Sunday, April 23, 2006

Pleaseeeeeeeee, pretty pleasee, please with a boo on top, pretty pleasee


Pleaseeeeeeeee, pretty pleasee, please with a boo on top, pretty pleasee
Originally uploaded by somesai.

Visit - April 23, 2006

This has to be my absolute favorite photo of Tai Shan that I've taken. His face and eyes speaks of adorableness, determination, and patience. This photo and incident sums up Tai. Our baby has a personality that is unforgettable.

At first Tai did not make notice of the fruitsicle. Mei no doubt found the grand prize. It was a huge block and she licked and enjoyed it. Slowly our fruitsicle warrior Tai approaches Mei and goes in for the dive. She allowed him to share it at first as it was big enough for two. Afterawhile she picked it up and pushed Tai away.

Tai does not give up. He moves to the other side and continues with determination. He fought off her feet and tried a new approach. He started to bite on her paws. No matter what obstacle he faced, he was strong will and had his way at the end. The fruitsicle at one point broke off to pieces so the fruitsicle war was temporarily over. The fruitsicle struggle took place in the afternoon.

After awhile, Tai found new adventures. His tub was upside down and he played with it and it rolled down by his "apartment" fence. Now he is all set. He has quite a collection down at the fence. No mommies allowed there though!

This was a very active day for Tai and Mei. Mei climbed up the back tree and tai followed. Mei fell off the tree and broke a branch and yelled out loud. Tai was calmed and still up in the tree.

She also umm rubbed her tosh on the tree today and scent mark the back wall.

Tian on the other hand, dipped into the water, spent some quality time on a high tree and ate bamboos.

What an eventful day.

April 22, 2006, Rainy Day
This was a rainy morning. Today Tai climbed on the unsleeved tree in the back and was acting very adorable as usual. Mei also climbed the same tree. She's been going wild. A couples of times, I saw her looking for Tian through the mesh.

During mid morning, Teresa, the zookeeper came out to the audience area and threw a fruitsicle inside the enclosure. She called out Mei's name and of course Mei responsed to the fruitsicle toss.

Tai was stuck inside the big metal sleeve and managed to get out. Once he was out he came to the where Mei was below the rocks. To my surprised he didn't fight her for the fruitsicle. He has his back against the audience. As it turns out later, he had his own piece all this time! So that was why he wasn't fighting for it. After the fruitsicle, he started to eat the piece of paper and was entertained for quite awhile.

This has been a very eventful weekend in the butterworld!

22 Comments:

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Eugena said...

I've been waiting for great Somesai report for days!! Here they are! absolutely love them! thank you! somesai!

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger simmi the great said...

thanks for the entry frances. i spent a lot of time watching them this weekend bc it was rainy and ugly here in NY. LOVED the pics too. Can't stop looking at them!

 
At 10:55 PM, Blogger Frances said...

Hi Simmi and Eugena,

It's funny that when I'm there, I see a different story. Then when I look at the photos, it's like I'm reliving my visit but with a second story. Seeing the expression on Tai's face in the photos are priceless. He has such an incredible personality and it shows right through the photos without words needed! I'm glad you enjoyed them. The fruitsicle war was hilarious.

Frances

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger iamwordwiz said...

i add my thanks to simmi's. it was a bit ugly in virginia beach, too -- as my headache will attest -- but i had no web cam. what would we do without you, frances? we will certainly miss you while you are in egypt.

these are great pictures, indeed. it is as if the pandas know you and pose for you. i love the ones of tai in the leaves -- brave fruitcicle hunter that he is. but, i mostly liked your pictures of mei. i have never seen her captured so well before -- in all her charm.

thanks,again, for keeping us up to date. you know, if tai weren't going to china at two, i might consider moving back to DC!

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger Frances said...

iamwordwiz, welcome to the blog first of all and I love your comments on the photo as well as others. You guys are the best and I always looking forward to catching up with the group.

I don't want to think about tai moving back to China. It breaks my heart. I know mei will have another cub but there will never be another tai. Maybe I'll move to china too, haha!

 
At 1:31 AM, Blogger ffleur said...

Frances, I loved your update. Once again, its so good to have our "cub reporter" on the scene. For us out of city/country folks, its invaluable.

Your set of photos were so incredibly cute! Our boy is such a sparkling personality. Mei ain't bad herself.

Was Mei hurt when she fell? Did she bark? You said "scream" but I can't imagine a Panda scream.

 
At 7:41 AM, Blogger Holly said...

I was not able to get the cams to load over the weekend, so I missed ALOT! not happy about it either. I hope whatever is wrong with them they can fix.

Thank you for the updates, Frances!

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Kathleen said...

Thanks for all the wonderful pics and weekend report. I'm glad to hear Tai got a little taste of that scrumptious looking 'sicle.

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger cutesmallfuzzy said...

Tai's eyes are bulging out of his little head in that pic! LOL

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger cluke said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us.

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger simmi the great said...

dont mind me. just wanted to see if my pic showed up.

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger simmi the great said...

ooh, there i am!

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Frances said...

Nice photo simmi!

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

New update on NZ. I was swelling with pride about our brilliant boy using tools! Alas, it was accidental but I still truly believe he is "smarter than your average bear!"

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger LabWitch said...

butterstick just wants the zoo to think it was an accident. SUPERPANDA! (i think he's a pandaeinstein) just filed the information away for another day...a day when he'll do something spectacular!

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger simmi the great said...

thanks frances.

Tai is totally smarter than the average bear. he's superpanda after all:)

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

I loaded my (FIRST!) photos onto flickr. I didn't take them, I'm thousands of miles from Tai. The photos were taken by the panda cam and Animal Planet.

Check out his adorable, tiny paws and feetsies.

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Nessie said...

Very sweet photos ffleur!! So tiny...and then they grow!! Really beautiful creatures!

Thanks for your report and pics from the weekend Frances. I just can't get over how you can always come up with such right-on photo captions! They crack me up!

 
At 11:35 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Hi all...

I added my Saturday NZ pictures to the flickr PandasUnlimited section. :-)

(ntk)

 
At 11:35 PM, Blogger LabWitch said...

i like your new avatar pic simi! so many pretty young women in this pandasylum.

 
At 1:11 AM, Blogger simmi the great said...

thanks labwitch. my flickr avatar is based on this pic, just angled funny.
Nicole, your pics were awesome.

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

Thanks, Simmi!

(ntk)

 

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