Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dan the Animal Man

Back in April this gentleman came to Baby's school and brought all sorts of critters with him. He is a Christian and had a lot of great things to say about evidence for a Creator that we can see in His Creation! The kids loved this. I'm sorry for the poor picture quality, but he was *really* far away and I had the camera on 1billionX zoom. :)

The first critter was a porcupine!! Dan wore leather gloves up to his armpits to handle the beastie, but I got such a kick out of the way he talked to her. ("Come heeeeeere, she's a goooood girl, yes she iiiiiiiiiis") Not the kind of creature I picture as cuddly, but hey, he raised her from a baby!

Between critters, he would go out to his truck and put the previous critter away, then bring in the next critter. It took a few minutes, so I thought I'd try to snap some family portraits while we waited.
Jesse lost patience with this quickly.

Next was an enormous owl, I'm afraid I don't remember what kind. (Dad?) Dan said the bird has such sensitive hearing that they can't listen to the radio in the truck, because the owl can't handle the noise.

I think this is a lemur. It was all I could do not to reach out and try to pet this one as he walked by (despite his stern warnings not to.) He climbed all over Dan and his little face was just so expressive and I was dying to play with his little toes!! He looked like a lot of fun to play with. Rats!

And of course, there was the obligatory CROCODILE!!! Look at that tail, it is as long as his body!!
His mouth was taped shut, but the girls took about a nanosecond to say "No, thanks" when asked if they wanted their picture taken with him.

And to round out the Wild Kingdom experience, I leave you with our Great Dane, snuggling with his own butt. Didn't know he could do that.
I cracked up at the respones you guys left on the last post! Thanks for bearing with me while I wade through 3 months of pictures! I will find the graduation pics, I promise. :) Knowing you're out there makes all the difference. XXXOOO


Michael said...

ID the owl? You betcha . . .
Great Horned Owl.
Built in night vision goggles and can hear a mouse fart, uh I mean sneeze from a quarter mile.

Michelle said...

Looks like fun! Such a beautiful family

Jennifer said...

LOL! your blog was awesome! thanks for sharing! i LOVE the animal pics. esp the owl and what your dad said. i'm really into owls right now. and ben snuggling with his booty, that's hilarious! chuck wanted to know how big was that trout fish?

debi said...

how wonderful that they bring all the critters for the kids.... and the pics of all of you are fantastic.....grammie