Operation Love Austin: May

June 13, 2012

Let me start off this post by clearing something up about yesterday’s post.  Ellery is healthy.  I didn’t even think about it until today, but I realized that the cryptic nature of yesterday’s post could lead you down a road that you need not go down.

Alright now that that’s out of the way here is our May event only about 5 weeks after the fact which means my belly in this picture is not at all what it looks like today!  We went to the Austin Zoo.  For those of you who have never been it’s an experience like no other zoo you have ever been to.  It is very, how do I say it, Austin.  Yes Austin is many times an adjective in our house.  Austin is a way of life, it’s natural-some might say hippie, it’s anything goes, it’s all about animals and their rights, it’s just different and if you’ve visited for any length of time you know what I mean by the zoo is very Austin.  This is a rescue zoo, almost all of the animals have a story of how they came to be at there.  Some people had lions living in their back yard or ordered animals through the internet which were confiscated at customs.  Some of the animals look pretty rough so if you want a sparkly experience this is not the place for you!  They have a great petting zoo as well where you can feed goats, sheep,deer, ducks and llamas.  Also back there are pigs and even a couple of kangaroos although you can’t pet the kangaroos unfortunately!  They have a lot of birds as well that people surrendered because they didn’t really realize the commitment of purchasing a bird that can live up to 80 years.  One of my favorite things about this place is the roaming peacocks.  Here are some pictures from our day:

This bird was definitely mating, wish I could have gotten a picture of him shaking it’s booty at the other peacock.

Such beautiful animals, wanted to pluck a feather.

This turtle was born the day after Andrew

A lot of these birds talk, some of them talk really creepy like they are quoting a recording or mimicking the radio.

Me, Ellery, and a beautiful tiger.

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