Look how clever the Devil Child is getting! She has been fighting at her friends’ houses for years (well, one yearish if I’m being truthful) over who gets to play with the Magnadoodle. Now she has one of her own! Our next-door neighbour brought over a late birthday pressie for the lucky Devily and she has been most interested in it since yesterday. I think Tobin must have showed her how to use the shapes to make girls (Oh, the gender stereotypes!) and she has been drawing them ever since. This is a drawing of me, Hannah, and Jute (not bad grammar but the order I *think* we are in). Note the placement of the mouth… I think we have some anatomy lessons coming on. Very cute though.
In other news, my friend Ngaio was up from Dunedin for a few days and we got to play with her on Friday evening (sober for once) and then again on Sunday (exceptionally hungover) so we dragged her around the zoo.
Now, I’m no animal rights activist (*ahem* Rhiannon) but I still find it quite sad seeing all the animals hanging out in their enclosures. Seems a bit wrong that they are so far out of their natural environments. Hannah had a great time though so I tried not to feel too guilty. And then what do I do? Go and splash the pics around the InterWeb. I hope you’ll understand 😉
The zoo is undergoing a few renovations and everything is being shifted around so the Zebras were no where to be found and the Giraffes were in their new enclosure which wasn’t completely finished so we didn’t get to see much of them. The Lions were all hanging out of sight and the Tiger was decidedly annoyed at life.
The Chimps however, saved the day. Being generally hilarious and the teeny tiny baby chimp was gorgeous… and its mother super clever, catching all sorts of fruit while the little chimp clung on to her belly. The original attachment parenting model huh? – You can just see the baby in her arms.
The Malayan Sun Bears were also pretty cool but seemed a bit sad.
Anyway, apart from all the living in captivity business – how funny are these signs??
There were a whole series of them. The one by the Chimps had a very sheepish looking child, who had just thrown stuff into the Chimp enclosure, being told off by a zoo staff member. hehe. I suppose I shouldn’t laugh… but so funny.
And more for the fabric addiction. I seem to have a little obsession with apples at the moment. In fairness, I am running out of the red apple fabric that I bought and I want to make more bias binding so I bought this (much cheaper!) stuff instead.