Saturday, 22 May 2010

Trip to the Zoo

Penny, my sons Russian Dwarf Hamster RIP
This weeks topic is a tough one for me because I havent been to the zoo in years! However, many people joke about my home and call it a mini zoo so I thought I would share a couple of my snaps with you.

Penny died aged just over two a few months ago and he was the sweetest dwarf hamster you could have wished for. He taught my son so many things, the most important being empathy. I owed that hamster alot.

We now have two Russian Dwarf Hamsters called Mini and Cooper and my eldest son has a Syrian hamster called Blossom.


We have two miniature schnauzer dogs called Pickles and Wilbur but I also look after my friends Cairn terrier during the week while she is at work.

We have a Fell pony called Coca Cola or Cola for short. He is 19 years old and a native to this country. He is a stocky fellow and totally adorable.

Cola being brought in
Apart from the hamsters, the dogs and Cola we also have 8 guineapigs: Arthur, Patch, Elsa, Jules, Snowdrop, Sparky Petal, Polly and Jessica and 5 rabbits: Snuggles, Albert, Ralph, Bramble and Duffy.
So there you are, hope you enjoyed your brief visit to Rossett Zoo!


  1. A friend commented that I don't have to go to the zoo because I live with my own zoo here on the farm. It would appear that you do too.
    Love your critters. Cola is beautiful.
    But.., that blog header photo is to die for. I think it's one of the most beautiful photos I've seen in a long time. Getting the camera down on the ground is the best way to photograph animals. It's so much more personal.
    This photo is exceptional.

  2. Gosh, how do you remember so many names? I did enjoy my trip to your family zoo. That photo of Poppy is adorable!

  3. Great zoo you have there, Sara! My zoo is at home too, but it's not nearly so diverse.

  4. I would love to visit your zoo to see Cola!

  5. You do have a mini zoo. I would have a sneeze attack if I visited!

  6. How wonderful! Your own private zoo.