Tag Archives: animal

Do the Twist

LM Twist 1

Come on Baby; Let’s do the Twist.

LM Twist 2

Come on Baby; and it goes like this.

LM Twist 3

I’ve noticed lately that Little Monkey likes to rush outside as soon as she’s had her supper and rub her face all over the grass, with her bum in the air.

LM Twist 4

I’m pretty supple myself, but LM takes it to a whole new level!

 

post script: You can listen here to Chubby Checker sing The Twist. How high are the girls’ pants in the clip??

 

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Little Monkey and the Giant Hairball

LM and Hairball 1

The photo shows Little Monkey lying next to the hair I have just brushed off her. It gives a whole new meaning to the expression, ‘Shedding the light’.

LM and Hairball 2

Who knew Little Monkey was so blonde?

I guess that explains why she is such a Noo Noo!

 

And why is she moulting now? We are in the middle of a cold snap and heading deeper into winter!

Little Monkey: Dog of Mystery!

 

post script: Apologies to my fair-haired Blogger friends for the Blonde joke!

 

Lookout Cheetah

Cheetah

This marvellous sculpture, entitled “Surveying Cheetah” stands in the middle of the steps going down into the Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town.

Everyone stops to admire it or pose by it for a mini photo shoot. I had to wait quite a while to capture the cheetah standing alone. However, I didn’t mind, because one of the admirers was a toddler, who caressed the bronze statue and then climbed up onto the plinth to get a better look!

You may remember an old post of mine called Fluidity, that shows another statue, with a cheetah trying to catch a buck leaping in the air.

 

The accomplished artist is Dylan Lewis, who has a sculpture garden in Stellenbosch.

 

post script: For those of you who like word play, the title can be read as either, “Lookout! There’s a cheetah!” or, “Here’s a cheetah, looking out over the savannah.” Your choice!

 

The Return of Sparky

Sparky

I haven’t seen much of Sparky the squirrel lately.

But as our weather begins to cool down, it’s time for Sparky to fatten up for winter.

This little chap looks like a youngster.

Sparky 2

I can’t make out what he’s eating, but it was obviously yummy enough for him to ignore me creeping ever closer from inside the house, trying to get a clear shot of him as he munched away on the lawn.

Sparky 3

Sparky, my boy! Did your mother never tell you not to eat with your mouth open?

 

Raaa The Sun Dog!

LM Sun Dog 1

Raaa The Sun Dog.

Seeks out any brightly lit area and basks in the sun’s rays.

LM Sun Dog 2

And to prove she has awesome powers, just look at her sun spots!

LM Sun Dog 3

Can’t see them? Look closer!

LM Sun Dog 4

The All Seeing Eyes!

 

post script: You can read here about the other Ra, the Sun God.

 

I Tawt I Taw A PuddyTat!

Tweety 1

Here’s a twist on the old Tweety Pie song “I tawt I taw a puddy tat!” about Sylvester the cat creeping up on the little bird.

Little Monkey and I were sitting outside in the shade of the trees early one evening, minding our own business, when I noticed movement.

A cheeky Olive Thrush flew down to the lawn and looked about. (I’ve marked his progress with a white arrow to save you having to squint to find him!)

Tweety 2

What did Little Monkey think about this?

I would say by the raspberry she’s blowing; clearly not impressed!

The Thrush, however, was completely unconcerned by our presence. He could plainly see us, but that didn’t faze him one bit.

He started hopping closer and closer to us!

Tweety 3

Little Monkey remained completely unaware of his presence;

Tweety 4

She just wondered why I was taking so many photos of her. She still hadn’t a clue that ‘Tweety” was creeping up on her;

Tweety 5

Closer and closer, till he got to where he wanted to go!

Talk about cheeky!

 

post script: For more about Sylvester the cat and Tweety Pie, you can click on these links:

I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat Cartoon

Puddy Tat song details

3D Cartoon “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat” 2011

 

I must say, I prefer cartoons in the original 2D; certainly for the old ones like Sylvester and Tweety Pie.