Thursday, February 5, 2015

Good Fences for Lu, the Hippo!

We had a treat when we went to Homosassa Wildlife Park.

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Lu was basking in the sun!

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And there was a FENCE!

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AND a sign!

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And here we are BEHIND the fence! haha!

We didn’t go back for the big celebration but we wished him a Happy Birthday when we were there!

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

 

43 comments:

Diane said...

How neat! Very cool pictures, and I love the "Splatter Zone" sign! LOL!!

September Violets said...

What a effective custom sign!! You have to wonder though ... for them to have that sign, someone must have first been splattered ;] Happy Birthday Lu. Um, where's Lu's party hat Miss Diane?! Not just for the birds!
Wendy

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Fine pictures of Lu :)
And a great shadow greeting :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

eileeninmd said...

I love the hippo, happy birthday to Lu! Great fence shots, especially the shadow shot.. Have a great Thursday!

ann said...

Isn't Lu cute? Can a hippo be cute? Yes.

bj said...

Splatter Zone...hahhhaa...gotta love it.

Debbie said...

hehehe, splatter zone usually = splash/you're gunna get wet zone!!

looks like fun....and great looking fences!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute!! Fences are important for many reasons!
hugs,
Linda

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

What a wonderful fence around this sweet hippo who is 55 years old. MY goodness I never knew they lived that long. WOW!!
Great shadow of you two!
Hugs,
CM

TexWisGirl said...

sweet thing. i hope he/she has a good life!

Stephanie said...

Your posts are always so much fun, Diane :) Thanks for the extra cuteness today. Hugs!

Linda Kay said...

Love your shadow picture with the fence, what a great idea! Lu the hippo evidently splatters people a bit.

Christine said...

Happy hippo day! Stay well back from that fence! Glad you had a fun time!

Susie said...

55 sounds so young for us...but I thought that was old for a hippo. But then I am not real knowledgeable about them. Glad there was a fence. :):) You do see some unusual things.Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the Hippo and all the fences.

Kim Orcutt said...

Boy, I wish I was joining Lu basking in the sun!
Kim

Arlene Grimm said...

Those are very BIG animals aren't they??We have some at the Birmingham Zoo!

Jen Vandervoort said...

I'm wondering how they know Lulu is that old...cutie pie that she is.

That's a good old ripe age...and I had no idea that hippos got that old.

Jen

Sam I Am...... said...

Is Lu a guy? I thought it was a girl? I hope those were "good fences"...hippos can be very dangerous!

LV said...

Gotta have that camera handy at all times, as you never know when a fence might splash up.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Such a fun way to be part of the "Fences party"!

podso said...

Nice looking hippo! I wonder if hippos live very long lives.

Primitive Stars said...

Awww, sleeping Hippo,nice fence too.Blessings Francine.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm glad there was a fence and a good one! Love the sign!

Elizabeth said...

Very nice ! I thought of you on our trip down the state last weekend!

Ida said...

That was fun. Lu seems to be enjoying life there. I have a friend who lives in Homosassa, she's never mentioned a zoo there. I'll have to ask her why? I'd stay clear of the splatter zone for sure!

Teresa said...

I love the pictures! I forget how big they are! I also love the sign.

Pamela Gordon said...

That's awesome. And Lu is 55! Wow. Great photos and fences and sign.

Montanagirl said...

Hello my friend....Nice post! Loved seeing the Hippo!

Vee said...

Sounds as if it was going to be a good party! Happy Birthday to Lu and many more.

Rose said...

Oh, wow, cannot believe Lu is 55! Did not realize they lived to be that old.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Wow! I'd love to see a hippo in person.
Blessings,
Cindy

Linda Walker said...

LOL, Lu and I are the same age! Looks like you had a nice day. I thought I heard on the news that your were expecting rain....looks absolutely gorgeous! I am in desperate need of sunshine! Lu looks like one happy hippo, that's for sure! What a nice day!
xo
Linda
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Felicia said...

great captures. Lu looks so handsome.

I can tell which one is you in the selfie.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a wonderful animal this is, Diane. And he's 55 years old, wow! Hippos are so interesting to look at.

love, ~Sheri

Terra said...

Happy birthday Mr. Lu, the hippo.

Carla from The River said...

You are so fun! I love it.
:-)
Great photos of Lu.

Linda R said...

How wonderful. Now thats a birthday to celebrate.

Hugs~

Ariadne said...

I saw a huge hippo at the Zoo in Wien, Austria!Great!AriadnefromGreece!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Who knew they lived so long!!! Learn something new every day :)

Diane Writes said...

Lu looks so sleepy, not in the mood? Haha

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw, happy belated BD to Lu ..glad you were out of the splatter zone! We need to go back to that park. We stayed overnight there the first time we came to Florida ... On our way here ... And haven't been back.... 7 years ago! I can hardly believe it.

bailey-road.com said...

Happy birthday Lu.
I hope she is as content as she appears.