Saturday, January 10, 2009

Too Snooty to Be My Friends

There were so many cool animal friends for me at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas, that I am still reporting from there!
The next potential friend I would like to present is the Giraffe! There are actually 9 subspecies of Giraffes, and these look to be Reticulated or Somali Giraffes.
When my mom and daddy entered the park, they were told at the front gate that they would be lucky to get close to the Giraffes as they were a bit snooty, and not as friendly as the other animals!
That seemed to be so, as the Giraffes looked at my mom and daddy from afar......they had no interest in meeting my mom and daddy, OR being my friends!
"What's that you say? JB wants to be our friend? JB is much too small to be our friend. We are the tallest living land animal! We have more important things to do......"
These Giraffes are typically from North eastern Africa, Somalia and northern Kenya. The patterns on a giraffe are unique to each animal, very much like a human fingerprint!
Finally the Giraffes turned their backs on my mom and daddy completely, and went and ate some breakfast leaves from the trees. This must have been one of those "more important" things they had to do!

Oh well, I know I am popular and I have a lot of animal friends, but
sometimes one can't be friends with just everyone!

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24 comments:

the 4 Bs said...

hi JB, those giraffes do look a little snooty. they don't deserve you as a friend if they are going to act that way. you have US and lots of other friends - who needs those dumb giraffes anyway?? those are some cool photos of them anyway.

woofs.

Babs (Beetle) said...

MB told me that she has seen giraffes up very close but they were in an enclosure and were used to asking to be fed I think. They brought their heads right down to see her. They are very beautiful creatures, but it's better for them to be free though.

You have plenty of friends JB so it doesn't matter that they don't want to be.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

That would take lots of yarn fur that skharf!

HaRoooo!

Tank woo fur sharing the khool pikhs!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

meemsnyc said...

Ooooh the Giraffes are such beautiful creatures!! We've never seen one up close before!

Grrreta said...

Those are beautiful pictures! Those giraffes are really missing out by not being your friend.

Mary said...

You probably wouldn't enjoy a close friendship with these guys anyway...they might step on you or at least your tail! But they are very lovely and maybe you can just be "pen pals".

BeadedTail said...

Those giraffes are sure beautiful animals but they are sure missing out if they didn't want to be your friend!

THE ZOO said...

Hi JB. maybe tha Giraffes are snooty cawze they can luk down on eferyone.

Teddy Bear said...

Hi JB, I can't believe those snooty giraffes. Maybe they don't want new friends because it would be too hard for them to look down at everyone all the time? I don't know, it's just a thought.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Dino and Family said...

Whoa! I didn't know that there are 9 different types of giraffes! They certainly look snooty to me and it's there loss for not wanting to be friends with us. Love, Dino

happy said...

Hmm they do look a bit snooty...Is it because they are way up there? You know how high and mighty some can be...

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

They are some pretty!! Reminds the PM of the girls in highschool! Tall, pretty and snotty!!

Deetz said...

I am very sorry JB, that the giraffes did not want to be your friend. I am sure if they just took the time, they would be your friend for life.
I am your friend, and that is all that matters.
Deetzy

Hana said...

JB, I think the giraffes were not interested in being friends because they were hungry and wanted to eat first. Had your Mom and Dad brought some lettuce with them, the giraffes would have gladly been your friends. They would have been knocking down your door to be friends with you! Friendship in their case comes with strings attached! That is just my two cents. My Mom got to pet giraffes while at Busch Gardens in Tampa. She has a photo of it on our magic food box!

Ariel said...

"Well" how rude. It's there lost though cause your a great friend :)

River said...

They are pretty but you know pretty is as pretty does--which means they are not so pretty inside. Not worth pursuing as friends.

love & wags,
River

Anna said...

JB cool animal, have you ever seen them drinking water out of the pond, the way they have to bend down. BTW I think I have to go check on my giraffe photos, seems like these have different spots than the one I have....Excellent photos, and I like the first one very much. Anna :)

Katie and Da Katz said...

Hi JB...

Wow... dey gots big necks!

Dey mite steps on me. I run away.

Bootsie Woo

Liudmila said...

Mmmm... I do not understand how all these animals can live inTexas. I thought it's cold enough for them there.

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MedaM said...

Wow, what a wonderful series of photos! I’ve never seen any giraffe in private. Those giraffes are really beautiful and I would say they look so proud and arrogant a little bit, as they are aware of their beauty. This post made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

Hey they have greyhound necks!

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Hi-Woo JB,

Maybe they weren't snooty, but wif long necks they didn't notice yur humes taking the pics of them since they weren't eye level wif them.

-da boys, Cosmos & Juneau-

Kathryn and Ari said...

We agree with Cosmos and Juneau: maybe your humans were just too little for these tall animals to notice. How could ANYONE not want to be your friend, JB? Impossible. Just impossible.