welcome to my blog

welcome to my blog

i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-lover, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.

all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...

July 11, 2010

meet my giraffes

ok, so they're not "my" giraffes, but i did get to feed one of them.

back in the spring, i discovered that our wonderful Phoenix Zoo had a giraffe feeding station. i'd always wanted to feed a giraffe and here was the opportunity, right in my city. my husband took the day off and we headed to the zoo. i made sure we were the first in line because i didn't want to miss the chance. (that's me - get there early just in case). i waited in line while my kids went to see the tiger and lions.

when we finally got to go in, i was crying. i couldn't believe i was there, actually getting that close to my favorite animal on the planet.

yes, that's my hand, feeding Charlie. her long, blue tongue curled around the alfalfa pellet and brushed against my fingers. i knew it would be rough, but it was still surprising.

a few weeks later, i dragged my kids back to the zoo and did it again. it was just as amazing the second time. i'll probably do it again when the weather cools off.


Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! I love animals and totally understand how excited you were. I hope you get to go back often! :)

Christine H said...

Aw! I love giraffes, too. They look so much like alien creatures, with those huge bodies and long necks.

darien said...

Hey Michelle..next time you are at Glen Eyrie, give yourself an extra half day and go see the giraffes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo...just as much fun. I share your love of giraffes, and when I realized that the CMZ was just ten miles from the castle, AND that they had one of the larger herds, I had to go. Maybe next year we can do that together.

Cruella Collett said...

Yay, giraffes! I love love love them! And I wish I had some nearby too - I'd come see them all the time :)