Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Petting zoos

Petting zoos chap my hide. Ever since I was a kid field tripping to Deer Forest and buying a cone of food pellets from a vending machine, I have been skeeved out by the sad congregation of random critters bleeting out a lethargic greeting.

Or maybe that llama is just pleading with me to put it out of its misery.

It may not be surrounded by water, but a petting zoo is an island of misfit farm animals. Sure, I’m a regular girl who lives for pony rides, but my dream doesn’t involve a bony nag tied to an creaking equestrian merry-go-round. I love deer…when they are happily springing away from me through the forest. I find sheep adorbs, but I don’t want to pet their fleece; I want to knit it. I’m interested in the cheese—not the e coli—that a molting goat is offering up.

The poo zoo review is in: this one's a stinker.

8 comments:

Glenn said...

This blog entry brought to you by the number 2, Clorox bleach wipes, and the letter p.

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Heidi Malott said...

I was in my doctor's office and picked up a Reader's Digest (I am only 40 though:) I found your blog listed in Best Blogs. What fun, I will definately stop back again.

The goat petting zoo at our local zoo has creeped me out since I was a child. The goats like to chew on your clothes, no thanks!

張怡 said...

let us be happey everyday!!............................................................

育隆 said...

thanks god for the chance to enjoy so many good artical.............................................................

Parabolic Muse said...

yeah, this one never ceases to confound me. really? you have a 3 year old and all you can think to do is take them to a petting zoo? why is this even still happening?

RedHeadedQuilter said...

Just found your blog today via a link on Twitter.

Ha! So funny to read that you've been to Deer Forest. I live just down the road from it!

Jennifer Worick said...

RedHeadedQuilter: It's such a small world! My mom still lives in Coloma and I'm from Benton Harbor. I went to LMC. Far out.