Sequoia Park Zoo

Last weekend I visited the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, CA.  It’s a small zoo and it always seems to be raining whenever I want to visit, but crummy weather or not, it’s worth the trip.

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Micaela, over at California to Korea, is hosting a “rule of thirds” Theme Thursday so I thought I would incorporate it into my zoo post today.   I actually do take a look at the Theme Thursday schedule before I head out on my adventures with my camera so I can work on my photography skills (or you know, work on acquiring said skills).   Thank you to Micaela for coming up with challenging themes and hosting Theme Thursday.  I missed it when it was gone and am really happy it is back!

On with the zoo post!

Sequoia Park Zoo is one of the smallest accredited zoos in the U.S.  It sits on five acres and packs a lot into that little space! It has a barnyard exhibit and petting zoo, an aviary, red pandas (that I unfortunately did not get to see), an otter exhibit, and much more!

I’m just going to go ahead and let the pictures tell the rest of my zoo experience.  The first three are for my Theme Thursday people so the captions will have a little more information that just animal names and information.

Enjoy!

Crested Screamer. I think the fence pole in this one is throwing off my rule of thirds here. I didn’t pay much attention to it until right now and now it is all I can see. I’m still going to leave the shot here because I love this bird!

Roster in the Barnyard area

Roster in the Barnyard area. I think this is one of my favorite shots of the day. I just love the colors on this guy!

Duck in the aviary

Duck in the aviary

The cutest pig ever!

The cutest pig ever!

These goats were awesome!

These goats were awesome!

Cute Cavies

Cute Cavies

The majestic bald eagle

The majestic bald eagle

Silly Alpaca

Silly Alpaca

I think you can tell that I really liked the barnyard area of the zoo.

If you would like to see more Theme Thursday posts, please head over to California to Korea.  Feel free to link up if you would like to participate too!  I also have a photo in my “Winter in the Redwoods” post that fits this weeks Theme Thursday.  You can check it out here.

Theme Thursday – Animals

Since I have been sick this is going to be a short post.  Even though I am surrounded by a million animals all the time, I am only posting pictures of one today (refer back to the sick part).

Sid has recently been tossed out of the house.  He is not dealing with it very well.  As I type this is his screaming at the front door and trying to get inside.  It’s a little windy outside and he doesn’t like it.  Most dramatic cat ever!

Anyway, here are some photos of the remodeling he did to his bed outside.

Sid made some alterations to his house.

Sid made some alterations to his house.

Sid does things his own way

Sid does things his own way

Beautiful Sid

Beautiful Sid

Now head on over to Clan Donaldson to see more interesting  animals!

Horatio Gets a New Home

Getting rid of pets is hard.

Horatio is my turtle that I have had for half of my life.  I even have him tattooed on my foot.

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On New Years Eve I got him all ready and took him to his new home.  My best friends daughter had been wanting a turtle for a couple of years now.  I asked her a few weeks back if she still wanted one and if she would like Horatio and she said yes.  She was very excited about it.  I procrastinated for weeks on getting him over to her.  I finally bit the bullet on New Years and took him over there.

It was a little easier than I expected.  Maybe because he is not a cuddly pet or maybe because he went to someone that I am really close to and will never lose contact with. Whatever the reason, I’m happy that he got a good home and it wasn’t as heartbreaking as I expected.

I have a cat and a dog that are still going to need homes and my sister has two cats, a bird, and a bearded dragon.  The dog will go to my parents house so that one will be easy.  I’m not sure about the cats, and honestly, giving up Sid (my cat) is going to be the hardest thing in this whole experience.  For my sister it will be Monet (her bird).  We have a few more months to work all of that out and prepare for it.  I’m sure we will have a post for each one when they find new homes.

Horatio before he goes to his new home

Horatio before he goes to his new home

Horatio loves strawberries

Horatio loves strawberries