Posted by: The Saffa Mom | April 12, 2011

Freedom lost….memories gained.

Does anyone realise how difficult it is to get three kids to stick their heads through a hole and stand still while smiling for a photo?  

Friday I took the day off from work and joined my friends at the Johannesburg Zoo….with all the kids. It was a huge and happy reminder why I think that My Princess might be REMAIN an only child. The kids were happy. I was a little frustrated here and there. We have so much beautiful space in South Africa, that having to imagine we need a zoo….. is a little heart breaking. Don’t get me wrong. The zoo looks good. Animals all look healthy. BUT the cages are a reminder of freedom lost.

The most sadness I felt was with the elephants. They are one of the two animals God placed into this world that have the ability to bring tears to my eyes. If I could paint my picture, with no cares in this world, I would be in the middle of the bush with a matriarch and her herd of elephants. I would be part of the educational movement teaching people that there are other ways of working with animals that seem to destroy their livelihood. I would find those ways. I would be part of a movement willing to practice everything in the name of conservation.  

Where would you be?

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Responses

  1. I’d be the one in the kitchen catering for you lot.

  2. I’d like to be right out there with you. Or be Cindy’s taste tester! Could I do both? 🙂

    • In your dreams- you can be anything- anywhere!!
      Xx

  3. Asleep or having a massage to begin with and then…still working on the whole picture.
    LOL at the pics with the kids…have three, totally agree – it’s like catching quick silver!

    • Get back here with your picture!
      Xx

  4. captive elehants make me sad too, they need big spaces for roaming

    • So so sad. People are taking over and not finding ways of balancing it all.
      Another side to the coin- at least they not in cages.
      Xx


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