Wednesday, July 1, 2020

National Zoo Day



Today is National Zoo Day. I have not been to a zoo in 40 years. But in 2010, the Petting Zoo came to the assisted living facility that I volunteered at.  My job was taking each goat, chicken to each resident and letting them hold and love on them. JOY at the zoo from their wheel chairs. And my joy from watching and hugging on the critters... Be sure to Pop over to Big Boys Blog FourPawsETC to see more pics.



I have always been afraid of chickens, this one I carried around with no problem. The fat lady with the monkey is ME..  All of the animals were rasied from the day of birth being loved and petted by the children of the zoo owners.



Joining Zoolatry for National Zoo Day, the badge is from Zoolatry


19 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures! I think I remember the first one, but the rest are new. The first one is so sweet! And these pics show us something profound I think. The need for love in all ages and all creatures. That love can tame wildness, too. I love the little hedgehog, and the picture of a happy you.

CheerfulMonk said...

How incredibly sweet! It melts my heart.

easyweimaraner said...

we love love love this pictures...they are full of love... and love is what we urgently need this time..

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh so so loving & happy! And Sandra? You may not agree with me, but I love your photo of yourself!! You may think it shows "The fat lady with the monkey"...but, seriously not so. That smile says it all...a beautiful lady with a giving heart!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I so want to hug an animal just now... but one must not be envious. YAM xx

Ann said...

As I was looking at these pictures I was thinking how calm all the animals were being held. Then you mentioned they were all raised with love and attention. I imagine that seeing all these animals was a real treat for the residents.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Fun times and memories from your visit to the zoo. The goats are so cute. I would want to hug a goat too. Have a great day!

Rose said...

Oh, these ate fun! We used to always take the kids to the fairs and let them oet the animals. Just so much fun. Love the one with you and the monkey.

DeniseinVA said...

How wonderful! Cute one of you with the pet monkey. Thank you for letting me know it was National Zoo Day today. I have another post with photos of flamingos from another zoo we visited while on vacation.

Mevely317 said...

I'm finding it REALLY hard to come up with words to express how wonderful these pictures make me feel! That first juxtaposition between old and new … I keep staring at it and smiling. Life, in a nutshell.

Do you know if this "Zoo" is continuing its tradition? I'd be there in a heartbeat if I could. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Well good memories - I do see that the elderly sure do like animals and visitors - I remember when you went there - and you were beautiful.

photowannabe said...

How wonderful for the people at assisted living. The photos of them cuddling the goats are precious.
Love the one of you with the monkey...too cute.
the photo of the hand reaching out and touching the goat is a prize winner. Elderly hands make terrific photos.
Sue

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the photo tribute to this celebration, Sandra. Sadly, many people may not be able to visit a zoo now and sad for the animals as well.

My Mind's Eye said...

MS what a wonderful flashback Post. I heard recently many Zoos could possibly be in financial situations too. No visitors no revenue...and the animal care and feeding didn't stop when the visitors stopped coming
Hugs Cecilia

Ruth Hiebert said...

Animals have a way of stirring up some life in the elderly.

bobbie said...

I don't see any fat ladies ~ just people sharing smiles and love ~

Debby@Just Breathe said...

More sweet photos. Thanks for sharing.

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Betty Manousos said...

what a sweet post! those pictures are precious. they made my heart melt. love the one of you with the monkey. I love monkeys. and your beautiful smile!