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SQUEE ALERT! A mouse in dandelion poof.

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Lucas the Spider is a test character created by digital animator Joshua Slice for the purpose of working on his techniques. “I’m responsible for the design, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, and rendering,” he says. Lucas’ form was inspired by jumping spiders and is voiced by Slice’s four-year-old nephew, also named Lucas. People are saying that Lucas is the cutest spider EVAR and is helping cure their arachnophobia. Folks are also asking Slice to expand Lucas into his own movie!

Happy Mother’s Day!

SQUEE ALERT! This itty bitty bird will steal your heart!

Day 6: Monday, April 30, 2018 – Last Day

Woke up early with the plan to leave by 8:00 am. Around 7:15 Rich called me – my flight had been cancelled. I got on the phone with Southwest and got on a direct flight leaving a couple of hours later. Whew! If I’d just gone straight to the airport as planned, I’m sure all available SFO-SAN alternates would have already been filled up. Ended up leaving at 9:30 instead.

Goodbyes and hugs with Tim & Alex, then took a Lyft to the downtown Civic Center BART station (my first time using the app – it worked great). Got checked in no problem. SFO’s Terminal 1 is by far better than San Diego’s. I settled in at a Chinese place with a good people-watching vantage. Ordered mimosas and a side of fried rice, which turned out to be a LOT of food.

Red Rubber Rex approves!

Flight home was packed to the gills again. We left 20 minutes late, but drinks were NOT free this time! Oh well, it got me back in one piece, and I didn’t have to get diverted to LAX or Las Vegas, thank god.

Rich picked me up and we booked it home – just missing the start of rush-hour traffic. Arrived home to find a big Styrofoam box on the porch filled with Omaha Steaks on dry ice – Rich’s & my birthday gift from my mom. Of course, it had to sit and wait while poor Cisco lost his sweet little mind greeting me:

“Ooh, and you brought lots of smells!” He was happy and I was tired.

Not much of a souvenir haul this trip. I got a t-shirt from MOMA:

I love all the detail, all the recognizable SF landmarks.

There’s my fortune and the Laughing Sal penny from Musee Mecanique:

I got a couple of lottery tickets at Tim’s recommendation – “It’s good luck to play the lottery while on vacation!”

I still haven’t checked to see if they’re winners.

The pamphlet from Emperor Norton:

And these three darling pop-up greeting cards. One each went to Tim & Alex and Jonetta & Bill, and the dog one I’m saving for later.

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Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge was on the plan, but just didn’t happen. It’s funny, this was the one thing my mom was most worried about, that I’d get mugged or hit by a car or blown off the side or something. Not standing on dimly-lit subway platforms, not my plane going down, but the bridge, LOL. She was relieved to hear that we didn’t find time for it.

Thanks for everything, Tim & Alex! I had an amazing time. Love you!

Check out the first two San Francisco Travelogues: 2015 and 2016

Three New Rescues

The good folks at Big Cat Rescue welcome three new arrivals to the sanctuary. Meet Hutch the serval, and two new rehab bobcat kittens, Lucky and Clover.

A mountain lion with her adorable cub.

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With the help of Virguna National Park, Mussa the baby chimpanzee, was rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and brought to Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Center.

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Ladies and gentlemen, I present The Cutest Animal on Earth! This is an ili pika in China’s Tianshan mountains.

An iguana with his butterfly friend by photographer Hakan Pekbelgin.

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