I was in Seattle for the weekend, and arranged to get into town early enough to meet up with some Seattle Urban sketchers for an outing to the Reindeer Festival at Swanson's nursery.
Two reindeer, Dasher and Blitzen, who were more restless than the ones that I'd stumbled upon earlier in the week. But then Blitzen turned her butt my way and put her head down to eat.
One camel, named Curly. Evidently, he was good friends with the festival's Santa. He stopped by Curly's cage on his way to his shift, and as soon as Curly heard Santa's bells he craned his head around to look for him. And gave a great harrumph when he hove into view. Which was camel for "About time you got here! How about coming over here and scratching my ear?"
I was pretty chilled by now and headed inside to check out the model railroad, sketching in the intervals between kids.
And then finally found the koi pond in the cafe.