Estes Park, Colorado, is a small tourist town just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a great place to stop and window shop and browse through the stores. In fact those stores are so inviting that on Saturday a large bull elk decided to do just that in a shop called the Water Wheel Gift Corner located on, of all things, Elkhorn Avenue.
Arthur Read is an aardvark living in the fictional Elwood City along with many other anthropomorphic animal friends. Valentine's Day is coming soon and Arthur is receiving Valentines from a secret admirer. Your child can join him on his search for who this mysterious friend is in Arthur's Valentine.
Over the years, I’ve blogged a lot about the animal abuses and outright cruelty incurred by sea animals at SeaWorld. Most recently, I penned a testimonial piece in memoriam for the passing of the killer whale, Tilikum. This case caused global protests by animal activists worldwide when it became a center piece for CNN’s award-winning documentary, Blackfish, that shined a glaring light on the maltreatment of Orca whales in captivity.
Ceasar, the five-year-old camel, and Dolly, the ten-year-old blind mare, may be an unlikely duo, but they are bonded for life and have been ever since they "met" at the Pony X-Press petting Zoo in Winslow, Maine.