Animals

REUNION WITH CHAVA

Here we are in Mexico and one of the first things we did was go to see if the horses were still there and if Chava was still there to take people out riding. And the answer was yes to both! Our horse from last time (Mickey Mouse) has been sold, but there are lovely new horses for us to get to know.

Lili has taken riding on three days already - this is where the money from selling all those postcards is going.  

Second day. Lili, Chava and Galleta. 

Second day. Lili, Chava and Galleta. 

CAMELS, DONKEYS AND CATS

It is a fact that Lili remembers  places based on whch animals we have seen. Marrakech will go down in history as the place of the camel ride. That was the first thing Lili wanted to do when we said we were going to Morocco.

Most often people go to the desert for an overnight trip and then ride a camel there. It is close to freezing here at night so sleeping in a tent was not that attractive an option - not to mention the price. Luckily our riad was able to get us to a camel spot just outside of Marrakech, and they had camel babies too!

 

Lili getting on the camel. No fear at all - and they are high! 

Lili getting on the camel. No fear at all - and they are high! 

Cuddles after the ride. 

Cuddles after the ride. 

Saying hello to the camel baby. It was only about 3 weeks old. 

Saying hello to the camel baby. It was only about 3 weeks old. 

There are lots of donkeys and mules pulling carts in Morocco. Lili of course would like to stop and pat them all. Here are a couple of pictures of carts in the Marrakech medina souks. 

 

This one was really cute. 

This one was really cute. 

The owners of this donkey saw me taking a picture and quickly came to ask for money!   And did I mention that there are cats everywhere? While Dante and I scan the market for art and fabrics, Lili is constantly scanning for animals. Here are some kitten cuddles from the last 48 hours.    

The owners of this donkey saw me taking a picture and quickly came to ask for money! 

And did I mention that there are cats everywhere? While Dante and I scan the market for art and fabrics, Lili is constantly scanning for animals. Here are some kitten cuddles from the last 48 hours. 

 

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This place had three kittens!

This place had three kittens!