This is not my new pet.
This gorgeous funky/horror looking buddy is a penguin. Would you guess that?
We found and befriended him over the past weekend while visiting a very special place – the oldest zoo in the whole wide world – Zoo Vienna.
Man, was that a gorgeous trip.
I loved all the animals.
And I also loved all the popsicles I happened to eat.
By the way, do you think three is too many?
I’m actually asking whether three is too many popsicles to eat, not if three is too many animals to see in a zoo?
Well, who knows…
So, anyhow, I had three. But to my defense, it was very, very hot and we walked about 700 miles and in the end I thought I was seeing a gorilla while I was actually looking at a squirrel.
Oh, yeah, that’s me.
There was this underground corridor which led to a glass dome in the middle of a prairie dogs’ field.
And I love prairie dogs.
So I just had to squeeze myself in there.
Made for kids or not, attractions like these I simply cannot resist.
And then we met this buddy – Fred the Seal.
The picture captured the moment when he was putting on his best smile just to get a nice juicy fish from his caretaker.
Nice smile Fred!
I use the same face when I want a sweet treat from someone.
And a big splash.
And screaming kids soaking wet.
And a lot of joy around the pool…
It just happens so, that in every zoo we visit I fall in love with some animal.
So far, I adore prairie dogs, Kiran (I love you! I miss you!) and now I heart seals more than I could ever imagine.
I wonder who’ll dazzle me next…
Whoever that will be, I’ll definitely let you know…