- Feeding carnivores, including: lion, cheetah, african wild dogs and leopards
- Walking animals, including: baby leopards (6 mos old, and not so tiny), caracals and baboons
- Being groomed by baboons- they were very thorough (borderline molestation, really)
- Having baboons stick their tongue in your mouth-- Ewh!
- Playing mom to baby baboons, yes, meaning sleeping with them (sometimes on your head) and bottle feeding them
- Cutting grass with a machete for sleeping beds for the leopards, donkey and rabbits (my future donation- a weed wacker!)
- Playing tug of war with a baby leopard's (Umbili) tail as he dragged me into a thorn bush (did you know all those trees that seem to exemplify Africa are covered in thorns?)
- Having a cheetah (Samira) lick and rub up against me like a house cat
- Bonding with a baboon (Bloomie) who loved to jump on my bum shoulder- why she was against the left shoulder I'll never know?
- Herding bunnies at night
- Going on a midnight spotlight drive and seeing eyes peering back at me
- Driving a donkey cart around the perimeter gate for 6 1/2 HOURS :-(
- Ooohing and Ahhhing at the cute little meerkat, lamb and steambok
- And probably a ton more I'm not remembering right now
I hope Miss Cora Porter is now pleased with the new animal photos she requested.
Tomorrow morning I am off to visit the 2nd largest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei, so expect an update in a few days before I head into Botswana.