Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Golden Takin Kid Born March 19, 2022 (Taken 4.12.22)

As I'm sure you can tell, I've backed off on the daily posts. With Darren working and Nova in school all day, I've been trying to reclaim my days. On Monday I tagged along with Darren to the Safari Park and just took my laptop with me, but haven't really found an optimum place for working. On Tuesday I had to knock off several tasks -- filed my taxes, deposited a check, did some shopping because I've finally worn out my favorite zoo shoes, stocked up on necessities at Costco, and then got a couple hours in at the zoo, before coming home and having a sushi dinner and being up all night to do my listings. That made for a more sluggish Wednesday for sure, but I still got my animal time in. The San Diego Zoo is a bit more crowded right now than normal because of varying spring breaks, but it's still easy to find spaces and places away from everyone else. Some days I'll just sit with the two mandrill juveniles, some days I'll hit the aviaries, others I'll ride the Skyfari and do the long slow walk around elephant odyssey to the hoofed mesa. I kinda freaked out yesterday because they've got a transport crate in with Henry, the greater one-horned rhino, but someone on staff said it is probably just for his semi-annual checkup and not a transfer. Henry is like a big puppy and comes when you call his name, and makes a 'moo' noise and wriggles his ears when he's excited. 

There's obviously a ton of news this week, but mostly I'm just sticking to the highlights so I can get out of the house and get some Vitamin D before everyone comes home. I'm trying to figure out a regular posting cadence and still have a ton of actual show recaps and photos to post, but again, it will all have to wait or I'll go stir crazy on this couch. 

Stay safe out there.  

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