Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Monday, July 31, 2006

Was That A Growl?

The Lion and the Lenslinger
Sure, I look a little frazzled in the above photo, but you'd be less than fresh too if you'd just finished a steamy safari into the jungles of Caswell County. For that is where we found 'Pacino' (Al to his friends), a 300 pound rescue lion badly in need of a dental visit. Whew! By the time this shot as taken, the good folks at Conservator's Center Incorporated had tranquilized the big cat, lovingly stuffed him into a minivan and with the help of many a sweaty volunteer, wrestled his lifeless form into the examining room of a most generous veterinarian - all while I fought to keep it in focus for the evening news. In other words, your typical Monday morning...

10 comments:

BluesDaddy said...

Wow, what a shot! A picture is worth a thousand words.

dr. GONZO said...

Yeah...that's a great shot.

beFrank said...

I flipped out for a moment. I was reading your post and just focused on the words "stuffed him".

(whew)

Nice shot.

Smitty said...

That post was gr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-eat!

Anonymous said...

It's great pictures like this that keep me coming back to your site daily. 'Course I greatly enjoy your style of writing also. BrendaBee

dcarney said...

D U D E ....I've seen some long toothed, crosseyed, bushy wiskered, pussy cats in my days but this one tops the list. I'm glad to see you get this close to nature without needing stiches.......The Old Man

Anonymous said...

what exactly constitutes a 'rescue lion'?

HockeyPat said...

That lion kind of looks like me on any typical Sunday morning.

Billy Jones said...

Loved it!

Anonymous said...

Stew, that's the same look you give when a station page goes off from a certain assingment manager.

This I know, for this I've seen.