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Animals Galore

On Friday, I went with Beth and Baylor to the Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari in Gentry, Ar. We had such a fabulous time! We saw every kind of animal you can think of. What do you think Emily's favorite exhibit was???????????????? These two kittens.
Yes. She ran up to them calling out," ohhh Sweeties" "Darling" "Little Friends." This was the highlight for my girl!
She also LOVED riding this pony!

It is so interesting to watch a chimpanzee. We stood right here for about 30 minutes.
Look at the beautiful 3 month old lion cub. Beth put her fingers in it's mouth. Beth was very impressed with herself and kept saying," I have my hand in a lions mouth." It is pretty cool to think about that little cub will be about 500 lbs in a year. Emily went in the cage with him. I had lots of reservation about Emily petting this lion, but then I thought, our own cat is of more harm than this lion cub.
A baboon in a diaper and sucking a bottle. I loved it!
Emily asked me if I thought this monkey was thinking. Yes it was.......thinking about jumping in Sarah Kate's lap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, this baboon baby jumped in Sarah Kate's lap.
I took this picture the second it jumped out of her lap. I was trying to capture her expression. She did not make a peep. She was STUNNED!!!!!!! Notice the mud on her leg that the baboon left.

We all got to pet this Lemur.

Sarah Kate spent the day pointing at animals saying, "look!"
I'll let you in on a little Laurie fact. I think people look like animals. And vice- versa. This has gotten me into a lot of trouble through the years. In college, I told one of my best friends mom that she looked like a donkey. As soon as it came out of my mouth I turned about 5 shades of red because I was so chawed. I used to think I looked like a baboon (my nose and face protrude in the same manner), but I am thinking I look more like a cat now.

I think I do this because I am an artist and I love to draw animals and people. I just see similarities.


Kelly said…
You know what i'm thinking when I see that Lemur and think about you in college!
Emily is you 100%. That must be why I love her so much. She is so much like you it's scary. I'm laughing about her and the kittens.
Love all the pictures!
Now I am so stressed about what animal you think I look like.

Love this post!
I can't imagine what poor SK thought when the monkey jumped on her!! I have serious reservations about going to the Gentry Zoo now. Not for Wells, but for me - I could not handle that much animal closeness!
KK said…
I think that about people too, but I try not to tell them, LOL! I love that baby monkey!
Jenna said…
Too fun! I loved all these pictures. Emily is so sweet and that SK - she is a braver little woman than I. I would not have been sitting calmly if a monkey jumped on me. Let's just say my lap is a baboon free zone.

Hope the rest of your weekend is awesome!
Jennifer said…
I think that people look like animals too. Haha! I thought I was the only one!
His Doorkeeper said…
I had a friend at church today show me pictures of taking her grandbaby to the very same place. I saw the lion cub and the lemur too. I told her K would probably take H there in a few years!

Looks like ya'll had a great time!
Ainsley* said…
omgoodness! i totally get you with relating animals to humans! i am forever guessing what animal represents people in life! for instance i have a professor who is identical to a chicken and another prof. who is amazingly similar to a giraffe! when i tried to explain this to my friends they laughed at me like i was crazy! this totally made me feel like i'm not crazy! :)
kim_brough said…
I soo think you are a cat and I love my kitties so that's a compliment!
Lauren said…
Soooo fun and loved all the pics :)
Robin said…
oh, that last part made me laugh so much! You're so funny.

I don't think I would have done as good as SK did when that monkey jumped on her, I would have lost it!
Robyn said…
Hey Laurie!! Loved looking at your adventures at the safari with Beth. I can't believe she put her fingers in the lion cubs mouth!!!!

I will have to add your blog to my list, so I can keep up with you. Maybe I can also keep up with Beth through you as well :-)

Your girls are darling!! Take care!

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