Sunday, July 01, 2007

Okay, okay, I get it...

... you don't want to see any more of my pictures of animals getting carved up. I understand. I'm not hurt at all.

So - for a change of pace I'll do some non-carved-up animal pics. (I swear to god I'll take pictures of something other than animals one of these days....)

So - typical B.A. dog. Well-cared for, lolling in a gorgeous square, seemingly all alone.

After a thoroughly mediocre lunch at a place called Sigi on Plaza Guemes (where the waiter was smarmy and kind of halfway felt me up), I headed over to the zoo where I saw:

The hottest polar bear I've ever seen (what must he do in the summer?);

Begging elephants (the zoo allows the kids to feed most of the animals this kibble stuff. I remember doing the same at the San Antonio zoo as a kid, but now it just seems to make the animals so sadly servile. Though it does make for some nice photos);

A gorgeous, but anxiously pacing tiger;

A very pissed-off looking monkey. Actually lots of pissed-off looking monkeys. And orangutans. And some sad-eyed chimps.

Honestly, these are more depressing that the cows getting cut up.


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Blogger Working Girl said...

That monkey looks suspiciously like my nurse in the ER the other night...only nicer. I loved your book, but after I read it I went back and read the original blog from start to finish and it was even awesome -er.

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Blogger razmarie said...

This is why I never go to zoos anymore. I'd rather be eating them than see them locked up like this.

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I'm reading your blog, comments here and there because i was curious about it after i saw the movie Julia and Julie for the hundred time! and I saw that you were going to my country Argentina, so I wanted to read a bit what you lived there and what you thought about it, and came across to your comment about "Milanesas" and I don't know if you made a mistake or you were too tired when writing because Milanesas aren't done with chicken...they are done with Meat! and yes, there are chicken milanesas also in my country because through time people started eating them or asking for them, but if you say "Milanesas" in my country, you will never get a chicken one!
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