While Lenin and the Communist leaders stood in stone in the back of Kathy and Harlan Crow’s estate on Wednesday, September 26, a couple of flamingos greeted 2018 Zoo To Do patrons at the front door. After a couple of strokes on their backs and a dose of hand sanitizers, guests discovered the delights and marvels of the Crow library.
On the side terrace, the armadillo played hard to get, while the anteater was a total slob eating a guacamole looking snack and the 10-year-old Argentine lizard stuck its tongue at one and all.
As the lizard was carried back to its portable home, a snake was brought in. While some shied away from the reptile, Roger Gault took a chance to feel the scales. The result was the snake doing one wrap around Roger’s arm to which Roger responded, “Wow! He’s strong.”
Speaking of animals, Hal Brierley reported that he and wife Diane Brierley were debating on a new canine member of the household. One Brierley would like to be put on the Canine Companions for Independence recruits that make the cut; the other Brierley wanted a rescue.
As guests like Kara and Randall Goss, Barbara Daseke, Pat McEvoy, Marlene Gault, Carol and Don Glendenning, Preston Hext with Claudia Lode, Barbara and Bob Bigham, Mary McDermott Cook just back from visiting relatives in Paris and Rhonda Marcus on her way to join husband Fraser Marcus at a lecture took in the sights of the library, 2018 Zoo To Do Co-Chair Kim Hext reported that while the main event was sold out, the After Party with Emerald City still had tickets available.