Luke, For What Ails You / Luke, Por Lo Que Te Aflige

MY PAL LUKE and I were back at Bioparc Fuengirola (our local zoo) again this morning. For some reason, the focus was on the fish today. We spent a lot of time looking through the glass and talking excitedly about each fish as it passed. Later when we saw the tapir, an animal I told him about last time, he remembered and said, “It eats ants.” When we saw the chimps and the gorillas, he again reminded me that “they eat poop.” Also, “they pee in the water.” All very good things to know. And this time, instead of another ice cream sandwich (click here), Luke chose a push-up ice pop. Strawberry, please. He told me I could share it with him. Um, I love you Luke, but no thanks. And, just so he wouldn’t feel badly (ONLY so he wouldn’t feel badly) I got myself a Magnum double chocolate. So, Luke and chocolate, good for what ails me.

MI COMPADRE LUKE y yo estuvimos de nuevo en Bioparc Fuengirola (nuestro zoológico local) esta mañana. Por alguna razón, el foco estaba en el pez hoy. Pasamos mucho tiempo mirando a través del cristal y hablando con entusiasmo sobre cada pez a medida que pasaba. Más tarde, cuando vimos el tapir, un animal del que le hablé la última vez, recordó y “Come hormigas”. Cuando vimos a los chimpancés y los gorilas, otra vez me recordó que “ellos comen caca”. Tambien, “se orinan en el agua”. Todas las cosas muy buenas para saber. Y esta vez, en lugar de otro sándwich de helado (haz clic aquí), Luke eligió un pop de hielo. Fresa, por favor. Me dijo que podía compartirlo con él. Um, te amo Luke, pero no gracias. Y, solo para que él no se sintiera mal (SOLO para que él no se sintiera mal), me compré un chocolate doble de Magnum. OK, entonces, Luke y el chocolate, bien por lo que me aflige.

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How I was feeling before I saw Luke. / Cómo me sentía antes de ver a Luke.

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A Sloth In Spanish

Yes, it’s still summer here on the Costa Del Sol. I was sloth-like Monday and Tuesday afternoon, so decided to go for a long walk Wednesday. But I forgot to wear my new cap.

So, I walked along the beach for about 15 minutes before turning into town where I could shelter at times in the shade of the buildings. The shade led me to Bioparc Fuengirola (the zoo), so I headed inside figuring I would continue to find shade under the lush vegetation. Of course, I found so much more. And most of the animals were finding ways to relax and cool off as well.


(Please, click the pics. You’ll be glad you did.)

I’VE NEVER SEEN ONE OF THE “HOOFED” ANIMALS GET INTO THE WATER.
THE KOMODO DRAGON WAS A SLOTH.
SPEAKING OF SLOTHS, THAT’S PEREZOSO IN SPANISH.
I’M SO IMPRESSED WITH MY EXPANDING VOCABULARY!
AND THE IDIOT TRUMP THINKS HE HAS “A LOT OF WORDS.”
PARADISE IN THE HEART OF FUENGIROLA.

THE ORANGUTAN (ORANGUTÁN IN SPANISH) IMAGES
ARE NOT GREAT BUT AREN’T YOU IN LOVE NOW, TOO?
WELL-SCHOOLED: LIKE THE “HOOFED” ANIMAL,
THE FISH DECIDED TO COOL OFF IN THE WATER, AS WELL.