On safari: It’s Good to be King

It’s springtime on the savannah, and our Goldenbeast is growing up.

With his first birthday rapidly approaching, the Goldenbeast is reveling in his newfound authority, standing on the precipice of adulthood just as springtime waits to ascend into summer.

He has, for example, taken ownership of prime savannah real estate.

From his comfortable perch on the plateau’s edge, the Goldenbeast enjoys a view of the front door goings-on as well as the ability to survey the treetops for interesting prey. He intuitively selects a vantage point that provides excellent camouflage.

The labocerous is not so fortunate.

She waits, vulture-like, trusting in sheer bulk to protect her.

What has caught the attention of our Kingly Beast?

Ah. There, in the treetops.

A small orangutan dangles a tempting bauble.

In his tempestuous youth, this would have enticed the eager young Goldenbeast to abandon his perch to attempt to procure such an item.

But he is older now, and wiser. He does not beg or ask anything of anyone. The jungle comes to him now.

He waits.

And waits. He knows if he remains still, perhaps the orangutan will simply deliver the item to him.

Sure enough, the orangutan quickly grows impatient, and it takes just a minute before he descends down the vines from the safety of the treetops.

Without moving a muscle, the Goldenbeast is delivered a succulent morsel- is it a strange jungle fruit? A shrunken head stolen from a tourist?

The Goldenbeast almost cannot believe it himself. Is it really this easy?

Indeed, it is good to be king. A hint of his youth shows through in his smug grin.

Or is he licking his lips? Has anyone seen the orangutan?

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  • Bringing smiles to my Monday morning!

  • Susan

    I’ve never seen such a cute orangutan before!

  • The orangutan, falling victim to the labocerous’ adorable “I’m really very very hungry” face, is in the kitchen feeding her right out of the fridge.

    • Oh, but you do know us well. LOL!

  • Tonya

    Eeeck! That tongue! ๐Ÿ™‚ Brody just gets more handsome every day. And that labocerous is pretty cute too.

  • Georgia Jewel

    What a handsome boy! Loving your lab lady as well!

  • Kim

    I love a good safari!

  • once again, an excellent entry about the jungle animals! love it.
    and OMG> that picture of Koa is just too much!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BOL! When is his birthday? Starr’s is Friday. I am making pup-cakes!

  • Delightful start to Monday morning! Cheers to the King and his adoring Court!

  • Jamie

    I just love the faces that Koa and Brody make. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

  • Nicole

    Koa has the sweetest face. Like an adorable, sleepy bear.

  • Chau

    They, the jungle animals, know how to train us well. Thanks for the Monday laugh.

  • Pikachu

    OMG Love the story and pics .

  • I love his crossed paws! Mine sit and sleep so sloppy anywhere they decide to perch, that seeing Brody cross his paws makes me think he’s being so regal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liz

    What beautiful dogs! Brody with his little tongue sticking out, and Koa looking so trusting. You are very lucky!

  • lawgeekgurl

    Brody is a handsome boy, and poor little chunky Koa is a beautiful girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I’m sure it’s just the angle of the photo!)

  • Vanesha

    I can’t stop looking at the furrowed brow, soulful eyes and crossed paws. That Goldenbeast sure is a gorgeous pup.

  • Kim

    I absolutely LOVE following Brody’s adventures! Thank you so much for sharing him with us!!