Monday, June 06, 2011

Giraffe Loving Adventure

Seeing as how we were not on our home turf and I was pretty certain we would not see anyone we knew, I decided to take Chunky Monkey to feed the Giraffes.
I figured that just in case there was some mega-meltdown or just in case we somehow managed to do bodily harm to the Giraffes, we would not have any personal witnesses to pass on the storytelling drama.

The Giraffe Feeding Adventure was extremely neat.
This was the first time that Monkey has been that close to a Giraffe and she thought the Baby Giraffe was remarkable!

I was beyond thrilled to be that close to the Giraffes as well.
Initially, there was only two other people on the deck with us and when they left, we had the place to ourselves.

It was a really neat experience and we got to take our time feeding the sweet little Baby Giraffe and the Mommy Giraffe.
We were face to face with him.
I truly was in awe.
The food kept falling onto the deck, so we took our time sweeping it together with our hands so that we could give more food to the baby.
Chunky Monkey loved helping.
Then, the Big Daddy Giraffe (or so I have named him) walked up and frightened Monkey to the point
that I really thought she was going to jump out of my arms!
Wow!
They are amazing animals!!!
We will have to go back if for no other reason than to feed the Giraffes again.