MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, DAY 256 OF 2013: As usual, there were no origami challenges over the weekend, which was just as well, because I spend most of the day going through about 150 photos I took on Friday afternoon and evening. It was the annual ZOO PARENTS’ PICNIC at the Zoo. This is a special after-hours get-together for everyone who has adopted one of the many animals at the St. Louis Zoo.  I am the adoptive parent of a meerkat … DSCF1056I don’t know what his other parents call him, but I call him Merlin. He’s always the most photo friendly of all the animals at the zoo. He strikes a pose as soon as he sees a camara pointed at him.

Most of my family are also adoptive parents of some animal or other,  and every year we get together at the annual picnic. Arrival time is usually around four in the afternoon, and each year we try to do an in depth visit to one or two of the many animal areas.  This year, because we have two kiddies in the family between one and a year and a half, we started with the CHILDREN’S ZOO and the RIVER’S EDGE.

THE CHILDREN’S ZOO –  For kids. the first stop is always the little goats petting area. …DSCF1043


Little Luke, my great nephew meets his first goat.


And then a giant frog …

.DSCF1054And a tiny fox in a fox hole …DSCF1061

Then he discovered the fish swimming in the aquarium …DSCF1062About that time his older cousin Nichole showed up and had to ride the fishies for a while.DSCF1068

All the while, Merlin was watching every move they made.DSCF1067

And then everyone had to get otterly ridiculous …DSCF1072




After that we move on to our next stop … THE RIVERS EDGE!

(To be continued inPart Two)


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on September 17, 2013, in MY DAILY CALENDAR and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You look forward to going every year, and I look forward to reading about it and seeing the photos. The kids are growing!

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