Friday, July 30, 2010

How well do you know your ABCs?

Being blogging doggies has been a wonderful experience. Not only have we made such pawsome friends but also vastly widened our realm of information about this world we live in.
ABC Wednesday is a wonderful meme conjured up by DENISE NESBITT and HER TEAM which we are certain will help us update our knowledge in addition to giving us glimpses of the artistic takes of many of our friends on the English alphabets.

We missed ‘A’ which was pondered over by all last week. So, hurrying to catch up, Ginger is discussing ‘A’ and Buddy is discussing ‘B’ today.

‘A’ is for Aquarium’

Remember our friend Rick? Well, here he is.

(Rick is supposed to be our littlest friend. Will someone tell him to stop growing up so fast?)

Recently, he sent us some pictures from his weekend visit to the NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM in Boston, Massachusetts.

You better try clicking here HERE instead of squinting at that photograph!
Aquarium is a ‘vivarium’ which according to the FREE ONLINE DICTIONARY is a place, especially an indoor enclosure, for keeping and raising living animals and plants under natural conditions for observation or research.
The New England Aquarium is one of the world’s largest vivariums which acts as a centre for ocean exploration and marine life conservation.

Those are African Penguins also called ‘Jackass penguins’ due to their donkey like cry!! They are an Endangered species

Don't they remind you of ‘Ramon’ from ‘Happy Feet’? He is a Southern Rockhopper penguin.
Conservation status: Vulnerable.
Did you know? He is the only type of penguin who dives feet first rather than head first into the sea?

Little Blue Penguins are world’s smallest penguins. Conservation status: Least concern

Oh! Isn’t that Nemo now? He is wandering off all by himself AGAIN! Did you know, Nemo is an ‘Anemone Fish’

That is an ‘Ochre Sea Star’, a species of what is commonly called star fish.

Those two are Lion Fishes, a type of Scorpionfish.
Don’t be fooled by their lovely pattern. They have extremely venomous spines. No wonder their conservation status is stable!

Can you spot Rick? He is talking to that Seal out there. Is he a Northern fur Seal? Must ask Rick. If it is,it's Conservation status is Vulnerable

That is Myrtle the Giant Green sea turtle. She is 70 years old approximately.
Conservation status: Endangered

Those are Moon jellies, a species of jelly fish. They are survivors and can thrive even in dirty polluted water. Conservation status: obviously stable

Thanks Ricky and Ricky’s Mummy Ria and Daddy Arnov, for the pawonderful photographs. They made us read a lot and learn about our marine life.
And now over to Buddy....

Hello folks! Buddy here.
After that long discussion, I decided an ‘illustrated B’ will be a good change. So here we go…

B’ is for BONES.

‘B’ is for Bourbon Biscuits.

(Well, you can't see any because Mumsy wouldn't let me have any!!Sigh!)

‘B’ is for Bouncing Ball

B’ is for Butter

‘B’ is for Burger

‘B’ is for (Mummy’s) Baked chicken

Ginger:  STOP,STOP Buddy STOP! We have learned enough of your Bs! You are drooling all over the sofa and yourself too!
Anyways, it was Mummy’s mistake. She should have known better than to let Buddy discuss ‘B’ of all alphabets!

Mumsy, you better hurry up now and get US…err...I mean Buddy….some bones if you love your sofa!
And today's post was 'too much study and no play' already!


mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! What a fantastic collection for ABC Wednesday - so good to see all the family are involved. Great Stuff!

ABC Team

Kari in WeHo said...

The Bs were my favorite :)

Don't forget, we've moved to

Anonymous said...

Wow! I never knew learning your ABC's could be so fun! I bet swimming with the penguins would be fun. And I'd like to help Buddy with his B's cause B is for BONE first and foremost. ;)

Wantin to know what C is for,

Maggie Mae said...

I always learns sumptin when I come and visit you! My mom has been to that aquariums and she says it is amazing! Have a wonderful weekend guys!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS I gots the Ban Stupid People Not Dogs badge from Booker Man's bloggie, I am sure he would lets you post it on yours too. :)

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Loved the pictures! How old are Buddy and Ginger?

Busy Buttons said...

My mom loves those penguins...but I gotta say that I'm all about the B's myself. YUMMY!

scotsmad said...

B is for Bella and she would have bitten that butter, as well.

Loved the Vivarium. Went to the Great Barrier Reef once and went on a glass bottom boat. It was like another world. The huge sea turtles looked like they were flying.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mr. Pip said...

Love all the pictures from the aquarium. My little (human) sister loves turtles and penguins. I have learned all about them from her!

Your pal, Pip

Teddy Bear said...

Great lesson, Buddy and Ginger. The B's were my favorite.:)

Teddy Bear

Lola said...

B is for Buddy, therefore a very impawtent letter, right? We loved this post. Blog Mom especially loved the aquarium tour. I kind of liked Buddy's part best, but we agree they were both excellent.

lotsa licks, Lola

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome post!

Thanks fur sharing all those great pikhs - especially of your furiends!

As fur me? Right now, my B's are blueberries!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom grew up in Massachusetts and spent lots of fun times at that aquarium. It is really phenomenal. But she hasn't been there now since sometime in the 1980s. Guess she needs to plan a trip soon.

And such wonderful "Bs" you chose - we are all so hungry now - Mom, can we please have a bone now?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Priscilla said...

Wow! Thanks for your great lesson!!
We love this game!

Chewy said...

mmmm baked chicken yum! Like the pictures of the aquarium too!


houndstooth said...

What a cool and informational post today! Thanks for sharing all that cool stuff! Now I think I need to go find my bone!


Lorenza said...

That Aquarium is pawesome!
And yes... the b's are my fav!
Kisses and hugs

Mr Koda MD said...

I got all excited about finding Nemo and eating your Mommys chicken!

JD and Max said...

Oh Buddy and Ginger - you two are TOO funny together, he he he! Great post, we loved meeting Rick (yup, don't the little bi-peds grow quick eh?!) and all the aquarium photos were really cool.

And as for the B's - well, we couldn't get past that first one - bone - yummy!! The photo of the bone being enjoyed was wonderful - we could almost taste it from here!!

Looking forward to C next week!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun post! Rick is such a cute little guy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Roger Owen Green said...

Your Bs were BOFFO. And your A had a B in it too: BOSTON!

the booker man said...

howdy doody miss ginger and buddy!
okie dokie, me 'n asa totally dig your alphabet game post! that aquarium looks so so neato! i wonder if they let doggies visit? i wanna play with the seal! heehee. oh, and i have to admit that i was totally droolin' over buddy's B words, too. mama had to wipe off the keyboard. oops!
asa really wants to play next friday. she's already trying to think of some good C words. teehee.

the booker man

pee s -- you can totally use the "ban stupid people, not dogs" badge! i can't remember where i found it, but it's a grrreat badge.

sophie said...

Far! The Booker man's 'C'attempt is very impressive!

Anonymous said...

My dog, Frederik, thinks Buddy are doing the B's just fine :-D