July 5, 2012

Zelvis the Zebra

I grew up with a zebra named Zelvis.  My mother rescued Zelvis from a life of small cages, stupid cowboys, and 2 angry cougars (the dangerous animals- not the good-lookin’ ladies.)   It's a long story...

In deep contrast to his previous life, Zelvis found a safe haven, an adoring family, and a happy life on our farm. 

Here is my mother with Zelvis.


How beautiful is my mother?!??  Unbelievable.
Living with Zelvis was incredible. He was sweet and moody and wild and awesome and we loved him very much.

Cheers to you, Zelvis!
You were one heck of a beast and I love you. A. Lot. 
mae mae


PS- This post was originally published in October of 2011, but was republished today in response to Mama Kat's writing prompt about rescued animals.  

19 comments:

Danielle said...

Omg. You are officially so much cooler than me. A frickin' zebra?! I want a zebra! Awesome.

Alice said...

I will never forget the time you told me you had a zebra. You totally ruined my awesome story with your cool life. ;)

Julie said...

That. Is. So.Cool. And that picture is just gorgeous. I am so amazed!

Thriftary said...

I LOVE this picture of your mom! And Zelvis of course...

sharons said...

Having a zebra must have been cool! You look a lot like your mom too.

Alex said...

Im sooooooo jealous!!!!!

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Allyson Butler said...

So cool...I wish I had a zebra...

Dara Dokas said...

I wish I'd had a Zelvis in my life growing up! That would have been pretty incredible. We did have a duck named Topsy. But she went back to my uncle's farm. Ducks don't make good city pets!

May said...

The police here in Topeka, KS recently had to rescue a zebra. It had gotten away from its fenced area and headed to the interstate....hmmm...homeward bound? It was just eating grass along side the road calm as could be.

May said...

The police here in Topeka, KS recently had to rescue a zebra. It had gotten away from its fenced area and headed to the interstate....hmmm...homeward bound? It was just eating grass along side the road calm as could be.

Caitlyn Johnson said...

Who has a zebra? You! Now I feel like I can tell people "I know someone with a zebra" hahah. Love It!!

-Caitlyn
www.littlepetrie.com

Robyn said...

how brill-i love zebras-never get sick of seeing them!

thecoalminerandme.com said...

What a lovely story! And you mother is beautiful. We have a man who lives near us here in southern IL who has two zebras - one of which just had a baby. Kind of weird to see them out in the field, munching on hay.

kelsie fennell said...

New follower from Adventures of Newlyweds and ohmgee, you are potentially the coolest person I know. Zelvis was all it took.

Mama Kat said...

Are you kidding me!?! That has got to be one of the best memories EVER! I'm not sure I would have believed you if it hadn't been accompanied with that awesome picture. What a treasure!

idiosyncraticeye said...

Awwww, that is so cool! I'm glad you were able to give him a happy and meaningful life. :)

hellolj said...

What?!?!?! You had a ZEBRA?? Okay, and I thought I was pretty cool having a pet pig! You just blew me out of the water! So awesome! And it's precious that you guys rescued him. Bravo to you and cheers to Zelvis!

Christine said...

how amazing!! Love that photo--truly lovely. And totally jealous that you had a frickin' zebra!

Kenzie Smith said...

That is so awesome that you guys rescued a zebra! He is too adorable :D