Been Waiting ALL Month For This!

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And this, my Dear Reader, is Sarani, the queen snow leopard of the Brookfield Zoo.  Last year, she gave birth to two female cubs, Malaya and Daania.  I love watching these majestic animals, and the viewing glass lets me be near enough to practically touch them.

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One of our visits in December, we found all three of them curled up on each other.  Sarani’s resting her head on one of her daughters, which is exactly how my cats sleep at home.

And I was a little started to see I’d taken over 100 shots of them on just one visit!  I picked my favorites for you today:

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Malaya and Daania wandering around, sniffing things.

My cats do this all the time.

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Um…  I’ll just stand here and look at the… log!  I’ll look at the log, not the large predatory cat that just caught me spying…

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Look closely at this one.  The cub is curled up on TOP of Mamma’s tail. o.O…

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Hunting!  My cats do this exact same thing.  “What izzit?  Can I jump that high?  I wanna catch it.  I think I’ll catch it.  Is anybody watching me?  No?  Go!”

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“Wait…  I’d better check and see if I can climb up there first.”  …  “Nope.  Can’t climb that.  Is anybody watching?  Go!”

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Turns out, somebody was watching.

meant to do that.




Tomorrow, it’s T for pTerasaur!

No, of course not, those are extinct.  Must be a typo.  Now what did I pick for T? Hmm…


Thank you for joining me for the A-Z Blog Challenge.  If you’re blogging in the challenge, please leave me a link so I can come visit you too.  If you have a moment, please check out these other fine blogs:

My theme on my Knoontime Knitting craft blog is Letterforms In Nature and the Built Environment.  I’ll be exploring my daily round, looking for shapes in the natural world and build environment.

The theme at Noon & Wilder is The A To Z of Chicago.  Since I live here in the city and we have our Chicagoland Shifters based here, I figured I’d share a window into the city, Noon & Wilder style.

The Nice Girls Writing Naughty have a new home, and we’re blogging in the challenge again this year.  Throughout the month you’ll be hearing from each of the Nice Girls, and during the RT Booklovers Convention from April 12th to the 17th, you’ll be getting live convention reports.  Join the conversation!

The Writer Zen Garden’s brand new website is up and running, and we’re bringing you posts from me, Noony; my partner in crime, Rachel Wilder (the Wilder half of Noon & Wilder); the talented Darla M. Sands – a blogger in her own right, see below; as well as Grace Kahlo, Evey Brown, and author Tina Holland.  Check it out!

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Write on, and Happy Blogging!

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