It's All Happening at the Zoo

Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. I think it was those Simon and Garfunkel guys.

So I took their advice and went to the Pittsburgh Zoo last weekend. Not just because they said it was a gas, but because it was the only place in the city I could go without road construction. Seriously, this town is more dug up than King Tut's tomb.

I figured, a relaxing day of being run over by double-wide, off-road baby strollers--- er, communing with the Beauty of Nature, rather-- would be good for the soul.

I also thought, hey, animals are funny. And if I got any funny shots of animals doing entertaining things, why, I'd have a post ready-made. I mean, I Can Has Cheezburger has made a whole career of that sort of thing, and those cats can't even spell!

What I learned from the experience was that:
  • Babies hoisted onto their parents shoulders do not so much care about the African Spotted Leopard, no matter how much you point it out. But they sure can kick a person in the head and...
  • Zoo animals also don't always respond the way we hope, and this is why we need to forgive the LOLCats for their spelling and grammatical idiosynchrasies.
As proven by this, the mighty rhino...


This was the view he provided, and I can hardly blame him, really. If people were standing there gawking at ME every day, I would likely do the same thing-- although his butt is in better shape than mine, so he has extra incentive.

I waited a few more minutes to see if he'd change his mind about his viewing public, but he was firm in his statement. So I took the shot and moved on...

To the elephants!


Okay, so, yes, the elephants were of a similar opinion. They'd probably been talking to the neighboring rhinos. News travels fast here at the Zoo. So I took the obligatory photos, thanked them for their time, and moved along to the bears...


Um... okay, well, the bears were... um, probably waiting for feeding time or something... So here!-- Here is an off-season reindeer!...



Okay, reindeer's a no-go? (Maybe he's just embarrassed about that shiny nose. Understandable.) Then, the llamas. Llamas have such long eyelashes and sweet faces and...


Er, how about the meerkats? Meerkats are full of energy, and fun, and hakuna matata and whatnot and...


Er, guys? Fellas? Timon?... Hey, um...

Well, at least the zebra is usually cool to see.


Mr. Peacock, wait!...


Mrs. Peacock?... Oh, come ON! Now, this is just getting ridiculous!...


Heh-- okay, you guys found me out-- I'm just rattling your cage. I'll be back in my next post with the REAL photos. :)


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So, if it's really NOT all happening at the zoo, maybe it's happening at Humor-blogs.

4 comments:

Greg said...

Oh, sure...CAGE the animals, and then make them the butt of your jokes. Nice one, Three-blogs.

Really, I'm just jealous you went to the zoo and I didn't.

: )

Greg said...

You know, considering your POV, I think we can all be grateful there *wasn't* more happening at the zoo.

Alice said...

: ) I always appreciate that the National Zoo is free so I don't feel so bad when my kids aren't interested. Or I just see the back ends of animals.

Jenn Thorson said...

Greg- your quite right-- I am indeed thankful for the safety and lack of fragrance that I enjoyed during my visit there-- considering the view. :)

Alice- Our zoo isn't seriously expensive, but you do have to pay. It's fine, actually, it was a really nice day out and I always enjoy the zoo. I also had some non-posterior shots that turned out well, which I'll share next. :)