Friday, March 23, 2007

Extra, Extra...Read All About It!!!

This is from today's newspaper!! Alex is up close (in the group shot) on the right and Sage is up closer to the librarian, on a blue mat right in front of the boy in a checkered's kind of hard to see her but she's there (not the one with piggy tails...the other little girl in pink to the right).

Thursday, March 22, 2007


I just saw this today and had to share....

"In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth. The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans" that could be found quickly, were a litter of weaner pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops??"