Had a fun time at dinner Monday night in Las Vegas. We met up with Jeri and Terry and Jerry and Janice at Terrible’s for their 2 for 1 dinner buffet. The brisket is wonderful and Jim almost od’ed on shrimp.
We had planned on going to Valley of Fire on Tuesday but our Scooter isn’t doing real good. She has problems with her back and I think she twisted it when she was so freaked out the night we got locked in the motor home. We carry pain pills for her but we gave her the last one and need to get them refilled. We had found a wonderful vet her in Las Vegas last year and they treated Scooter’s back at that time. We decided to scrap the plans for Valley of Fire until sometime when we can take the time to enjoy it and not worry about the girls.
BUT – we did spend the morning at Roos-N-More. Sharon told me about this place and I knew it was someplace I had to visit. The problem is they are open to the public a few days a month and today was one of them. We made sure Scooter was comfortable in the motor home and took off.
I don’t know the names of most of the animals in these pictures but I sure hope you enjoy them.
The following is taken from their website. “Roos-N-More is the home that Jay, Valerie, Zach and Hailey Holt share with 160 or so animals. We never started with the intention of becoming a zoo, but as the population of animals increased so did the desire to share with others. Everything just sort of fell into place. One day I was sharing family pets with my children's classmates and the next day I was fulfilling a life-long dream.
Jay and I are both Veterinarians who own and operate a small animal/exotic practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. When we graduated from LSU Veterinary School, Jay had dreams of becoming a surgeon and I wanted to work in the zoo. Plans have a way of changing and soon we were parents of two children and running a busy veterinary practice.
Soon I wanted animals that I never even knew existed. I found that I was drawn into discovering and learning about uncommon species. I also wanted to share everything I had learned.
The zoo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers a totally ed-zoo-cational opportunity to our guests. We believe in conservation through education and hope that the up-close and personal encounters with our animal ambassadors will inspire people to help save their wild counterparts.
We are accredited by the Zoological Association of America and are dedicated to making sure our animals are as happy and healthy as they possibly can be.
We are still a work in progress, but I am so proud of what we have accomplished. I have fulfilled my dream. I was unable to bring the veterinarian to the zoo, so I brought the zoo to the veterinarian.Along, with the zoo, I found my home. Valerie Holt”
It’s been a long time since I have had such a delightful experience. The animals are just incredible and you can tell how much they are loved by how well they react with humans. I can hardly wait to go back again.