Thursday, 26 January 2017

How brave is my Mum and Dad????

Crikey is this brave or what?????  Mum and Dad went to the zoo in Canberra and they patted a Cheetah.  It was a few years ago now but my best feline friend, forever, Madi told us all about the Cheetah in her endangered series post and I said I would show her the photos of Mum and Dad patting a cheetah so here they are. Mum was dead scared.  The zoo keeper told them not to pat below their neck as they LOVED having their head and ears played with but HATED WITH A PASSION being touched elsewhere. So Dad, who's not good at listening or following rules, was patting away and, as he usually does, kept getting over enthused and his hand was getting lower and lower down the cheetah's back.  Mum thought that cheetah was going to freak out and give Dad what for but thank goodness he didn't seem to mind and just lay there like a good.  Pretty neat, aye??
Mum was worried about the one right under the trees. He was wide awake and kept flicking his tail .
Crikey they're beautiful.
I wonder if they can run as fast as me?????


Wanna run ..... Love, Charlie.

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  1. I think they may be a wee faster than you Charlie.
    They are very beautiful and what a thrill to pat them.
    Merle.........

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  2. Hari om
    Ditto what Merle said! Hiya from Mumbai airport - waiting for flighg to Sydney. Will be in touch! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

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  3. Mom is so jealous.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  4. OMD, how beautifuls Charlie!!!!! Madi did Cheetahs for her Endangered Species Challenge, and they are amazin'!!!! I can't believes your peeps had a chance to pet one in the furs!!!!!
    I am sooooo jealous!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Madi did Ruby and you did pandas. Mum and Dad saw a panda in Adelaide zoo. T
      hey didn't get to pat it but they did see it. I have pictures of that too. Looks like I might have to do a post for you. AND Lightning and Misty did tigers. Mum and Dad fed some tigers at Dubbo Zoo. I'll try and find those photos too. They were behind wire for that one though.

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  5. Great photos Charlie. They can run faster than you but you are more graceful.

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    1. Crikey Andrew .... Really??? Do you REALLY think I'm more graceful??? You're a man of exquisite taste, Andrew! I knew I liked you ...

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  6. Oh wow... you have the bravestest mama of slice earth... and the mama is green with envy here, she would like to touch such a wonderful cat ...

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  7. Oh my goodness your peeps are brave!
    Would love to see a run off between you and the cheetah Charlie.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  8. Wow - there aren't even bars between them! Our mom would be too scared to attempt this. The cheetah is so beautiful!

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  9. Pleased I remembered to look at the photos big sized. Are you sure they are alive?

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    1. Crickey Andrew ... I wasn't there but it was a zoo. I know they didn't shoot 'em. Mum hates guns. Mum said all but one of them was snoozing but even they were tail flicking and she said they purr just like domestic cats.

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  10. On my, your peeps saw a cheetah in the furs and got to make a fuss of him????? Errr....haf they got the scratches to prove they really did this?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  11. Aw, whut a big ol' kitty cat!
    Yeah, I'd be wurried 'bout the uther lazin' round back there.
    Yu think I could sniff their kitty tushies?

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  12. Nice big kitty, done think you outrun those cats Charlie.

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  13. Wow. Wow. Wow. My mom got all excited about petting a baby zebra but that's not scary or brave like your Mum and dad. Those kitties are huge and beautiful. But I think that would be one race that you might lose.

    Skittlez and Rocky Joe

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  14. Wow. Wow. Wow. My mom got all excited about petting a baby zebra but that's not scary or brave like your Mum and dad. Those kitties are huge and beautiful. But I think that would be one race that you might lose.

    Skittlez and Rocky Joe

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  15. Holy wild cats that is nutty cool! They are sooo brave
    Snorts
    Lily & Edward

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  16. That was very special to be able to actually pet the cheetahs!!!
    hugs
    MR Bailey, Hazel & mabel

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  17. CRIKEY CHARLIE... this is SCARY butt we LOVED seeing it. Those cheetas are GORGEOUS. We think your mum and dad are MOST BRAVE fur SURE. THANKS fur sharing this with us.

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  18. They really are beautiful creatures, aren't they? Your Mum and Dad are super brave, but we think the Cheetah knew they were good people and would not harm him. What a fun experience for them!

    Woos - Lightning and MIsty

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  19. Wow, that is really cool! BUTT I don't think our mom would have the courage!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. I bet the big kitty was soft and I bet your soft too Charlie.
    Coffee is on

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  21. Oh my...what a lucky Mu and Daddy you have! Mama says she would love to pet a big bitty like a Jaguar :-)
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  22. I only held a snake once. And he was big! Fortunately he had been fed earlier. I would love to pet a big cat though, but for now my little cat Miss Oswin will have to do. And my bear Brom of course!

    Mara from Norway

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  23. OOOOOOHHHHHMMMCheetahs‼️‼️‼️‼️
    Charlie we cannot in our wildest dreams imagine the thrill! What a once in a lifetime honor to be cherished, they are indeed majestic and AWESOME creatures! (The use of awesome should be reserved for things like this. MOL I am am very cheetah like when it comes to rubbing. We felines can get overstimulated easily. Mom says you have to watch my ears for early signs.
    Matey Thank you for posting these beautiful photos.
    Hugs Madi your bfffffffff

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  24. PS
    One thing for sure my friend that Cheetah could never wear neck attire or hats as stunningly as you do!
    Hugs Madi

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  25. What a beautifur kitty! Charlie, your pawrents are so loving to the cheetah, of course he loved them back.
    Your Furend,
    Louis Dog Armstrong

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  26. You might have a good chase with the cheetah :D

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  27. WOW! That is so cool. I'd love to pet a cheetah :)

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  28. We have some cheetahs here in a natural environment zoo, but um...no way are any pees other than zoo keepers allowed to get near them. Actually we have a whole zoo dedicated to a naturla environment. the critters who live there seem to thrive, and some have young ones too. In winter the 'tropical' critters are housed inside, but not on view, its closed then...only a seasonal zoo for us. Well, its open for brief periods for events and then the animals that like cold weather are out and can be seen, like lynx, wolves and several others.

    Those are furtastic pictures of your brave peeps, Charlie!

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  29. That cheetah looks pretty tame! My momma petted a cheetah at a petting zoo when she was really young. Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  30. Oh, how absolutely wonderful! I would've been crying my eyes out. That's how thrilled I would have been!

    Thanks for coming by my blog, Charlie. Don't be a stranger. :)

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