With feelings of guilt for doing so, I contacted my wonderful friends at the Great Plains Zoo. All Annie wanted in the world for her birthday was to buy a monkey. Well, GPZoo (and I) were not up for that challenge, no matter how much she would have been delighted. Instead, we arranged a giraffe feeding at the zoo. Wow! What an experience. Their heads are enormous, their tongues can be 18 inches long, and their mouths are the softest, most velvety feeling ever!
Sweet Annie, happy birthday to you. I hope your year is filled with delights, happiness, loads of laughter and learning. You have brought a great joy to our family. You're teaching me more patience (well, trying to teach...it's a hard sell with me) and to open my heart to new heights of love. You my dear, are bound for greatness. May all of your wishes come true (except of course that one major wish of yours to own a monkey...that will never come true, just sayin'.).
I love you more and more, every day.