I think those animal fanatics at the zoo might need to spend a little more time with some humans or something.
This Sunday, as you know, is Fathers Day (or as the stores now call it, “Dads Day”), and the zoo is having a program that it is sure will bring the dads and their kiddies to the zoo in droves:
On Sunday’s observance of Father’s Day, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, in conjunction with the National Fatherhood Initiative, will search the zoo between noon and 3 p.m. for fathers positively interacting with their children … using volunteers to find and reward Golden Dads in action. Winners receive a reward kit to encourage them to continue to play an important role in their children’s lives.
So if you are at the zoo on Sunday and you see a Dad hunched down with his arm around his young son, explaining to his boy why that monkey right there is flinging poo at another monkey, and suddenly a zookeeper rushes up and starts patting the dad vigorously on the head saying, “Who’s a good daddy? Who’s a good daddy?! Thataboy! Such a good daddy! Treat?! Daddy want a treat?!” and then proceeds to stuff a dead fish into that dad’s mouth … you’ll know why.
(And yes I understand that technically this is a National Fatherhood deal more than a zoo deal, but then this post wouldn’t be as funny … and PittGirl is all about the funny.)