Wednesday, May 30, 2012

J is for:

June. Look mom! I'm posting this on the day I'm supposed to! In two days it will be June, and a few days after that will mark my 2 year anniversary of being in Arizona. :( So I have a reptile calendar that I got from PetCo after the new year on clearance for like $3 and I like it. Here is June's pic.

Go see what mom came up with for J. Hell, I haven't even seen it yet!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I is for

Indian crested porcupine. That's about all I got.

See mom's over here.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

H is for

Homemade. As in homemade jam! I was going to take a pi of my hermit crabs, but then I got home yesterday and made jam and I wanted to show it off. It's delicious strawberry/raspberry/mango. Yummy!

Go check out what my mom found that starts with H!

Monday, May 21, 2012

G is for:

Great Horned Owl. This post is coming in a day late because I went to sleep after work yesterday because I felt like shit. Anyway, we have two GHOs at the zoo. We have Annie, a 20 year old female, and Charlie, the 2 year old whipper snapper that I'm currently working with. Annie has been with us for nearly all of her 20 years, so she knows the drill in regards to handling, presentation, etc. Charlie we have had since the fall after he was hatched (so at little under a year old) and no one had time to work with him until I started working with him this last winter. So I'm training him to allow collection, and sitting nicely on the glove. He's doing pretty good. He has come a long way from when we first started, that's for sure! Both of these birds are at the zoo because they are non-releasable. Both have cataracts that severely impact their ability to hunt, and you may notice that Charlie's right eye is significantly smaller than his left.

The first two are Charlie sitting on my glove, giving me The Eye. The second two are Annie sitting on her perch with a delicious mouse.

Check out my mom's blog for her G contribution.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

F is for:

Farmers market! One of the few great things about Phoenix is the abundance of farmers markets. They are all smaller than the huge one in Minneapolis that I grew up with, but I like it like that. At the larger one in downtown Phoenix, all merchants have to certify that they grew/made all of the products that are being sold, so you know that it's really local and someone didn't just go to the store and are passing it off as their own.  I'm gonna let the pics speak for themselves. All pics are SOOC.

Check out mom's contribution to bettering the letter F.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

E is for:

Elephant. So this pic might be cheating a little, since I didn't technically take it, but I am in it! I figured mom might like a pic with me in it. It was taken by a coworker with the express purpose of this ABC challenge though, so I'm gonna go with it.

Go check out mom's E entry.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

D is for:

Dinner. I had all sorts of plans for D. I was gonna get pics of the Degus at the zoo, but that didn't happen. Then I was going to take a pic of the djungarian hamsters at PetCo, but that didn't happen. So I took a pic of my dinner. I made roast the other day, and it finished shortly before I went to bed so I didn't eat any of it hot that night. I saved the drippings to make gravy, intending to eat it for dinner the following night, but that didn't happen. Instead, I ended up eating the whole thing in a series of sandwiches. They were delicious!

Check out my mom's making-me-homesick addition to the letter D.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

C is for

Coati! This is Zippy, our White Nosed Coati. He is adorable and I am really excited to get to work with him finally!

Go check out my mom's page for her C contribution!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

B is for:

Bed. I wish I could spend some more time here, but I work a lot, and read too much instead of sleeping.  I could have taken a great pic for B if I had remembered about this today. I keep forgetting!