Thursday, May 15, 2008

Afternoon Delight.

Today was Libbey's field trip to the Knoxville Zoo. I could do an entire post about our trip there, our fun there, and even the trip home. But I'm not. Instead I'm going to share with y'all the highlight of my day.

We'd been in the zoo about an hour (seen zebras, walked through a butterfly conservatory, fed camels, smelled elephants, etc.) when we came upon Meerkat Lookout. I was announcing to no one in particular that I'd always wanted to watch that tv show Meerkat Manor. But I have this odd aversion to any show/movie centered around animals of any kind, as they usually bring me to tears and leave me a heaping, sobbing mess on the floor, and I have enough to pick up as it is already. (Witness Old Yeller, Homeward Bound, et. al.) So we walk up to the exhibit and see a group of meerkats playing and putting on a good show for the kids. Awwwwww...aren't they super cute and cuddly? Icouldjusteatthemup!

Over in the corner I spotted two of these furry beings wrestling. I'm all, "Look at those two in the corner--they're getting their WWF on!" And I'm not kidding y'all, at that exact same moment I swear to you Barry White started singing, candles were flickering and the chablis began chilling. Fighting must be foreplay in the meerkat world, because those two were getting on more than their WWF. It was love in the afternoon, full on. As one father in our group said, "Boom-chicka-wow-wow!" Yes, indeed.

We scooted the kids off, but not before Libbey's cousin, Robby, asked, "What are they doing?" His mother replies, "They're wrestling--didn't you hear Leigh Anne?" Robby says, "Well, that sure doesn't look like fighting to me." Yes, Robby, and you remember this for future reference. Make love, not war! Ha.
Extremely Not Boring. I'll say!

A couple of hours later we walked past Meerkat Lookout again. This time the animals were more relaxed. Scotty surmised, "They must have just finished their cigarette."
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, yeah.

There you have it. The highlight my zoo experience. Raise your hand if you're not shocked that it involved copulating? It's not enough to be published in TV Guide for my approval a famous sex scene. Oh no, I have to go and write about the carnal knowledge of meerkats. It's just the way I am.

And just so y'all know...meerkat lovin' aside, we did have a wonderful day with our daughter. This picture proves that:

8 comments:

notsosahm said...

I've almost run into that same situation in our backyard with the horses. Every spring Sugar's biological clock starts ticking and she does any and everything to get spice to "pay attention to her". It's usually during breakfast or lunch when we're seating facing our window in the kitchen. Fortunately Reagan is still young enough to be diverted by easy tactics.
Oh, what fun y'all had.

Jennifer said...

Extremely not boring! When we go to the zoo, we rarely see the animals *move* much less...

Kelly said...

that would probably be the highlight for me, too. and for danny, though just cause it involves meerkats, which are his new fav. seriously, he hoots and points at meerkat manor. finally, something we can both enjoy.

Heather said...

Gotta love nature!!

Kat said...

Well...this explains where your mind was in reading Heather's blog post today :-)

And it is Spring...what did they call it in "Bambi?" I think: twitterpated...

Trish said...

I can't believe that you got to write about meerkat luvvin.......

i am so jealous. and laughing so hard!!
we've had a lot of the "where do babies come from" questions lately from my second grader.....sure wish we had those meerkats to use as visual aids.

Pinky Roth said...

Looks like you had a good time at the zoo!

Mom

Debbie said...

That is really really funny...we saw ginormous turtles doing it at the zoo one year. The kids were clueless..I was cracking up and couldn't believe I was watching that. Oh life in the wild!