Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bears & Moose & Foxes..Oh My!

I would have loved to have said: "Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my", but the Fin, Feather, and Fur Outfitters were all out of lions and tigers. I took my 11yr old Boy Scouts to this fun and amazing store for scouts tonight. (Thanks Jack for the idea and taking me there earlier to "scout" it out!)  They needed to identify 10 animals native to their location. Ok, so I've never seen a bear in the Creepy Woods, but hey, it could happen! Also the book never states that the animals have to actually be alive.  I thought the fact that they looked alive was good!  I will apologize for the blurry shots. I think the lighting had everything to do with it, not the crummy photographer.  There were foxes, turkeys, deer, moose, elk, many different bears, groundhogs, beaver, ducks, and a ton of others that I can't remember! Oh, and a zebra, but I'm really sure they won't see those roaming the streets of Ashland.
Braxton and Daniel hanging over the balcony..can you see the fox with the grouse in it's mouth?  How about the bear trying to grab a hornet's nest? I can't imagine a bear would be that dumb!
Ummm....Elk anyone?
Giving "bunny ears" to the bear is fine....I would bet it's the only time in your life that will happen!
What everyone needs above their fireplace..a Moose
Finally, this scout leader and her helper (Stacy) just couldn't resist the hat section.  I asked the scouts if they wanted to try some hats on...that was a big....Umm..no thanks.  After seeing this picture, I understand why. We had a ton of fun and the boys enjoyed the "guy" stuff. 





10 comments:

Cheltz said...

Haha, fun idea for that requirement! Looks like fun was had by all!

Julia said...

You had me going there for a minute. I thought that you had a black bear at Whispering Pines. I bet that it was a fun excursion for all of you. How nice of you to do this with the kids.
By the way, you look beautiful with that hat.
Hugs,
JB

Sue said...

Good idea! And kinda beats the alternative, I think...

;)

Stacy Crawford said...

Awww, and I thought we were the foxes. Ha! Ha! Ha!

karen said...

I actually love those hats! You're a brave woman to take on the Scouts.

Life 101 said...

What fun.

selvageedge said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I took my kiddos to the zoo today. Next time I'll have to try the Fin and save myself a drive to Cleveland!

vicki said...

Kay-- I bet the boys loved visiting this store-- it's definately a great place to visit!! Even I enjoy going there!!

We usually get get out without spending a ton of money!!
Vicki

Donna said...

Really think you and Stacey would have looked so cute with a shot gun in your hands too....hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! I slay myself. Too funny.
Actually, I think this looked like a great time for the boys!

The Sage Butterfly said...

We, too, had a threat of snow, but there was not much to it. I hope we get a little more next time. Wishing you a wonderful winter.