See, Pip has one of the very biggest hearts around. And when you have a humongous heart like he does, it works SO hard sending out love to everybuddy that after awhile, it gets awfully tired, and his dogtor told him that it might not be too terribly long before his heart poops out altogether. So Pip decided before that happened, he’d take Puddles Duddles Rainwater and go around the world, visit his furends and experience lotsa things he’s never done before. And gosh, when I heard that, I KNEW I had to have ’em come visit me!
Well, I was kinda stumped about what to do cuz I knew they had already come to Collie-rado earlier in their tour and visited lotsa stuff around here. So I thought real hard about what I could do with them that they hadn’t already done. Then I remembered how much fun my mom and Uncle J had at our zoo and I thought, “THAT’S IT!”
Now, Pip and Puddles just went on a safari in Africa so I knew I couldn’t really compete with that…UNLESS I was able to get them up close and personal with the animals in the Zoo. So I pulled some strings and got us all V.I.P. (Very Impawtant Pup) passes. And, oh, gosh, we had the bestest time!
Our zoo here is called the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and it’s one of the only mountain zoos in the whole world! So of course, our first stop was to take a picture at a place that overlooks the entire town of Collie-rado Springs. (Brudder Ranger came along as our pawtographer. He says he prefers to be BEHIND the camera.) They have a ski lift there but it wasn’t running that day so, well, Puddles just improvised.
Next, we headed over to the giraffe exhibit which is kinda special cuz Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has the largest herd of giraffes in the United States. By the time we left, I think one of the giraffes was kinda sweet on Pip!
We cleaned all the giraffe slobber off of Pip’s head and at the next exhibit, we met this funny little guy that we think might have an identity crisis.
Since he was most obviously NOT a kitteh, we decided to go see some REAL ones.
Now, I wasn’t ENTIRELY convinced those mountain lions weren’t going to eat Puddles so I real quick-like suggested we go visit the hippos which I thought would be safer. Turns out, I shoulda known better.
Well, I couldn’t have agreed with Pip more! So I asked him what kind of animal he really wanted to visit with. He said he has always liked gorillas cuz they remind him so much of people…only without all the extra baggage. So away to visit the gorillas we went! Pip and this handsome gentleman hit it right off…
After a nice long chat, I thought it might be kind of fun to play in the snow with Mr. River Otter. Being the jolly fellow he is, he was thrilled to see us and we had the bestest time sliding into his pond.
Pip was right! After all that sliding, we were cold and super hungry. So off we went to the reptile house to warm up, grab some burgers and spend time with my furend, Allie Gator.
Well, after we finished off our burgers, it was time for the zoo to close. We headed back home, had a few snacks (and a couple more cheeseburgers) and took a picture to commemorates the occasion (which Brudder Ranger agreed to join us for).
The next day, Pip and Puddles hopped back in their snazzy red car and were off on their next adventure. As we waved good-bye, I thought how super lucky I am to have such Most Wonderful furends!