We spent the day at the Zoo. A little friend, Amelia, was having a birthday party. Rain was forecast, but we got sun.
As a young adult I was always against the idea of Zoos, and Dublin Zoo was pretty depressing and backed up any negative feelings I had.
We're very good at changing our minds though really aren't we? Around the time The Eldest was born, Dublin Zoo, started a program to upgrade itself and over the years it is pulling itself out of the Victorian age. When the older two were little, I made a decision. The Zoo was here to stay, whether I go or not. I listened somewhat to the argument about animal numbers decreasing in the wild. I saw the effort that DZ was making and figured, ok, it makes more sense to support them so they can continue to improve and expand. It's not perfect, but it's pretty amazing compared to most other Zoos around the world.
And yes, this is me trying to make myself feel good about it, Ha Ha!
I like this sign which is up all around the zoo. Thinking of putting it up in my kitchen and changing the last two words to 'your mother'... (click on the image to see it better).
The Eldest got some great animal pictures. He was the main photographer for the day, as The Smallest was in the sling most of the time so he could see the 'woh-wohs'.
However I'll let him choose which pictures to put up over on DandelionSongs.
However, as always, I find myself haunted by the Silverback Gorillas...