17 Photos - Aug 23, 2011
Photo: "Autumn Lion".... Como Zoo - Cicely Robin Laing © 2010Photo: "O in the Sun" .... Como Zoo - Cicely Robin Laing © 2010Photo: "It's all that..."  .... Cicely Robin Laing © 2011Photo: It's been a wild Whatever Wednesday!

Friends, today you've kept me hopping with wonderful posts for #WhateverWenesday! In fact I've been so busy looking at other posts, that I realized I hadn't shared any"what" myself! What to do... What to do...
Then I was looking through some unedited photos and found myself being winked at by this plump prairie dog.... it was one more laugh that helped me get over my hump-day slump... :)

Thank you all for making my little mid-week theme so fun! Even though I know I have missed some, I now have 175 people in my #WhateverWednesday circle. And I am considering starting a theme page to share some of my favorite posts.... I think Plumpy and his friend below likes that idea.... ;DPhoto: A Window Wednesday View at the Zoo....

Two worlds separated by a view through glass.....
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... #WindowWednesday ... see the whole shared album here : https://plus.google.com/photos/100519245975462538531/albums/5677963338034317857

... #FineArtPlsPhoto: Did you ever feel completely fenced in...?

Apparently I have reached the maximum number of people I can circle... or so G+ keeps telling me every time I try to add someone new... I guess I'm going to have to edit my circles down... Sigh 

On a happier note... #WhateverWednesday is hopping today! Thanks everyone for your posts! :)
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... #WhateverWednesday
and not quite so wild... #WildlifeWednesday ... +Mike Spinak :}Photo: Sometimes barriers make connections possible...

A hand...
A foot...
I can barely imagine the possibilities...
And then the moment is gone...
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It's not only #WhateverWednesday .... It's also #WindowWednesday!
To see the entire wonderful window shared album... follow this link!
https://plus.google.com/photos/100519245975462538531/albums/5683137137041220097
Thank you so much +Jules Hunter for hosting this great theme!Photo: It's Caturday!

I bet you thought I had forgotten! ... I'm not sure what she was looking at so intently... but it wasn't me! :D
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... #Caturday ... Hi! +Lee Daniels (and +Christophe Friedli when he has time!)
Love to you both! :)Photo: Tiger Timing...

A little something for +CATURDAY! 
Why is it that whenever I manage to get my ill equipped camera to focus on the elusive and always moving tiger... he decides it time to leave a calling card? Yes... he's holding still... but the pose is less than majestic! :DPhoto: When Otter Play...

... they can be hard to catch... but they are so fun to watch! This is one of my favorite window views! ... reflections and all! :}
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Taking a little break from +Whatever Wednesday!!! to share something of the #wildlifewednesday variety for +#Window Wednesday! Love this theme +Jules Hunter thank you! And to +Cheryl Cooper +Jason Kowing +Martin OBER & +Simon Kitcher! What an awesome group! :)Photo: Cat Tale...

You can often learn more from watching a cats tail...
It speaks when the rest of the cat is still...
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This is for you +Jules Falk Hunter! :)
Happy +CATURDAY! to you and the rest of my co-cat conspirators...
+Khrystiane Friedli +Christophe Friedli & +Lee Daniels :)Photo: Cat in motion...
...... a colorful commotion... :D

Happy +CATURDAY! my friends!
..... and a bit of something for +Unsharp Saturday...
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Thinking of you ... +Jules Falk Hunter +Lee Daniels +Christophe Friedli +Khrystiane Friedli & +Nathan Beaulne.... Hope you are all have a great week-end!Photo: What you don't see....

....... just might bite you....!
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A late +CATURDAY! post... next week +Lee Daniels & +Christophe Friedli will be back to make our Caturday purr once again! This lovely fellow can hardly wait!Photo: Dolphins saying, "Hello!"...

... and goodbye. The Minnesota zoo is finding a new home for the dolphins I love to visit... :( They have to renovate the exhibit, and they say that when they move the dolphins, they will not be coming back... sigh... I will miss them. And my kids will not be able to see these wonderful creatures anymore. We just live too far away from any other dolphins. I hope thet they will be happy in their new home... but I feel like crying.

Anyway... this is for #dolphinsarecool
+shane holsclaw +Jeff Smith +Jeff Moreau +Adrian Rodriguez +Kerry Murphy +Kelly-Shane Fuller +Tana Teel +Shelly Gunderson +Isabelle Fortin +Ricardo Williams +Nick Gatens +kimberly pemberton +Robin Griggs Wood +Sam Weinstein +Sandra Parlow +Isabelle Cardinal +Kristen Hill +Chris Miller +Tom Tran +Lee Daniels +Kelly-Shane Fuller +Mark Rodriguez +Levi Moore +Craig Szymanski +Jason Kowing +Jake Easley +Eustace James +Brad Buckmaster 

...... oooooo, all these tags are just evil! Bwahahahaha!Photo: Back foot, front foot...
..... Rub-a-dub-dub..... there's a bear in my tub!!!
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Where does a brown bear take a bath?
Where ever he wants... :D
A little something for #ThirstyThursdayPics curated by +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra!
And for all those bear loving friends out there.... I surprised there isn't a theme for bears... :D Photo: -
Cat Nap....

.... power style!  On a hot day, nothing better than a nap in the cool shade.

And +Jules Falk Hunter +Shantha Marie Fountain and I are going to need a cat nap after this very busy +CATURDAY! It's such a pleasure to see all the great kitty images that everyone is posting. Sending love and thanks to +Lee Daniels & +Christophe Friedli for letting us help out on this great theme! :)

And a shout out to +Sleepy Saturday another fun theme and the curators +Andrea Martinez & +Gemma Costa :)Photo: Puma Nap...

Sometimes I get so jealous of cats... A little spot of sun, a nap and complete contentment seems to spread across their faces. It doesn't matter if they are a tiny house cat, a puma in the zoo or a tiger in the wild... they all know how to be perfectly relaxed.........

I on the other hand, even when "relaxing", have a thousand things running through my brain. This week... it's school supply lists, bills, insurance for the new used car, the empty bank balance (from purchasing the new used car), kitties with injuries who might need to go to the vet, bills, kids who need to go to the vet... I mean doctor, caterpillars to feed, butterflies to release, bills, class registration, dance practice, house to clean, laundry, photos to edit, figuring out how to sell said photos to pay said bills, stories to write, poetry to spin, sibling squabbles to settle, dinners to plan, calls to make, hairs to cut, baths, dishes, weeds to pull, three months of summer activities to fit into the week before school starts... zoo, science museum, children's museum, history museum, state fair, bike rides, playgrounds, swing sets, swimming pools, games, running in the sprinkler... oh, just watch some TV... takes deep mental breath ... emails to answer, G+ posts to see, comments to make, thoughts to share, first G+ photo walk to go to, presidential campaign to ignore, flowers to enjoy, sunshine to bask in, laughter to create, naps to take.... a nap... now that sounds like a purrrfect idea... if only I were a cat.
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Happy +CATURDAY! everyone! I'll be checking in on all the kitty posts I can,  along with my friends +Jules Falk Hunter & +Shantha Marie Fountain, before I head off to my first G+ photo walk ever! I'm hoping +Christophe Friedli & +Lee Daniels are enjoying refreshing cat naps of their own! :)

P.S. You get extra points if you read all the way through this post... now, go do something fun! :D