Mama was sick in bed and Papa took me for a day out to the Vancouver Aquarium! Fish are my new favourite animals. They make a funny sound and I imitate them whenever I see them. Most of the times that’s in books but here at the aquarium I could experience the real thing. I’ve been to zoos with aquariums before but that was before I knew how to imitate them.
Fish are nice but also strange. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Dogs come in all shapes, sizes and colours too, but not like fish. Some look very very strange. It was very exciting to seem them up close. I ran from one window to the other. Papa told me that a lot of those fish live right in the water by our house. I had no idea.
We spent a few months in Amsterdam and Papa and I went on a quest to visit every petting zoo in Amsterdam. I love petting zoos. I like avocados as well. And my yellow boots. After visiting nearly all petting zoos my conclusion is that people in Amsterdam really like goats.
This one is on the side of a canal on the bickersgracht in a small neighbourhood near ‘het IJ’ where we lived close by. It was my perfect for my size. They have a few goats, ducks, chickens, geese, sheep, bunnies and pigs. There’s also a little playground right next to it with a slide and some tricycles. It’s not very busy and I liked it a lot. Tips from Papa: This is a perfect little set-up for small children. The playground is completely fenced in so you can chill while the kid plays.
Mama doesn’t like zoos and I went with Papa and Opa to Blijdorp in Rotterdam. I like animals and there were a lot of them in all shapes and sizes. I have a book at home with a lot of animals and I knew a lot of the sounds they make. I was yelling sounds every time I saw an animal even if I wasn’t sure. Papa and Opa were playing along with my game.