Friday, October 17, 2008

Meet Merv

When people come to visit we always take them to meet our friend Merv.....



Sorry I couldn't come up with a very clever name--too tired and have been a "single" mom for far too long (4 more sleeps and my hubby is home!) it is stifling my creativity.

So of course the Baumruk family met Merv while they were here. In fact he came to greet us on our drive into the park....

I'll have to post my brother's video of our meeting with Merv as Tori and Mark (the 2 youngest) sure weren't very happy with Merv's entrance (both screamed and cried).

Later after visiting his lion friends in the park we met Merv for tea time--the kids brought the biscuits...


Everyone got a nice lick from Merv...


Some got a little grossed out by his slimy demeanor (look at Sky's reaction)


Yep Merv and I go way back....


photo taken 2 years ago

So if you're ever in my neck of the woods I'll take you to meet my African friend Merv!

6 comments:

Leah said...

I love giraffes and so does Abigail.. we wanna come!

Momma Roar said...

I have always liked giraffes - we'll be on the next plane! ;-) (sigh, i wish)

My Semblance of Sanity said...

LOVE the name MERV! It's perfect!!
SOunds like a good kids book idea....hmmmmmm, somehow everything lately is pointing to new ideas for my books! LOL!

I LOVE MERV! (do you sell Tshirts?! LOL!)

HALLOWEEN COLORING PAGE ON MY BLOG! HEAD OVER AND PRINT ONE OUT!

Penless Thoughts said...

I love that picture of you and Merv.
Susan

Janell in Africa said...

Hey, is that the giraffe at the Lion Park? The boy giraffe is named Gambit and the gal is named Bonnie. We found this out while chatting to the giraffe treats volunteer one visit! I can barely believe I know something you don't about the Lion Park. Haven't you been there 2,000,000 times?!

Hugs,
Janell

Shay said...

Does Merv live at the Park where you can pet the lions? I think I he may have stollen my sandwich when I visted with TM in 2006 and has been the background on my cellphone since.