Cutting to the chase, I recently found out that a couple towns over from where I live is a wildlife park. It was started by a local family just last year, and it's called the Aikman Wildlife Adventure. Obviously, I had to see the beautiful animals for myself, and so I made my way out there just last weekend. And you know what? I got my fair share of willing selfie participants from some mighty stunning creatures!
Don't worry, I got a kitty selfie, too.
I won't lie, this isn't even all of the selfies I gathered at the wildlife park last weekend.You wouldn't believe how photogenic and camera savvy these new furiends of mine were! That being said, I'm keeping a few of the selfies in my back pocket, you know, for a rainy day or something of the sort.
But, I'm still not quite done yet. I do have two more creatures to share with you. These are of a different sort, though. You see, today's prompt for JNW's Halloween Challenge is none other than creature. I think this might have been the hardest drawing for me to work my way through. It came down to the fact that I wanted my angel Rosie to star in one of the Halloween drawings, and I wanted hers to have some sort of special meaning. I just couldn't pick which word throughout this month's prompts fit her best, though.
Ultimately, for Rosie I chose this one, creature. Why? Because some of Rosie's favorite toys were in the shapes of some rather interesting creatures. One of her favorites in her older years was this red and yellow bug-like thing. I don't even know what compelled me to bring it home from the store for her one day, as, I'll be honest, it was quite ugly. Another one of her favorites was, I believe, supposed to be a cow. But, I myself have never seen a pastel pink and blue and yellow cow with three horns and a bell on its tail, so I could be wrong.
Anyway, I saw the prompt creature and ultimately what came into my head was how much my sweet Rosie loved to torment those weird little creature toys of hers, especially when you got her high on catnip first. So, that's when this happened:
Happy Sunday, everybuddy!
Our Tip of the Day:Have you ever been to an animal sanctuary of some sort where they ask you to please keep your hands to yourselves, to not pet the animals? Although I know how disheartening these sort of instructions can be for animal lovers, they are in place for a reason, and most often a good one. Not only is there the factor of your physical safety, but also the fact that certain diseases can pass from animal to animal on the mere hand or even clothes of a human. There are diseases that can be transferred from animals within the same species, and those that can infect animals even of different species. This is why some shelters, whether it be one for dogs or cats or something more exotic, ask that you please not pet the animals. They do this both for the safety and health of yourself and the animals there, as well as for any animals you might be seeing later that day, even your own furbabies. So, although it might seem disheartening or even irritating to be told to keep your hands to yourselves at an animal sanctuary, please understand that it is for a good reason. A healthy animal is a happy animal, and sometimes they are best kept healthy and happy if we keep our hands to ourselves.