This weekend, while wandering past the cheetah exhibit at the Living Desert, Martin and I learned some valuable life lessons:
1. 'Life is about experiences, not the things you pick up along the way' (spoken by a father to his five year old son).
2. 'Cheetah's don't cheat!' (spoken by the wife of speaker number one, to their three or four year old son).
On top of all this, I have expanded my vocubulary. Almost. That is, I acquired this most fantastic word:
but have no idea what it means. It described a hawk that we saw - caged but happy - during our dusty tour of the L.D. According to their website, they also have a ferruginous pygmy owl, but this I don't remember coming across. I suppose I also ought to clarify that the image above is of a Harris's Hawk which, though may be many wonderful things besides, is not particularly ferruginous.
More to follow.
Posted by Molly Lewis at 16:24