Tuesday, February 14, 2012

So A Bunch Of Gorillas Walk Into A Hotel

Deb: Halfway through watching this I realized I was holding my breath. Not with fear but with pure overwhelming joy! I would love to meet the man in the "middle" and hear about every single solitary feeling he had. Wowie! Once in a lifetime does not begin to cover this!




For those of you who celebrate: Happy Valentine's Day from us to you!

34 comments:

  1. That was utterly amazing! Thanks for sharing that.

    And, Happy Valentine's Day to you! Tonight, Trevor, Odin and I are going to a high school open house - (Odin's future high school if things go according to plan).

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    1. Jo so glad you liked it! Good luck with the open house!!!

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  2. I want a gorilla kiss! How exciting! I love those curious babies. Wonder if he's so still so the adults don't mistake any moves for agressiveness...

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    1. Yes Hart if I am not mistaken it is a show of aggression to look them in the eye. And by the size of the sliver back we don't want to do that do we?

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  3. Oh my God...!!!!! I loved the guy's expressions when the gorillas started touching his hair...!!!!lol I had the same reaction here...Its so cool It was like the gorillas just wanted to make the world feel their presence and it felt like they were saying "Hey...We are NOT extinct.....and never will be don't worry!"
    AMAZING!

    And Happy Valentine's Day to everyone !!! and Ive already wished you gals on Facebook (twice :P).....I love you !!! xoxo

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    1. Shalaka part of the joy for me when I saw this video was the guys face. Loved it. Made his day! Life! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!!!

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  4. That's amazing I watched it twice.

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  5. Makes me verklempt with love for them and simultaneously sad that humanity has not honoured them as we could and should have.

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    1. I know Cheryl especially since we use to be them!!!!!

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    2. aww..verklempt is a cute word :D never heard that before...

      We do have "verklemmt" in German, but it has a different meaning.

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  6. (Sorry, I don't like apes...so I won't watch that :D).

    Anyway...I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for being so kind and lovely to me.

    I am so glad that I'm part of this blog-family.

    Thank you for reading my endless stories. Thank you for comforting me. Thank you for giving me hope and strength.

    *hug*
    I love you. :)

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    1. Becki too bad you couldn't see it. It is special but wouldn't want to upset you.

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    2. Aww...I did watch it.
      It doesn't upset me, I just don't like them.^^

      But it is nice to see the joy and happiness of the guy.

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  7. I have seen this and it is truly amazing. Happy Valentine's Day all.

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  8. I forgot to mention the look on the man's face is truly priceless.

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    1. I know Madge he is a doll that sweet guy. Happy Valentine's day!

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  9. Happy Valentines' Day! I have discovered you through our mutual friend Gae Polisner. What a wonderful blog! And you have a new follower . . . :-)

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    1. Welcome, Lena! We love to have you here from any source, but can't help adding "any friend of Gae's..."

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    2. Welcome Lena so happy to have you here!

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  10. That was so cool!!! And the expression on the man's face was so cute!!

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  11. I loved that video, thanks Deb!!! Happy Valentine's Day All!!! I rode RED today with a "red " saddle pad for Valentine's . Animals are truly wonderful and make us humble....they are the "real thing". No wonder they liked that man, he does seem like a sweetie. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

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    1. It's true Mary-Jo, animals sense this don't they. He was lovely. So glad you rode Red on his red saddle for Valentine's Day. How lovely!

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  12. aww I love the gorillas!! I kept thinking how soft and fluffy their hair/fur looks...good thing I wasn't there... I would be so temped to just reach out and touch them! What an amazing experience for those guys <3

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    1. Kelly it must have been so hard for him not to take those babies in his arms. I guess the prospect of having one's arm ripped off will do that huh?

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  13. I loved the song in the video. I had to find out who that was and get that song: Gustavo Santaolalla - Apertua. I love a good music.

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  14. okay, wait a second here. Yes, that was totally awesome, but was I the only one wondering if someone had a gun in their hands (at least a traquilizer gun) in case that silverback attacked him?!?!

    That was crazy. The look on his face was priceless. I thought he was gonna pee his pants.

    in fact, I thought he did pee his pants, but I think it was just some leaves...

    Barb, what'd you say about any friend of Gae's...? :)

    Happy Valentines Day, you gorgeous, smart, funny women! I am in love with you! :)

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    1. Gae that made me giggle and I actually thought about that when you raised the point. But they did say at the beginning that the gorilla's come into camp a couple of times a year. Clearly they have not had any problems. I am guessing they are briefed on how to behave within an inch of their lives. LITERALLY! Happy Valentines Day right back fabulous you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Oh those babies...too cute! That had to be an amazing experience for that guy. Wonderous wonder...

    Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Love love love!!!!
    <3

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    1. I know Sheph and it made me laugh to think that the baby kept grooming his hair thinking "why am I not getting anything here?" Happy Valentine's Day to you my girl.

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  16. My jaw dropped as I watched this. That young gorilla groomed him! Wow! How adorable was that! When the gorillas first walked by, that silverback looked at the camera as much to say, "Don't even try, fella." Once I got over the fact that they were SO close, I couldn't take my eyes off them. I barely noticed the big guy because I was so fascinated with what the younger ones were doing. I can't imagine the guy having his head picked at did. :)

    Thanks SO much for posting this! Happy Valentine's Day, ladies!

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  17. I also thought it was great the way the silverback took one last look at him as if to say 'that's all buddy!". magical lovely creatures.

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