Monday, March 10, 2014


Many of you may remember that we have a Zoo VERY near us. 
 It's the breeding zoo associated with the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

The Rhino breeding program is one of the most important. 
 They are breeding successfully:

Black Rhino

White Rhino
Indian Rhino
 One initiative last year to raise AWARENESS and FUNDS for the program, was to have rhino statues painted by schools, artists, towns......anyone who wanted to participate.

These rhinos are on display in Sydney, our  city Dubbo and towns in between.
These are just some of them.  We have about 10 just around us.
Upper left was designed by the kids at the school where SHE sometimes works.
SHE came up with the brilliant idea of having us pose
 beside  them.

These things are creepy.
We made HER WORK to get even this photo.
So SHE had to just make a collage of some of them.
(We did get LOTS of treats.)


  1. I love Rhino's and what a great program xxxxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. I'm glad there are people who act as guardians for animals that have a rough time of it, especially those whose populations suffer because of stupid humans. You were both quite brave to pose there. I think perhaps you are frozen with fear.


  3. What a wonderful project the colorful Rhinos will be such an educational event all over. Mom thought the last Rhino was to celebrate St. Patrick's day at first.

    Bravo for making HER work for the last photo. You ladies are looking good
    Hugs madi your bfff

  4. We love the Rhinos.

    Love Ruby & Penny

  5. Wonderful that the rhinos are being saved.
    I believe the Western black rhino of Africa has been hunted to extinction :-(
    Very brave girls posing next to them :-)

  6. They would be a bit scary to be near - but would gals are brave and you did a pawsome job getting sort of close to it :)

  7. OMD OMD That thingy is HOOOOOGE you girrrrls were VERY brave to sit by it.
    What a fabulous program. We knew you had a zoo, butt did NOT know that it was doing such a super thingy. You have every right to be very much PROUD of your zoo and what it is doing. BRAVO Dubbo Zoo!!
    The Rhino Statues are all very pretty. THANKS fur sharing this with us.

  8. Love it, I have really enjoyed checking out the rhino statues all around me too!

  9. Well at least you got lots of treats. We kind of think they are cute. We hope they raise lots of dosh for the breeding program. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. We would not have wanted to stand beside that without a lot of treats either!

  11. We have horse statutes all over town. Maybe we could trade some horses for rhinos?

    Your Pal,

    Murphy and Stanley

  12. You may have a zoo near you. We have one in our living room.

  13. Yikes!! Those are big scary looking dogs! We have a zoo near us too and we love when Dad drives us past it. We get to enjoy all the smells.

  14. Totally sound strategy girls, regarding the HUGE red rhino thingie!

  15. OH that is just great, we don't have rhino's around here but we know they are big cos mom told us. Those statutes are beautiful. We would be scared also, and our mom would be doing something unlawful like trying to put us on top of the rhino to get the picture....we know our momma.
    stella rose

  16. How cool. They are like prehistoric animals
    Lily & Edward

  17. Oh wow, they are incredible! How great to be able to stand right next to one.
    Dip and Elliot x

  18. I love rhinos! But even I have to admit the artful ones ARE a little creepy. Just watch out if they come alive!

  19. Such beautiful animals and so big! The colorful statues are just gorgeous!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  20. Why last year I had to stand by every pig here in Porkopolis aka Cincinnati. Now there were like ninety pigs in the city. Consider yourself lucky you get dignified rhinos. My neighbor works for the Cincinnati Zoo with our rhinos.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot.

  21. Wow, that's awesome, although we would not want to face a rhino face to face

  22. We had a similar thing here in Kansas City with cows. Now a lot of people have purchased them and have them on display in their gardens:) We are with you girls, not sure we would want to pose with them either.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  23. We think u did a pawsome job posing by the rhino.

  24. Howdy Girls, yaahoo for breeding programs at the Zoo. We all love rhinos too and love, love, love all the rhino statues. Thanks for sharing mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  25. Mom thinks baby rhinos are the cutest. Glad y'all got lots of treats for being difficult....good job. Thanks for sending me healing vibes and keep sending them please.

    Aroo to you,

  26. How cool! We had painted cows in Austin when I lived dere.

  27. That pink shapey rhino looks pretty awesome! We've never seen a rhino before... we've never seen an elephant, we think.

    Great collage, Mom. I can understand how you feel.

  28. OMD that is so pawsome!! Mom read just the other day that South Africa is in talks with Australia about sending as many Rhinos as we can to you for safe keeping - the Rhino poaching here in SA is totally out of control!!!
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Wally & Sammy

  29. Always always make them WORK if them hoomans want a good photo. You girls are smart! The rhinos are wonderful work of art. We have bears decorated in art in our country last year.. quite similar to the rhinos. Awesome pawsome!

  30. What a wonderful cause and so important.