Sunday, May 27, 2012

Snake Handling and Croc Wrassling

The Meserani Snake Park in Arusha (the big city about an hour's drive from Moshi) is a dream destination for a 3-year old. We went awhile back and Townes talked about it for weeks. He had big plans for holding a baby crocodile himself but that little guy thrashed about furiously when the guard was picking him up so Townes lost his nerve.

He was feeling a bit braver when the next opportunity to hold a reptile presented itself. This should be good practice for any upcoming church revivals in town.

Gus wanted in on the fun too!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Circle of Life

We just couldn't resist the Lion King shot from our balcony overlooking the Kenyan savannah last weekend.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Newest Buckley

Townes is in love.

Barney came to live with us last weekend when his family moved back to Germany. He is a cross between a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Boxer- he's huge! I have dreamed of having a big, old dog for years. I just liked the idea of skipping the hyper puppy stage and going straight to the lay around stage when a dog just wants you to scratch his head and refill his bowl.

Yesterday I overheard Townes say, "Barney, I love you so much. Now open your mouth so I can see all of your teeth." Yeah, it's probably a good thing that our starter pet is so agreeable. Now if only we could find a saddle so Gus could learn to ride.