Wednesday Koffee Klatch

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Chutz
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 9/8/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
From what I've seen most of us love animals of some type. Leave out our household pet and instead let's talk about other mammals, like something that lives in the zoo or the wild, what is your favorite wild animal? Also let's leave your weird uncle out of the topic of 'wild animals'...lol and believe me I had one cousin that would fit the title of wild! <shudder>

So, since I can't pick a cat or dog or chinchilla...I will choose the Penguin! I love penguins for lots of reasons. Hubby and I happen to collect them and it all goes back to dating. He's a hockey fan and was born just outside of Pittsburgh, PA...home of the Pittsburgh Penguin Hockey NHL team. Need I say more. Our first date was to a hockey game and I was hooked. Then the collection started and they are beginning to take over the place...lol The one thing I find so strange about them is they are paired off with polar bears! smhair shocked They live at opposite poles on the planet!

All penguins, except for the Galapagos, live BELOW the equator and all polar bears live ABOVE the equator. I believe it was a book that started them off as buddies and, as they say, the rest is history. They are just cute! And before I started reading on them I had no idea there were so many different types, 17 in all. They range from the 3 1/2 foot Emporer to the Fairy who is 16 inches tall so there is quite a range of sizes and shapes. And my favorite penguin of all is Opus!

What's your favorite animal in the wild?
Chutzie
Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
~Robert Fulghum

(\o/)Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
(/|\)

Post Edited (Chutz) : 9/9/2009 9:32:24 AM (GMT-6)


PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 9/9/2009 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
hmmm...

I may be cheating here a bit, but I think my favorite are the "big" cats, especially tigers, cougars, panthers, and lions. I love the documentaries on Discovery or Animal Planet, especially watching them raise cubs. Of course, I always cry when nature takes its course and one is killed or dies.

Oh - and wolves. (Probably cheating there, too, as their relationship to dogs is pretty close! LOL) But I love their social life, and how they live and care for the young of the pack together. And I hate that they're allowed to be killed again.

PaLady

Jim1969
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 2042
   Posted 9/9/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My 3 favorite wild animals are bears (any kind), eagles and wolves.

To me the eagle represents majesty and freedom.

The bear is fierce loyalty, love, and protectiveness of their young.

Finally the wolf a strong sense of community and yet has the ability to go it alone if need be.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


Chutz
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 9/9/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Jim...I must agree on those protective bears. They seem so much like human mothers and how they relate to their children...do NOT get between a mother and her child, especially if the child is injured or sick. One time when my daughter was young and fell...injuring her head...the ex made a huge mistake by scooping her up and heading for the bathroom with her and locked the door with ME on the outside. Ever seen a mama human rip a door from it's hinges???...lol

Chutz
Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
~Robert Fulghum

(\o/)Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
(/|\)


Chartreux
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9622
   Posted 9/9/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
the Zebra would be my favorite then, the white tigers,along with the sleek looking black panthers (leopards)..
of course y'all probably knew I'd pick something from the cat family....
Did y'all know that the cheetah's might be the fastest, but they can't retract their claws either (the
only wild cat not able to retract it's claws)...
**********************************************
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's and Ocular Migraines

********>^..^<********>^..^<********>^..^<********


skeye
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 9/9/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I love them all! Surprise, surprise smilewinkgrin!

Skeye

PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 9/9/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,
I would have thought you were going to describe some of your creepy crawly friends!! shocked smilewinkgrin

But that's ok with me!! tongue

PaLady

skeye
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 9/9/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Nah! I'm really more of a mammal person! My interest in reptiles is the result of working with snakes & lizards for the past three years.

Skeye

mikeinpittsburgh
New Member


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 9/9/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I am fascinated by manatees. I met a few on a trip to Florida.
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:54 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,780 posts in 301,335 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151435 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Manny222.
158 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Heatheranne87, Job_the_Phoenix, kimbfowler, Lymiemomster, sharron19


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer