Thursday, February 4, 2010

Words for Wednesday

Wow.  I just thought it was a cool picture.  I thought everyone would just laugh.  But now I guess I should explain what that was all about.  No, we do not have a camel, though I think that was be just fine.  I'd have one if I had a place for him.  But we don't and I'm not going looking for one.  This picture was taken when I got back from Iraq.  While I was gone Mike found this drive-thru safari place, and wanted to take me there.  You just drive through all this land and see all sorts of animals from Africa or Asia, or wherever they come from.  And before you drive in you can buy little bags of feed to give to the animals.  Well, obviously the animals come to expect these big metal things to reach out and feed them.  The ostriches were the worst and would nearly peck your hand off....think of hand feeding a giant chicken.  But the camel was just plain impatient.  Mike placed the bag of feed between his legs and offered a handful of feed to the camel, who gobbled it up pretty quickly.  And before he could get another handful the camel stuck his head right into the window, took a look around, then plunged his head right into Mike's lap!  It was hilarious!  I was lucky enough to snap this pic!  We had so much fun that day.

Today is Mike's birthday....he's 35 years young.

19 comments:

Foothills Poultry said...

Today is my birthday too. I am 31.

If you want to see a Poultry show, there is one this weekend in Smithfield, NC. It is way too far for me, but I think that you would be an hour or so drive for you.

~~Matt~~

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

now it all makes sense
thought the photo was of mike! (beard)

Tracey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!!! xxxxxxxx

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Mike got a camel for his birthday? giggle You should go to the Smithfield Poultry Show.

Chicken Boys said...

I'd love to go to the Smithfield show, but I have drill this weekend. Gotta go to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville this weekend. Playing war games with the simulators. Fun, but :( No show for me. There will be others, I'm sure.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

by the way you ans mike look alike in the photos...in a similar way chris and I do too!! must be a couple thing!

Christine H. said...

That's hilarious! It really did need the story, because the story is so good and it makes the picture even better.

jojo said...

funny story! Happy Birthday Mike...35 was my best year...enjoy!

Odette said...

can't wait to hear how you celebrate it...hope none of the chicken ended in your dinner table. lol
Happy Birthday, Mike!
xoxoxo

bad penny said...

it looks like love to me !

So funny. My brother worked in a Safari Park - he was head Elephant Keeper. He told me how dangerous Ostritches are - they are quite nasty really !

Happy Birthday to a fellow Aquarian !

LemonyRenee' said...

Happy Birthday to Mike!

It's funny Penny (above) said that. I once knew a zookeeper and she said the two most dangerous animals in the zoo (as far as injuries to zookeepers) were elephants and ostriches.

Cat said...

Happy Birthday, Mike! And I can relate to the camel bit. My Dad had a camel lick him through the car window at one of those places. Did you know that camels have VERY long tounges? At least the one that licked Dad did...

Still laughing,
Cat

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

have a good weekend

Susie's country cottage said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog. Oh how I wish I could be in Orlando with nothing to do one afternoon!! I love your chickens. I'm very envious of people who have chickens because I want some but at the moment have no room.
A very happy Birthday to Mike.
Susie

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy Birthday Mike. That looks like fun.

Have a nice weekend.

I said to myself - no more sick days.

Amy said...

lol at your last pic!!

happy birthday Mike!! xxxx

Chickens in the Basement said...

Happy Birthday Mike! Is the camel coming for dinner?

Anna

mutteringsfromthemoor said...

That story makes the pic even funnier now! I've always been too scared to go to one of those safari parks here in the UK, as the monkeys are renowned for breaking bits off your car!

bpotw said...

It's funny how one photo can get so many different reactions!