What a challenge Heather set for the Adventurer's Club this month! Exotic Animal took some rattling of the brain cells to come up with something original, but I think we have accomplished it.
I have quite a family of girls and they are always looking for something to do, especially during the school holidays. This time I will only have five to cope with, but if I don't plan ahead and organise something, they tend to get into mischief.
It was when we were all sitting on the patio, during our recent school holiday planning stage, that Hershey asked, "Mummy do you think you could take us all to Zoo Doo?"
"Zoo Doo?" I replied, "I think not, it would cost a fortune to take all of you to Tasmania, but we could go to Serendipity Farm, they have lots of unusual creatures to see." There was a loud chorus of "Oooh yes please!" followed by a real buzz of excitement and anticipation.
Now Serendipity Farm, is widely known for having the weirdest and most exotic animals in all of Tinytown and I had little trouble getting the girls ready for our day out. By eight o'clock, they were all washed, dressed with hair in place, waiting by the gate and ready to go.
The first animal we stopped to see when we arrived was the Giraffe, he was tall and looked most gentlemanly in his diamante collar and he didn't mind at all giving the little ones a ride. "Look at us!" Lindt yelled, "We are all Giraffe tamers."
|April Entry - Serendipity Farm|
Then Cadbury asked, "Mummy can we go see the White Rabbit?"
"What White Rabbit?" asked Hershey.
"You know the White Rabbit with the tails." Cadbury replied.
"Tails? Do you mean to say they have a rabbit here with more than one tail?"
By this time we had reached the area where the White Rabbit lived, and sure enough right in front of us was a handsome White Rabbit wearing tails, but not the ones we were all expecting. We all roared with laughter, it was such a sight to see. Cadbury thought one tail in particular, was lovely and soft.
|White Rabbit: "Who's that touching my tails?"|
Then by a strange coincidence another rabbit appeared, but this one was even more unusual, she was huge and had short fur with lace and beaded patches, spines down her back like a dinosaur and a long tail with a pointed end. Even the older girls were amazed by this peculiar creature.
The time passed so quickly and just as we were leaving we heard a loud cough, which caught us quite by surprise. We turned to look and there he was, a funny Camel wearing a Fez.
|Camel: "Careful with my nose dear."|
"Isn't he just the cutest camel you ever did see?" remarked Ebony. "It would be fun to take him home with us."
"We could even ride him to school, when the holidays are over," added Ivory.
I wandered off ahead, thinking to myself "Fat chance girls!" They quickly caught up with me, then we hailed a taxi to take us home. The girls slept all the way and I had peace, at least for a little while, but I knew it wouldn't last.