Amarula At The Office

Though she plays tough, Amarula loves lying on my desk beside me as I work.

AMARULA: What are you talking about? I just lie here cause it’s the best spot in the house for sunbeams.

She always curls her feet in such a cute way!

AMARULA: I think it’s not my feet but my claws that you’ll be staring at if you don’t leave me alone and get back to work!

AS PROMISED: Some photos from my visit to Uganda and Kenya.

We saw lots and lots of big cats, including a mom feeding her cubs

A curious jackal

A stunning lilac breasted roller bird! That’s how it really looks! No editing

A marabou stork–can’t decide if it’s the ugliest bird alive or charming!

Hyena cooling down


A superb starling (In Canada, starlings definitely don’t look like this!)

One of my fav. A shoebill stork. Very rare (see baby behind mother). They look prehistoric!

It was a totally incredible trip!

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Frodo Is On The Fence About Forgiveness

I got back from my trip to Uganda and Kenya to find that Frodo had somehow managed to get himself stuck on top of my neighbour’s fence (looks like he climbed a tree in my yard and then jumped over to the fence–normally he is not a tree climber!)

FRODO: Well, well! So you finally decided to come home! Amarula told me that Africa was really far away but that if I climbed to the top of the fence I might be able to see you!

AMARULA: Who me? I would never say such a thing…(that idiot believes everything I tell him and thus provides hours of amusement)

FRODO: And Amarula was right just like I knew she would be! I climbed to the top of the fence and now I can see you! I knew my buddy would never steer me wrong.

FRODO: But now that you’re back home can you please help me down? It’s awfully high up here!

(I have lots of photos to go through and saw lots of big cats in Africa–I will share some next week!)

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