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Saturday, May 30, 2009



Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your wonderful comments! It seems that there are many doggie lovers ,around the world, who are also interested in my wonderful country and that my idea of showing you around is tasty to you....YAY
..."MAX the tour guide!!"

Today, Im going to show you the KING OF OUR JUNGLE - THE LION. But firstly, don't you think that there is some similarity between me and the lion - my colour and my mane? I am also King of this household (Although Toffee thinks otherwise)! Unfortunately I don't climb trees! (By the way - lions don't usually climb trees! The photo above was taken at one of those sought after occasions.)

We have many animal parks in South Africa - the most famous is the Kruger National park - where you find the BIG FIVE - LION, BUFFALO, ELEPHANT, LEOPARD and RHINO. The Kruger National Park is about the size of IRELAND. Here, wild animals are free to roam as they please - it is their environment and humans are the visitors....wonderful!
Did you know that they are called the 'big five' because these animals are the most dangerous when you are walking around ("on foot" as the humans say).

Anyway, Mom's photos (above) of the lions were taken at "The Lion Park", just outside my city of Johannesburg. Its a lovely 'day visit' for guests in our city.

As I said in my previous post, us Dogs are not allowed in the animal parks. (Except the wild African hunting dog - which is an endangered species.) Not only is it dangerous for us domestic dogs, but wild animals can get all sorts of strange diseases from us and us from them. Indeed, some of us pedigreed dogs would simply not make it in the wild.

So guys, we love it here in South Africa. Hope you have found this interesting. Soon I will tell you about our 'biggest tree in the world'.
Have a barkful day!


Suzuki said...

The littler dogs always think they rule evfurry pup!
I hope you have a pawsome weekend :)
Big licks to you

Hamish Westie said...

What a fine post - two members of the South Africa royal family,lion and dog, both at their most majestic!
Cheers, H.

Mango said...

WOW! you live in a very strange place. I would be most afraid of a cat that big.

Nice to meet you.


Rachel said...

I can't wait to hear about the tree. You're really good at this tour guide thing!

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

What a wonderful photos!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us dear friend!!!!
Lion & dog..............Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...you both are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!
Awwwwwwwwwwwww.....how much we loved visit you in your special and beautiful country!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend dear friend!!!
Lots of love and kisses

Twix said...

I'm not sure what I would do if I saw a cat that big...I don't really like cats much. Okay, I hate em! Nice to meet ya, can't wait for the rest of the tour. ~Twix

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

That lion looks scary!
We can't wait to hear more about the giant tree!
Rufus and Indie