It is no secret that Cynthia’s absolute favorite creature on the entire planet is the giraffe.
The first time I ever visited Cynthia’s apartment when we were first dating it was hard to miss the life-size giraffe sculpture in the living room, a sculpture Cynthia had made from scratch using dowels, chicken wire, paper mache and finished in polymers and which, to this day, dominates our dining room.
For Cynthia’s birthday this year I arranged a behind the scenes tour of the Houston Zoo’s giraffe exhibit. Our tour was this past Saturday and it was a blast!
It was a chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures
Cynthia gets a nuzzle from Kiva
Cynthia joins the herd
Nigel likes the carrots
It was incredible being so close to these animals.
Cynthia claims it was the best birthday present EVER!
So now I guess I have my work cut out for me for next year….
You can see many more pictures from the encounter here.