Have you ever sent a post out into the blogosphere, absolutely convinced it was going to be Freshly Pressed? And then it wasn’t?
I’ve asked some fantastic bloggers to select the post that had them muttering,”THIS One Should Have Been Freshly Pressed.” A new blogger is featured each week to receive the coveted Freshly Pegged distinction. Participants will be awarded a genuine, simulated “Freshly Pegged” JPEG badge, suitable for posting in a place of honor on their blogs. Or not.
Be sure to read all the great Freshly Pegged offerings to date. But before you do, let’s check out…
Thoughts Appear. I didn’t know Thoughtsy very well last year when I asked her to join the elite fighting force that was responsible for the WordPress coup known as Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. She didn’t even like that food group as it turned out (what???), but she did not let us down.
Thoughtsy blogs about a wide range of subjects. Important things like pop-tarts, kittens and horror movies. She also lets her readers tag along with her as she navigates the shark-infested waters of “relationships” for a woman in her early 30s.
Her movie reviews are my faves. In Movies Teach Us, Thoughtsy condenses 2-1/2 hours of cinema into a couple of take away points. These may not be precisely what the director had in mind, but her summaries are generally a whole lot funnier.
Go get comfy at Thoughtsy’s place, right after you read…
Wolves Are the New Lap Dogs
The Seacrest Wolf Preserve offers a one-of-a-kind experience: a visit to the wolf’s world. For a few hours, I became part of the wolf pack, and those wolves welcomed me with open paws.
Before entering wolf territory, here’s what you need to know:
- Wolves give muzzle greetings. Just like a dog. They want to lick and maybe even softly bite your face.
- Wolves also like to greet your hands…with their mouths. Think of it as a handshake….with teeth.
- No quick or sharp movements. It’ll scare the wolves. (Really? I’m going to scare a wolf?)
- No loose items allowed except your disposable camera.
- Wolves like hoodies. Hoods are toys.
Upon meeting the first wolf pack, I got to pet Kiowa and Teton, and I thought, “That’s it. I petted a wolf.” I even turned to my friend and said, “Mission accomplished. 30 Before 30 item completed.”
How was I to know these wolves would take my experience one step further?
When I met the second wolf pack, I met Koko (but let’s spell it as “Cocoa” because it reminds me of chocolate). Isn’t she gorgeous? I love her. I wanted her to come home with me. I’m pretty sure the feeling was mutual.
Cocoa gave me a muzzle greeting, played with my hoodie, and then made herself at home on my lap.
ON MY LAP.
And there she sat while I petted her with one hand and she lightly gnawed on my other hand. It was like she was teething. Her light biting didn’t hurt at all.
Cocoa sat on my lap for a few minutes. It seemed like an eternity. I loved every second of it.
The wolf encounter was amazing. Not only did I get the physical interaction with the wolves, it was also a nice mix of education (I learned that wolves are a keystone species) and personalized stories (one Seacrest wolf can flat foot jump an 8-foot fence).
If you’re in FL (or even if you’re not), I’d recommend checking out the wolves. It was $15, and I spent about 2.5-3 hours in the wolf enclosures.
It was truly an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind experience that I’ll never forget…and can’t wait to do again!