Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Baby Panda girl.....











In June I was fortunate enough to travel to China with a small group from my Chinese acupuncturist's office. We support some students at his Traditional Chinese Medicine School in Chengdu and got the chance to not only visit but to see the first three graduate! It was an honor and a real pleasure.

I'll have many pictures to post over time as the trip was filled with so many photo opportunities - and I took full advantage! These are the first in the series and my favorites for obvious reasons. Who could resist having their picture taken with a baby (juvenile - perhaps 18 months old) Panda?? These were taken in Chengdu where some of us decided that, rather than spend our money on souvenirs, we would donate to the breeding program instead.

If some of the photos look a bit fuzzy it is because I was continuously in motion playing with this little girl, tickling her and snuggling with her and, I might add, even singing to her. :) She was adorable as you can see, and quite small under all that very soft fur. Her keepers had given her an apple to distract her but that didn't stop her from going for my sunglasses at the end!! It was also quite hot as you can tell from the sweat and flat hair - on me that is, not baby P. She was very well taken care of - those scrubs and plastic gloves are to protect her and not me!


8 comments:

  1. What a cutie! (both!) I heard the ones at the Nat'l Zoo are leaving, we're going to try and get down there before they go.

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  2. Good idea!

    This photo session beat any other one I've ever done for sheer exhilaration. I was so thrilled I almost wept at the reality of sitting there cuddling an actual baby Panda! And....I thank you for including me in the cuteness of this little girl. :)

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  3. I just love these panda pictures! I know you had a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Beth - it was the highlight of a fabulous trip! I could go back tomorrow...and give me more panda photo opps! They are the best!

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  5. So cute, wonderful pictures and souvenirs for you, I am sure !

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  6. Catherine - Thank you! This was the highlight of the trip!!

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  7. Hello Nancy Lee,
    Just a quick message to let you know that I answered to your comment about Alizarin Crimson.
    Have a good day !

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  8. Thanks, Catherine - trying to find the location!

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