and sends her regards.


PS - notice the stickers on the e-collar? It's sort of the equivalent of people signing your cast!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Zoo Two!

You've been waiting all week for this and here it is...the continuation of my trip to the world famous San Diego Zoo.

They say it's all happening at the zoo...

Let's start with the monkeys and great apes

There's lots of great sculpture at the zoo

Nice shot of the flamingos if I do say so myself!

I love capybaras, they remind me of overgrown guinea pigs!

It's a beautiful day for sunning yourself...

...or for snoozing.

The ever popular panda exhibit

Baby panda Yun Zi meaning "son of cloud"

Here's mom Bai Yun

Here is the awesome new exhibit Elephant Odyssey

I know this looks wierd but this exhibit allows you to travel back in time to explore the ancestors of animals that roamed California more than 10,000 years ago.

The area starts out looking like a pond of black goo which eventually recedes to reveal amazing fossils. Kind of like the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.

How would you like to find this fella in your back yard? Here kitty, kitty!

I'm watching you!

The Polar Bear Plunge!

Ah, this is the life!

Meanwhile, this guy is up for a swim

Hope you enjoyed your day at the Zoo!

Enjoy this video of the Zoo!

Have a great Sunday everybody!