sometimes i wish i didn't ever hear the news. i do my best during the week to avoid watching the nightly news, but often on my way to work, the radio will give a quick news report. today's story made me sick to my stomach. it was a story about two marines wanted for a you tube clip of them supposedly petting a sweet puppy, then tossing it off a cliff. why and how could anyone do such a horrific thing? why aren't people who harm animals punished more severely? it was just a sad thought. i know it doesn't end there for animal abuse. i know there is enough out there that animal planet has a few series about those animal heroes who daily have to rescue abused & neglected animals. yes, neglect is a form of abuse. tethering is a form of abuse as well- tying a dog to a rope or chain where it remains to poop, pee, eat, and sleep all in the same area. it is sick and severely disgusts me. this is one example of why i think ignorance can sometimes be bliss. i just want to avoid the news for this reason. it is such a sad world sometimes and i do not want to acknowledge that since i willingly brought my daughter into it.
ahhhh.. speaking of my daughter.. the cutest thing in the entire world! my beauty is nearing the great age of three already. time is sure flying. she was kindly pointing out the wrinkles on my forehead the other night, and i quickly responded to her that those wrinkles are there because mommy is getting old. she asked if daddy is getting old, and i replied that yes he is getting old too. sweet cheeks thought about it for less than a second and said that she is not getting old but is "new." i love her.
we went to the zoo this past weekend to enjoy the beautiful early march weather. sweet cheeks loved it with the exception of the roaring lion and the fighting lemurs. and now it is picture time-
-here is sweet cheeks coming out of the panda exhibit & posing with mommy & baby
-we got to ride the carousel. funny she chose for us to ride the exciting bench!
-funny face with daddy in the petting zoo
-sweet cheeks on daddy's shoulders. note the giraffe behind them.
-i was surprised but she wanted to brush the pig in the petting zoo. already such the animal lover
one of sweet cheeks daddy's friend had his daughter over our house wearing a cute poncho. we commented on how cute it was and would you believe he had his wife's mother make one for sweet cheeks. it was the nicest thing, considering this person doesn't even know us. sweet cheeks loves to wear it, plus it looks so cute on her.