Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Feet is on his way home!

Happy Feet the penguin is now
aboard the NIWA’s research vessel,
 Tangaroa, as of the evening of
 August 29th, New Zealand time.
He will stay approximately 4 days
 at sea and will then be let free in
 an area known for where other 
juvenile emperor penguins are.
(or so we hope!)
We miss you Happy Feet...
Photos courtesy of

 Being carried onto the ship

 His new home for the next 4 days.

All comfy cozy on his belly
with new snow.
From another HF fan,
Kathleen Johnson shared
one of her favorite quotes
and now one of mine.
From the book,
"The Outermost House"
by Henry Beston.

"We need another and a wiser and
perhaps a more mystical concept of
animals.  Remote from universal
nature and living by complicated
 artifice, man in civilization surveys
the creature through the glass of
 his knowledge and sees thereby a
 feather magnified and the whole
 image in distortion. We patronize
them for their incompleteness, for
 their tragic fate for having taken
 form so far below ourselves. And
therein do we err. For the animal
 shall not be measured by man."

"In a world older and more complete
 than ours, they move finished and
complete, gifted with the extension
 of the senses we have lost or never
 attained, living by voices we shall
never hear. They are not brethren,
they are not underlings: they are
other nations, caught with ourselves
 in the net of life and time, fellow
 prisoners of the splendour and travail
 of the earth."  

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