Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Three New Additions to the Family: Tesseract, Luna, and Jupiter

Wednesday night, Anna and I adopted three adorable eight-week old kittens from Jennifer's Pet Rescue in Dallas, Georgia.

The new kitties--from left to right, Jupiter, Luna (on the box), and Tesseract (crawling under the box)--settled into their new home in no time:

They had a good time exploring Anna's desk:

They seemed to appreciate the little homey touches we've added to the room in which they will spend the next few days, until we're ready to introduce them to Seuss and Lilly. That's Luna climbing up on the stool thingy, while Jupiter hides inside:

Tesseract (you can call her Tessie) had a great time playing with the little pretend mouse:

Jupiter is proving himself to be a champion jumper and chaser:

After all that playing, they were just plain exhausted, so they curled up on Anna's desk chair for a good nights sleep:

(Have you ever in your life seen anything so cute?)

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I originally posted this on the old Planet Burdett, but brought it into the family blog-version on November 13, 2017. Luna has been gone for about four years, but Tessie and Jupiter are still with us.

Sunday, March 25, 2001

Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia: A One Day Visit

When we entered the zoo, the flamingoes seemed excited to see us:

The rhino, on the other hand, didn't seem to care, and the giraffe was fleeing from us:

The elephant couldn't interrupt his lunch to say, "Hi!"

The orangutan, though, ran up to give us a hearty hand-clasp and a sincere, "Thanks for visiting!"

Willie B.'s last baby is well-loved by his mother:

In the big cats area, we saw both a lion and a tiger:

We paused for a moment to soak in the beautiful day:

The current darlings of Zoo Atlanta are the giant pandas, who were quite happy munching on bamboo while we were there:

The high point of the day was seeing the red pandas (no relation to the giant pandas), who are Anna's favorites, and who we were lucky enough to see being hand-fed:

(I originally published this post on my Web site on the date shown above, and transferred it to our family blog on October 24, 2017.)