I am currently on “vacation” visiting friends and family. Yesterday I met up with Phil and Scott from RNS down on the Tacoma water front.
Earlier in the day though the wife and I went to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium for the first time since our wedding.
The Gibbons were out just the same as they were during our reception. Just as adorable too.
Yes, they were just as adorable in person. There were a couple other cats that were adorable but I only have pictures. If you have kittens, that’s exactly how they were acting but they were bigger. I wanted to play with the kitty cats. We did however stumble across a red wolf puppy.
Yes I know all of these are wonderful cell phone quality, I didn’t feel like lugging around my SLR and backpack. Yes I had an urge to shoot the little bastards. The only good wolf is a dead wolf however I consider a zoo a sanctuary and given they are nothing like the Timber Wolf or Grey Wolf. That brings me to a story of someone who needed blunt force trauma to the face.
You see there are peacocks that run around the zoo uncaged. They’re beautiful with gorgeous tails. When we finally ran across one it looked like it was shedding its feathers, but still seemed odd. As Janelle and I were talking a couple overheard us and told us that a woman was chasing the peacock earlier and stepping on its tail to get its feathers. Yeah I was filled with rage when I heard that. While I am not fond of some animals in the wild, I understand their role and don’t want to drive their extinction. That said, something like that just disturbs me on so many levels.
So yeah, I’m going to be visiting other friends all this week and will blog when I can.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.