So while my family was at the zoo, I enjoyed all the wonderful presents from Katie (Derby and Julep's Mum) - a lovely jumper, cap, water bottle and toy. My family will love the other gifts : pen, book, towel, sticker, "I love my Westie" magnet, Christmas bag and "All dogs are pets, Westies are family." sign, but what about the teddy bear, both Mum and I want it, we'll have to find a way to share it !
Mum and Dad, please send me to Derby and Julep's house in Mariland, I'm ready to go, jut put some stamps !
Thank you so much Katie, Wilson, Derby and Julep for spoiling me and my family, we are so happy ! You are such good friends, we love sharing love, tenderness and happiness with you and all our friends.
They enjoyed learning about the animals and seeing how well the zoo cares for them and protects them; animals can teach us so much about the wonderful world we live in and how important it is to look after it and all the living things that we share the earth with.
The Melbourne zoo has animals from all around the world, but Dad wanted to share with you photos of some of the animals that live like us in this marvelous country "down under".
The soft and friendly kangaroo and koala - did you know that koala is an aborigine word that means "does not drink", because it never drinks ?
The cute fairy penguin and playful seal that live like us in the state of Victoria - many of the seals at the zoo were rescued; this one, Tarwin, was found at a farm ater crossing 6km of land in search of food.
A cute little frog (remember the tadpole photo sent by Bunny in my previous post ?) - I love frogs too !
Mum and Dad Croc are having a cuddle while Joanna the Goanna is looking for something to eat.
A bearded dragon and some colourful rainbow lorikeets - my sister would love to have a bearded dragon, maybe he could have his own blog like me !
Mum said that some of the animals were a bit sad in their cages, but all the animals are well looked after and have some very good carers and this zoo always reproduces as much as possible the animals' natural environment. It has some lovely gardens and very good facilities, so if you are in Melbourne don't miss it !
I'm happy to have such a lovely family who spoil me and love me and I think about the dogs who are not as lucky as me. I play a lot, run a lot and have so much fun and I love sharing my happiness with all my friends !
Last week, one of my photos was featured on the web site Cute Overload and many people went to see my blog; here's what one of them said : "Bella’s website just restored my faith in humanity. Thank you thank you thank you thank you to all you people who love, cherish, adore, respect, save, protect, and provide homes for the animals!!!". Well said, and I say thank you too !
If you go and have a look, please note that the story was made up by the Cute Overload Team, my name is not Gertrude and I do not play bridge !
Please pray for Oskar's Mum as she is in hospital; we send her all our wishes of healing and recovery.
To all our friends in the USA, we hope you have a happy and safe memorial day.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder; when you are away from your loved ones, think of the joy of seeing them again and then cherish every minute you have with them.