Thursday, July 11, 2013

two Pekingese back home

Back at Jolanda's place in Almere, she put her Pekingese outside, as her male does not like to have Ari in HIS home. They did not agree!

six Pekingese want in!
That reminded me of a picture of our A-litter:

six Chow Chow pups want in!

three Pekingese in the zoo - part 2


We have put the strollers aside to look a bit closer at the donkeys.

It took a while but Ari got it about half way: we are here to watch and smell all kinds of strange living creatures!

The Siberian tiger is really majestic!
Look at those paws!
There were two of them, but the other did not like to be photographed. This one stood still for a moment so I (and many others) could take a picture.
So much going on at the baboons,
even the Pekingese were briefly interested.

Three days ago a Grèvy zebra was born. His mom kept him in the center
of the enclosure, away from the other animals and the public.
Some other Grèvy zebras came closer to us.

The Patagonian mara is a large rodent. I like their colors and their sweet head.
yellow mangoose (aka red meerkat)

You can go up at the other side of the enclosure where the Grèvy zebras and the giraffes are, there you can look the giraffes in the eye ;-)
Both spotted hyenas were sleeping.

At the end of our tour through the zoo we saw the meerkats. Dogs and meerkats are always fun. The meerkats are curious and move around a lot. On the picture you see Ari watching the meerkats.

This meerkat is looking from the corner of his eye to the dogs.

Sacha and Dunja look at the meerkat too :-)
It was a nice day in the Amersfoort Zoo. I really recommend a visit and it is nice that welbehaved dogs can accompany their owners!

three Pekingese in the zoo - part 1

I thought it would be fun to go to the zoo again. My last visit to Burgers Zoo was in 2005, together with Ine, Callisto and Chimay
Sadly dogs are not welcome in that zoo anymore. But two in two other zoo's dogs are still allowed: Amersfoort Zoo and Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen.

Sacha, Ari, Dunja and Jolanda                                      
Jolanda thought it would be nice to go together, she and her husband own six Pekingese, among them two sisters of Ari: Sacha, Ari's litter-sister and Dunja, his half-sister (same sire).
These two went with us to the Zoo in Amersfoort.

We picked a good day, after some warm days, it had cooled down this day. But Pekingese legs are short and a whole day walking around is a bit too much asked. So we took the strollers with us.

Sacha and Dunja sit together in the big stroller...

...and Ari in his small stroller.
The fist animals we saw were the brown bears.
Those were mighty big animals, smelling weird!
Ari was a little overwhelmed.

a coypu (aka nutria)

Then we passed some awsome birds, sadly most pictures I took failed, so the only picture here is of a Snowy Owl.

We stood a while at the Asian elephants.

The lynx live in a fairly spacious enclosue, at one side you can see them through the glass, at the other side through the wire.

A beautiful Japanese garden with a pond where koi and sturgeons live.

Around the Japanese garden are the enclosures of Japanese animals. This is the Japanese crane.

The two Japanese cranes together.

Japanese macaque (or Snow monkey)

to be continued