A few days ago Adrienne posted a picture of an adorable lion cub on her blog. It reminded me of a picture I have. My husband Rick worked for the sheriff's department for over 20 years in California. Every year the department sponsored a bike rodeo where kids in the community could bring in their bikes for inspection along with other fun things for kids to do regarding bike safety. The one year I decided not to go, a local animal rescue group showed up with exotic animals for kids to see. No one was allowed to touch the animals, but Rick knew the people and they made an exception just for him. This picture is of Taja and Rick, which appeared in the local newspaper. Now keep in mind that my all time favorite animal in the entire world are tigers. I absolutely love them. My bedroom is decorated in a tiger theme with items I've been collecting for years. So it was just typical that the one time I decide not to go, this happens -- go figure.