we went and "laid" with the tigers the same day we rode the elephants. there were signs everywhere talking about "laying" with tigers and once tanner saw that, he wouldn't stop talking about it until we went... to lay with them. haha. it felt safe, but they would never let this happen in the states. every little move they made, you felt like you had to jump away. regardless, they are beautiful animals and it would be awesome to own a baby tiger.
trust me, this is normal. just about every time we do something, there are sunglasses ready for a photo. the boys at proof don't miss an opportunity.
i know, i know.
"he moved his head?! ah, jump away!" haha see what i mean?
it was an awesome experience to visit these tigers and to ride the elephants in chaingmai, thailand, but i can't help but feel sorry for them. i mean, i know they are there for tourists like me, so i get these opportunities, but i don't like the thought of them being in cages and kept away from their families. i know that they are in good care but these are wild animals and are meant to be in the wild. i by no means am an animal activist but my feelings do hurt for them. i mean, look at that cute little guy^^^ i'm sure his mama would like to look at him and cuddle him just like i would my own babies. i hope that when all the tourists leave that they let them all out to be with each other. ooohhh i hope, i hope, i hope.