This is Emma, a Yellow Mongoose featured in the picture book I'm working on. And I just love her and her freaky red eyes! Yellow mongooses actually have red eyes like her's, and since she's at first mistaken for a ferret from behind, when she turns and flashes these peepers, no one'll mistake her for a ferret!
I know two little scamps who got out sometime last night and went tearing around our miniature Springfield, and they're names are Topsy and Turvy, our 2 sugar gliders!
Mike hears something and goes into the studio and they're both out and on top of their cage and they have that moment in Pulp Fiction where Bruce Willis finds John Travolta in his apartment. Then they fly off and Mike has to yank me out of bed to help catch them so he can go to work. We're unsure how they managed their day pass to Bart Simpson land, but we can only imagine what they made of a world built their size full of yellow people.
It's Mother's Day and I in honor of my Mom, I thought I'd share a funny story. When I was 8 I got a parakeet named Binky (This watercolor is a parakeet, but it looks like Bonnie - Binky was blue). Mom was so excited for me, she'd wrapped up a box of bird food for me to open at the skating birthday party I'd had. She'd hidden the bird in the guest bathroom in the days before the party. When I got home I was so engrossed with Binky, I checked on him on and off all day and into the evening.
Right before bed I looked under the blanket one last time to see my new pet, and he only had one leg! In true kid fashion, I went crying to my Mommy (even though Dad was a doctor and maybe better qualified for a medical bird emergency!). Mom followed me back to my room and we uncovered Binky's cage and we looked on the bottom of the cage for the missing foot.
And then Binky wokeup and his missing foot came down from under his feathers and looked at us like we'd lost our minds!
We laughed about it, but I always remembered I could go to my Mom when the world doesn't make sense.
Mom's watching Dancing with the Stars and had to pause and count on one hand just how many sons did she have back in the seventies, hee hee! This speed skater guy, Apolo Anton Ohno is a dead ringer for my brother Ryan (or Spencer if you go by his cool stage name). I thought this was funny since everyone thought I looked like Nancy Karigan's sister way back when. What's with us and skaters?!
This is a Japanese Red Crowned Crane. It is the second rarest crane in the world, and it's symbolic of luck and fidelity in Asia. The San Antonio Zoo has a pair of these and they are so magestic and beautiful. The background is a snow landscape which is where they do their mating courtship dance shown here. The red chop in the corner stands for longevity.
Notice the the barely held back punch! Hey, it wasn't my idea to climb a huge rock! The view was amazing, and Enzo did great. We want to go back!No, we didn't climb up to Mars, it just looks like it... and felt like it!
Some parts were really steep, like 45 degree angle steep!
Dad2 took this picture standing, not on his belly or some weird position, that's just the grade of the hill.