Wednesday, April 7, 2010

L is for Lion

L is for Lion.

Several years ago a little lion cub was born at the zoo.  But something was wrong.  The cub needed medical help that the Veterinarian was not able to provide.   So the Veterinarian sought the help of a Neurosurgeon at a local hospital.
 (Family photos may not be borrowed or pinned.)
This is a picture of the little lion cub being fed a bottle by the Neurosurgeon who tried to help him.   He was my father-in-law.  (And the little boy is one of  Mr. Garden's brothers.)

Sadly, even though every effort was made to save the cub, he died.  :-(

It's Alphabe-Thursday.  Visit Jenny Matlock's to read all the L posts.

49 comments:

  1. I wonder what the vet thought the neurosurgeon could do? the cub looks so snuggly in the picture.

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  2. That is sad but sweet at the same time. Trying to save him was good!

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  3. Oh, such a sweet photo! The lion cub is so cute! So sad the ending. I work with neurosurgeons almost every day. :) Thank you for visiting and leaving comments on my blog. I've added you to my blog roll so I can keep up with you! Have a great rest of the week! Becca

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  4. Awwwe how cute! poor lion cub :( that reminds me of the elephant that was born at our zoo here in calgary . She died too .

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  5. oh how sad ... but so wonderful that they tried to save him.

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  6. What a wonderful family story....not that the lion died, but that your father-in-law tried to help this beautiful creature.

    I am sure not many people have a photo of a family member bottle feeding a lion.

    You are full of surprises!

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  7. It's wonderful to have it captured on film!!

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  8. How sad, but aren't old photographs just fascinating - a snapshot of time past. It's sunny here for the first time in ages, hope it is with you too! xx

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  9. An excellent snapshot. Poor lion :(

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  10. Wow, how neat is that. I'm sorry the cub didn't live but at least your father-in-law tried. Very cool.

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing this family "L" story, Gayle! What a blessing that your father-in-law was willing to use his knowledge and training as a neurosurgeon to try and help this lion cub. How fun that must have been for your husband and his siblings to be a part of all of this, too!

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  12. What a sweet photo. It was wonderful that your FIL tried to help.
    Jane

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  13. I love that photo...of course I love old photos but the way the brother looks into the camera...I can see in his eyes what he is feeling! You weren't kidding about the weather...It is cold here this AM and Doc turned the furnace back on!

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  14. Cute photo...sweet story, too bad the little guy didn't make it..

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  15. So sweet but so sad thanks for popping by.

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  16. What a sweet picture, so dad the Lion didn't make it

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  17. Awesome L story though a sad ending. Thanks for sharing and your photo is wonderful!

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  18. Now this is an unique picture and story!!! How special. Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Carolien

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  19. What an opportunity to care for a lion! Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Lovely family photo even though sad ending to the story

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  21. What a nice photo and I'm sure it is a special memory for both your father-in-law and brother-in-law to have been so close to a lion cub.

    Thanks for visiting me today! Please tell your nephew's wife about the Poet's House as I'm sure she'd be interested in it and it's website.

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  22. So sad about the cub, people naturally attach themselves to animals and it is so hard if die, especially if they are young.

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  23. Wow. What a surprising L link!

    You never know what you will find on this meme for sure!

    I totally enjoyed this little story. Your father-in-law sounds like a neat man!

    Thanks for helping to make Alphabe-Thursday so lovely!

    A+

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  24. Such a sweet picture! How sad that they couldn't save the lion cub!
    This is my first time participating in alphabet Thursday! What fun!

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  25. sad story, the cub looks rather adorable


    thanks for your visit to my alphabe-thursday

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  26. What an adorable photo, and how sweet that your father in law was willing to try and help. So sad that the cub didn't make it, but I love that everyone tried to save him. Great post. Kathy

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  27. Such a sweet but sad story. Wonderful you have the photo!

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  28. what a sweet photo, and he must have been a very sweet man....
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

    http://nprimopiano.wordpress.com

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  29. What a great old photo with an awesome but sad story to go with it.

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  30. Aww, so sad to see that it ended that way. Still, not often you get to feed a lion cub, right? Wow!

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  31. What a sweet photo! I am so glad someone had the sense to capture it on film! So many things that happened when people our ages were little are merely memories. I hopped over from Alphabe-Thursday and am so happy that I did! I am the new kid in class, and learning my way around. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and hope you'll do the same. until later...

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  32. It's nice when professionals combine forces to try to save species, even though they may be different. It is sad this collaboration didn't succeed.

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  33. interesting...i wonder what could have been wrong with that adorable little cub. this is pretty amazing!

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  34. What a dear photo. I'm sorry he didn't live, but glad to share in this sweet family memory.

    Btw... I love Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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  35. Oh! How sad, didn't see that coming,I was expecting a happy ending.
    ~Maggie~

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  36. What a bittersweet story about the Lion. It's wonderful to have such memories of your family. So sweet.


    On another note you asked me about the paint I used on my table.
    It is Walmart Brand, called "Slate," in a satin finish.
    Hope that helps.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  37. Sad story!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    Greetings from Scotland
    Shippy

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  38. What a priceless photo..and such a shame the cub couldn't be saved :(

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  39. What a sweet photo. It was nice that they tried to save the cub in spite of what must have been serious medical problems.

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  40. Lovely story - one that is certainly a bit part of family lore.

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  41. sweet pic, sad story, great post :D

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  42. What a bittersweet story! For his short life span, at least the cub was cuddled and nurtured. Your father-in-law is a good man!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  43. wonderful collaberation (sp?) of expertise, though.

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  44. What interesting family story. Such a sweet picture --so sad the little cub did not survive.

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  45. Awwww, how sweet that they tried to save him. I'm sure it was heart-breaking that he didn't make it after their efforts. laurie

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  46. What a beautiful picture!!!!! And the boy, how he is looking.......

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