The Cheetah Keeper and his Sister both wanted to contribute to the blog today. They’re seriously chuffed I’ve gone .com and are liking the new look (they’re a picky pair!) and kept asking if I’d done my #SilentSunday yet…
Yesterday they went to Whipsnade Zoo (yes, again!) whilst I was at the Save the Children #blogup2012. The amazing HPMcQ has written about the event just here far better than I could so please go and have a read (now– go on – it won’t take you long – it’s brilliant) – it makes me even more grateful for what we have here.
So back to our Gallery – inspired (of course) by the zoo…
The Cheetah Keeper’s Sister has been wearing her Hello Kitty stationery kit (it comes with a shoulder strap) and drawing at every opportunity this holiday (including at the dentist!). This is a new logo for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Note the poo on the top of the rock – it’s where the Cheetah’s relieve themselves in real life – you have to pay attention to the details.
She is still determined that she wants to be a Sealion Keeper when she grows up – she’s very busy learning the hand signal commands that they use in the demonstrations and is getting better at knowing which sealion is which and who does which tricks! So here is Dominic the Sealion doing his ball jump trick. His flippers are flat down at his side – because that’s how he jumps. Oh and the 4 is because he’s still 4 years old – his birthday’s in about 6 weeks – she may make him a card.
The Cheetah Keeper was not to be outdone. So here is his interpretation of Sealions:
From left to right Bailey, Dominic, Salt (Dominic’s mum) and little Kyra. Dominic has to go in the middle for the demonstrations at the zoo because if he goes at the end he mucks about (in a Sealion sort of way) – so he’s in the middle of the picture.
Finally, he drew me a Cheetah. Not one of his Cheetahs because if you draw them they disappear. So one of the Cheetahs, a very happy one, at Whipsnade. Of course.