Thursday, June 10, 2010

Reptiles....

On Monday, we got to go to the Reptile show in our town. I was excited to take Faith to let her get up close to some unusual animals. I grew up with all kinds of critters like these so NO we aren't scared of snakes, here, in the Hudson house. When we came into the building, the gentleman who was doing the show came right up to Faith and started talking to her. Turns out he retired several years ago from our local residential facility for adults with disabilities, where Faith goes for one of her therapies! He worked there for 27 years! He put us right up in the front row so Faith could see all the animals!

He was so nice and when he started bringing some of his animals around for the kids to touch, every single time he started right with Faith! The first animal he brought her was a huge iguana that he put right in her lap! She was totally excited! Then he brought her a python...
Faith was very interested but she had a hard time sitting still during the times he was talking, she got bored, so I had to do a lot to get her attention.
Then he brought her a HUGE albino python and she tried to grab a big chunk out of the poor snake!
And finally she got to touch an American alligator, which she really liked!


We both had a lot of fun, I could have listened to him speak all day. We got to see about 20 different species of snakes, turtles, alligators and other reptiles. It turns out that this gentleman was retiring from his rescue/business this week, it was one of his last shows. And all these things fell into place that we went to the library at that day at that time and just before the show started, then to meet this man, days before retiring who worked with special needs people for years! It was a perfect day with Faith standing, getting her library card and this wonderful man!

6 comments:

Mo said...

Love good days!!

Jen said...

Delighted you had a great time but I still shuddered at the photos lol. Jen.

TherExtras said...

Just neat! Happy for the snake-liking Hudsons!

Cjengo said...

Snakes I am okay with, scorpions not so much!!! lol
Thanks for the advice on the natural pain meds, I am so oblivious to this stuff. I appreciate your patience and comments.

Katy said...

Great learning experience! Couldn't have got me near that snake. . .

The Henrys said...

I love that she wasn't scared of the animals!!
Great pics, and what a nice man. I love his beard. Gracie would have reached out and taken a handfull of that beard!