Saturday, March 7, 2009
What a fun Saturday morning! Ron and I went to Topsy Exotic Ranch with Becca, Seth, Leslie, G, and Maggie this morning. I had never been there before, but Becca has taken Seth numerous times. If you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with a bunch of stinky, hairy, GENTLE animals, it is the place to go. You purchase bags of feed from the ticket office and then drive through the ranch, feeding the animals along the way. We piled into the back of Ed's truck and enjoyed a great trip. We saw just about every kind of goat imaginable, llamas, camels, zebras, buffalo, tigers, monkeys, assorted deer, and cattle.
My favorites were the llama and the crazy camel. They were the most gentle and affectionate creatures! The llama would gallop along behind the truck waiting for you to put your hand out. When we slowed down, they would come up and nibble the food out of your hand. The camel was much more brazen. He actually shoved his huge head into my lap and snatched up my bag of feed. I literally had to push his head out of my lap as I tried, unsuccessfully, to pull my bag of feed out of his mouth. Becca, Seth, Maggie and I had a blast watching Leslie scream and try to crawl out of the way every time an animal got near her. She couldn't even manage to hold her hand still long enough for them to eat the feed she held! I can't even begin to describe how frantic she was when that camel's head was in the truck.
Anyway, here are a couple of pictures from the trip. Enjoy!