Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Animal Refuge

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

On Monday, we went to an animal refuge that was funded by the Crown Prince.  These animals were all rescued from bad situations.  Some of the female lions were declawed and had their teeth cut in half.  Our guide said that was very painful for the lions because of the nerves in their teeth being exposed.  They brought in a special animal dentist from South Africa to fix them.

The enclosures for the animals were huge with pools of water, shade trees and AIR CONDITIONED huts !   It gets to be 120 degrees here in the summer.   We also saw some of the Sheik's huge  dogs that he boards there. 

It was hot and we had to walk through the sand.  The kids were so good but got tired, so we took turns carrying them on our shoulders.

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