Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pure Bliss ~ Wild Cats

As the sun set in the Saskatchewan prairie sky on Friday evening, Wayne and I headed out to stay over night in Medicine Hat Alberta to begin our Anniversary weekend.


We were up bright and early, to travel on to Calgary Alberta, and were standing in line at the Calgary Zoo as the doors opened at 9:00 a.m.  

Some women may be looking for something more exotic and romantic for their anniversary weekend, but not me.  A weekend spent with my hubby/best friend and a visit to the Calgary Zoo to see the three new baby tigers was pure bliss to me!









How can anyone look into those eyes and harm such a beautiful creature?  It's hard to believe that we are estimated to have less than 500 Siberian/Amur tigers left in the wild.  Humans have not been kind to these animals.  

To see these three little sweeties when they were first born check out "Zoo Borns".  

To check out Siberian/Amur Tiger Facts: National Geographic or The Animal Spot

41 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, they're gorgeous! glad you got to see them and share them with us. and congrats to both of you! :)

Lúcia said...

They are soooo cute, cool photos!!!
I agree with you, I don't understand how humans can harm tigers and all the other beautiful animals...

By the way, you look great! ;-)

norma said...

Aren't they beautiful !!

BeadedTail said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Stanley! Your photos of the tigers are fabulous! They are such beautiful cats and I'll never understand how people can harm them in any way. I could watch them all day too!

S. Etole said...

What great shots. Blessings for your anniversary.

Ann said...

what you are doing is never as important as who you are doing it with. Glad you had a good weekend. The shots are beautiful.

Brian said...

WOW! I see you ran into my relatives! They are soooooo gorgeous!

Deb said...

Beautiful photos, Catherine, You really captured their personalities.
"Happy Anniversary".

Barbara said...

Oh, they're adorable! Sounds like a wonderful anniversary celebration to me (happy anniversary!) Love that photo of you two, as well!

Kathryn said...

It would be the sort of thing I would do on my anniversary too. Beautiful pics.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely pictures Catherine. The sunset is spectacular:)

Tamago said...

Oh the picture of the sky is gorgeous!! And baby tigers, they are so precious. I agree humans have not been kind to them and other creatures, but I'm thankful to the effort other humans make to save them! Looks like you had a wonderful anniversary weekend :-)

Eileen said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend away.

The photos are terrific, as always. The one of the kitten running towards to the camera is phenomenal. And the upside down cat reminds me of my own cats. How incredibly beautiful and awe inspiring!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,

What a gorgeous animal it is and you are so right! But humans have lots of things on their conscious in regard to all animals; even house pets!
It has been quite some years since we were in Calgary but I bet you had a swell time together. You found my comment from yesterday I guess.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

missing moments said...

they are so gorgeous .. never understand those that hunt them!!!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, Just wanted to drop by and say HELLO. It's been a busy week/month --and just gonna get busier.

Sounds like a wonderful Anniversary Getaway. That is just the type of anniversary I would love too. The tigers are awesome.
Hugs,
Betsy

Laurie said...

Tigers are one of my most favorite animals. I think they're the most beautiful creatures. Great pics Catherine, and you and your hubby are looking great!

Tricia Hays said...

Happy Happy Anniversary & I'd say it sounds like you had a wonderful time! Look at those faces on the both of you!

The tiger faces are beautiful... I don't know why people do so many of the things they do, it's beyond me... but I keep praying for them all!

~*Connie*~ said...

That first photo is so beautiful. Almost as beautiful as those tiger cubs :)

Becca said...

Happy Anniversary! What a fun and relaxing way to celebrate! I LOVE those tigers...they always remind me of my "Fetzer boy" that thinks he's a jungle kitty. :-)
Great shot of the sunset too!

a-l-t-i said...

Люблю этих кошечек!)) Красивые фотографии! и вы,Катерина, такая счастливая и милая.

Linens and Royals said...

Happy Anniversary. Perfect sunset and amazing tigers. XX

It's me said...

Happy Anniversary !!...owwww they are so sweet !!...you are looking good darling !!!...love from me...xxx....

Pantherka said...

Beautiful anniversary ... beautiful photos.

Fuzzy Tales said...

They're gorgeous, Catherine. A great way to spend your anniversary, I think. :-)

Sadly, though, humans can't even be kind to their own species.

SweetMarie said...

I LOVE your first photo...beautiful!
Congrats to you both! Those are beautiful cats!

Donna said...

well these are nice photos of those cats and for someone who has been to Calgary alot, I have never been to the zoo! if only i could convince my hubby to move to Alberta? oh and i love the colour of the cats....it sure would be pure bliss watching them.

so your vacation continues...

Sandra said...

consider these wonderful photos my birthday trip to the zoo. i love them, so beautiful. great shots

Anesha said...

Oh wow, what stunning photos. Looks like a great way to spend time together. YOu both look great!

kittykye said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Wayne!!! Love, love, love those tigers! You got such great pictures of them. I hope the rest of your weekend was just as nice :)

CricriCat said...

Ces tigres sont magnifiques ! quel beau cadeau d'anniversaire ! que de beaux souvenirs. Bonne soirée Catherine. Biz. Cricri

Pam said...

Happy Anniversary!! That sounds like the perfect weekend to me too.

Julie G. said...

Wow, these tigers are stunning creatures! Your photographs are superb! Beautiful post.

Happy Anniversary! I hope your weekend was special.

Kerri said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!!
You got some GREAT shots of the "kitties" - WOWZA!

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! Those cats are gorgeous, and you are right about the eyes! Awesome!!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Happy Anniversary! (belated)

I think your trip sounds like the perfect way to celebrate. Zoos are wonderful!

Awesome pictures as usual!!!

Linda R said...

Happy Anniversary my friend. I have to agree that it sounds like a fun way to celebrate.. Does that mean we have been married to long? LOL..

Your photos are fabulous. I just love those cute tigers..

Hugs~

Chatty Crone said...

What gorgeous - sharp - clear - and up close photos.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What beautiful creatures!
Happy Anniversary!

The Smiths said...

Sounds like bliss to me too!

What beautiful furries - fantastic photos too!

Kay :)

Jaime said...

Is there anything more strikingly beautiful than a tiger? I mean really?? I don't think there is... except maybe a strikingly beautiful BABY tiger!

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