Thursday, March 31, 2011

Magical Moment 420, "The Critter Awards"

I'm nearly 28 and I still love to go to the zoo - even with no nieces or nephews to use as an excuse. I went to the Turtle Back Zoo in NJ with Eddie today. It was cold and rainy, but I thought I'd take the opportunity to have fun snapping photos of my favorite critters.

The Happiest Critter award goes to: Cassie the Sea Otter
This is Cassie's first nomination as she is a new addition to the zoo. She thanks her parents for making her so cute, and the zoo keepers for feeding her and keeping her energy up to entertain the guests.

The Most Hypnotizing Critter award goes to: The Sea Horse
The Sea Horse was also nominated for Brightest Critter.

The Brightest Critter award goes to: The Blue Fish
The Blue Fish and the Sea Horse are considered rivals in many aspects, but personally maintain a good friendship. "We work together in our goal to inspire awe in our spectators," said the Blue Fish.

The Best Dressed Critter award goes to: The Peacock
The Peacock has won this award several consecutive years.

The Big Beast Award goes to: The Brown Horse
"I'd like to thank my 2 little bird friends, for always making me look big in comparison, " said the Brown Horse.

The Most Illusive Critter award goes to: The White Wolf. 
He had no comment.

The Toughest Critter award goes to: The Prairie Dog
The Prairie Dog lost his left ear and tail in a scuffle with a predator. "I'm just thankful to be here," The Prairie Dog said as he received his award.

And finally, the Most Adorable Critter award goes to: The Prairie Dog
This is the Prairie Dog's 2nd nomination and win for the evening, and the first time in history the same critter has won an award for both Adorable and Tough. 

Thank you ladies and gentlemen, and have a great evening!


Eddie said...

The big winner of the night, though was not mentioned. She swept the night with four nominations and three wins. For the fourth consecutive year, Best Wife in the World goes to Elizabeth Grimes. This is her first nomination and win in the category of Best Photographer. This is her second nomination and first win for Best Blog. She was also nominated as Most Adorable, but narrowly lost to the Prairie Dog. <3

Hilary said...

What a cute idea for a post.. poor little prairie dog though.

Oh and what a shame that your hubbie isn't totally smitten with you. ;)

Linda said...

I loved this post, Elizabeth. I'm still wearing the smile it generated. Beautiful photos and great dialogue. I think Eddie needs to start his own blog. He's quite clever. And I think he likes you. :)

Rick said...

LOL - great photos and commentary, Elizabeth ! You and Eddie have found your niche - perhaps there are openings for judges at the next Oscars !

Dawn said...

Well I was smitten with your wonderful post and photos...but your 1st comment there took the spotlight ;)
You are one very lucky girl:)

Robin Malherbe said...

Yes, a fun post... Thanks

Deborah said...

Oh I just LOVED this, what a wonderful wonderful post!! :o)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Eddie, AW! lol :)

Hilary, thank you. The little prairie dog broke my heart!

Linda, I'm so glad it made you smile! Yes, I agree about Eddie. Maybe I can convince him to give a blog a try!

Rick, that would be a fun job. I'm going to give the Academy a call. :)

Dawn, yes I am lucky. Before I published Eddie's comment, he asked me if it was a bit too much. I enjoyed it though, glad you did too. :)

Robin, Thanks so much! Thank you for reading and the comment.

Deborah, Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)

MaggieGem said...

Love your photos and the narration was fabulous... Looks like you have a pretty big fan, that first commenter may be smitten by you!

Connie Arnold said...

I just happened across your blog, and how fun this post is! Great pictures and imagination!

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

Exquisite photos! Love them all!

I came across your site by accident and I just loved your blog.

All the best,

P.S I still love to go to the zoo, too! lol

Steve Gravano said...

Great idea and photos. Your captions brought a smile to my face.

Linda said...

Congratulations on the POTW mention at Hilary's this week. Well deserved.

Anonymous said...

What fabulous and adorable pictures! Brought a smile to my face.

Sandra said...

What a cute idea. And what great pictures of the animals. Congrats o POTW honors. Well deserved.

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