Today is Safari day!
We woke up at the rest area which had gotten busy over night and made breakfast. While I got ready, Steve talked with a neighboring RV’r and made sure the camper was ready to go. Today is Safari day! We hit the road and got there early before they opened to get the dogs adjusted. We were so nervous about leaving Missy in the camper while we went on the safari which as an hour and fifteen minute tour ride. We also realized when we got there that there were a bunch of animals in plain sight from the parking lot so we had to cover up all of the windows so the dogs wouldn’t see them! Steve put on some music to drown out any outside noise, put Ki in his crate and locked the door behind us. This was the moment of truth as this was the first time we were leaving her alone since being on the road.
We went in, paid for our tickets and realized there was a petting/feeding area we could walk through while we waited for the bus. It happened to be open on the other end so we were able to check on the dogs before the bus tour. Aside from it getting a little warm outside, the camper was staying cool due to all of the windows being covered up. So far so good. We grabbed our bags of animal food, got on the bus and off we went! We had the time of our lives! SO MUCH FACE! It had been a long time since I’d laughed that hard and Steve got some amazing footage of all of the critters. After about an hour and a half we made it back and the camper was still in tact! We checked on the dogs real quick and went back inside to feed the rest of the food we had left to the giraffe and checked out the reptile exhibit. We had such a good time and it was a day for the books because Missy had been a good girl while we were gone. We made lunch in the camper before we left the parking lot and hit the road before we stopped at another rest area to feed the animals and settle in for the night. We relaxed the rest of the evening until bed time. Tomorrow was going to be a big travel day. Check out the video we took below!
April the Giraffe
has had the worlds attention for nearly 20 days now! Residing in Animal Adventure Park in New York, New York a live feed chronicles her giving birth. FB live feeds are always cutting out, where YouTube allows for a 24/hr live feed! This feed is fed directly from the zoo’s YouTube page. Please enjoy watching and share with the rest of the world the miracle of birth!
WE ARE ACTIVELY KEEPING UP WITH THE LIVE STREAM CHANGES, IF IT’S AN OLD STREAM CHECK BACK IN A BIT AND WE SHOULD HAVE IT UPDATED 😀 WE APOLOGIZE AND APPRECIATE YOU WATCHING APRIL FROM OUR WEBSITE!
Melissa and I have taken the job of raising a roughly 2 week old mouse we’ve named, Oscar. How you ask? I’ll tell you.
Oscar was found in a construction dumpster I was cleaning out. During our time being static, and RV Living we are working full time jobs while saving. I drive a roll off container truck and service construction sites. After dumping them, debris often gets stuck inside. While cleaning it out, a mouse scurried off to the side. While not uncommon to find a mouse making a home in the container, it surprised me. As you can see, the mouse was with children.
With just enough time to snap a picture of them, I turned quickly to find something to pick them up and put them off towards the woods. Mom got spooked and jumped off the back, babies and all. Following them, mom ran under the truck to a concrete debris pile. Seeing only one baby hanging on after the fall, I looked down. Oscar was laying there.
Still wearing my gloves, he was scooped up and photographed. Turning towards the direction his mom had ran. He was brought over to the debris pile, and placed in a “cave” at the edge. Thinking the best for Oscar was done, I climbed back into my truck and rolled on.
Returning a few hours later to where was left I found him. In the very same spot. Why my “feel bad” emotions kicked in I’ll never know. He’s a mouse, right? Feeling like I had destroyed his home a decision was made to help him. Leaving him there as a baby just didn’t seem right to me.
So here he is. Tiny, curled up. So far he’s a drank some water. We’ve got him to taste some formula. Melissa has done all the research one can do in a short amount of time, and he’s had a home prepared for him. All the feeding apparatus, blankets, etc.
As much as we’d like to keep him. Getting him to a age of self preservation seems like a better choice. This isn’t something I’d typically get involved in. But what am I to do? That joke goes with us animal lovers. I’d be a (insert animal rights group name here ) If steak didn’t taste so good.
We’ll keep you updated 😀