When I was away with my family, we went to Oregon’s Wildlife Safari just south of Roseburg. It was great to see animals having room to roam. The giraffes are my favorites. It’s difficult to appreciate their immensity from a distance. Up close you can see not only the magnitude of their dimensions, but incredible strength and coordination that is required for them to move so gracefully. From the side their necks look broad and powerful. Seen straight-on they look thin and boney.
Sunny was an old stray with a huge abscess on his back. After a major surgery, and a radioactive thyroid treatment, he now spends his days moving between the couch and his food bowl. Yet he always seems to have an air of gratitude about him—a sense that he appreciates how much better things are for him now. Perhaps I’m just anthropomorphizing.