I found ET! He’s living at the San Diego Safari Park!
I know it’s shocking to think that he’s picked up a smoking habit.
But look at that stogie!
What do you expect with him homesick for his planet, and stuck all these years in Southern California? I’m surprised he’s not surfing.
Cheers to you from ET and all his extraterrestrial (Waller Gazelle) buddies at the San Diego Safari Park~
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224 thoughts on “ET Phone Home!”
It’s wonderful, the photographs of the gazelle.
Beautiful creatures aren’t they!
ET needs go home!!!!! LOL LOL LOL
Send ET HOME! With some nicorette!
Yes, that is a strange looking fellow there. Shewing a long stick like that is similar to Panda. Panda shews bamboo sticks like that too but more like a person put a tooth pick in the mouth rather.
Yes, I have seen pandas do this and you are right it does look like a person with a tooth pick. I am afraid ET has picked up some bad habits here in Southern California! 😉
Cindy – These photos are just precious and your comments with them are priceless. Thank you for sharing them with us and for brightening up my evening…
Hope your evening is most beautiful and your Valentine’s Day filled with wonderful moments…
Awwww, so lovely & so appreciated! Happy Valentines Day to you~
So Cool Cindy. Thanks
ET is cool isn’t he! 😉 Glad you like him & cheers~
Cute little fellow – looks like he’s smoking a cigarette!
Sad, but true! 😉
Thanks for the smiles, Cindy. Gorgeous creatures! Happy Valentine’s. 😍
Visa versa 2 U X 2!
Absolutely charming! 🙂
He’s pretty darn cute for a smoker isn’t he!! 😉 😉
Oh he is too cute – even with the stogie, lol! 😉
My thoughts exactly, but I think my husband is cute with his cigar too! 😉
Ha ha, my husband hides whenever he lights up, which I think is HILARIOUS. As if a breath-mint is really going to disguise anything, it only makes it more obvious, lol! 🙂
I am sure he learned this invaluable strategy in high school! I know I did. 😉
lol! looks like they are learning from us at last 😛
Poor extras! The sin and sun of Caly is getting to them~
I’m actually curious how nature is adapting to the changes, All over the world weather patterns are shifting :-\
Yes. It is scary. In SoCal we are still in terrible drought. No & Central Caly have gotten tons of rain, but we have not. The last week has been in the low 80 degrees F all week. Not good~
Perfect title. Humorous captions. This fella’s got character.
He does and he will smoke in non-designated areas, thank you very much, as the whole park is such! 😉
Just looking at this makes me happy! Smoking a stogie is ok, as long as you never light it……
Laughing! A smoke free stogie, what an excellent idea! I wonder if my husband will go for it……
Beautiful photo, although it looks like she’s smoking a Virginia Slim! 😀
Laughing, or a cigarillo. You are probably too young to have seen the ads, “Cigars, cigarettes, cigarillo?”
Omg, that is totally adorable!
The eyes are irresistable aren’t they!
Oooh, how cute! ET, love you!!!
Extraterristerials are da best! <3
LOL – this is great! I think the Waller is better looking than ET, but only marginally! 😉
Laughing, I see your point!
He really is sweet!
Big. brown, doe-eyes, with very long lashes!
They are quite lovely aren’t they?
I have a smile on my face as I type, Cindy…thanks! 🙂
Oh good! Mission accomplished & Happy V Day~
The little bloke just wanted a smoke. 🙂 So cute. From what breed or species is he from? He looks like one from a gizele or giraffe.
You get a double A+! He is a Wallers Gazelle. I have no idea why they like to smoke though……
Beautiful animals, and great photos!
Very pleased you enjoyed them!
Beautiful done, both photos and commentary 🙂
Awwww, so motivating! Thank you~
They look so delicate, Cindy, but elegantly beautiful. Hugs !
They are just peaceful and gorgeous! Hugz & Happy V Day cuz~
Cute little guy. Thanks for sharing with us.
Thank you more for appreciating him, errrr….or her!
No way…that is just too sad!
I know. I am broken up about it.
He’s so cute! And he looks exactly like a real live ET would be. 🙂 Fun post Cindy. 🙂
Hope you are doing something very fun for V Day Dor!
ET is adorable. Happy Valentine’s Day, dear Cindy! <3 🙂
And to you my wonderful friend Fae! When are you doing your transatlantic? One of these days we might be on the same boat…..
Oh my goodness, how adorable, those ears!!!
Those ears will warn him when to run!
Absolute delight! ٩(˘◡˘)۶
Awww, so motivating! Thank you & cheers to you~
🙂 Happy Valentine’s
You too my friend! <3
Such a character Cindy! Beautiful shots!
He’s a major cutey pie isn’t he!
Yes, I definitely see the amazing resemblance! You have keen eyes Cindy. Happy Valentine’s Day in advance!
Happy Valentines Day to you Lynn. I am so happy to have met you here in blogdom! <3
The feeling is mutual Cindy! Meeting you and following your blog has been an amazing experience! <3
He is a cutie but what is up with the cigarettes.
I think it is the bad influence of Southern California. You know Hollywood, the beach culture,
too much sunshine. We have corrupted ET.
Oh no not that. Well if he was out here in Washington state he would probably have a refer in his mouth as we voted pot in to be legal.
It could have been pot, but I didn’t want to say so……
So cute:) What a treat:)
So glad. Happy Valentines Day!
Perfect likeness! And equally cute! Thanks for sharing these adorable photos.
Thank you more for appreciating them~
You really did! Perfect!
Awwww, so nice! <3
ohh so cute <3 beautiful..
Beautiful, sweet, peaceful animals! <3
Extraordinary little creatures
They really are, aren’t they!
The likeness to ET is as remarkable as your image, Cindy.
I think he is wise to choose to hang out with wild animals. They are so much more civilized!
I was going to ask at first what in the world that animal was until I read the end, that´s my kind of gazelle, I can sit with her and have a smoke while we both watch the sun set. It is a beautiful creature indeed.
Yes, I can see it now! Perfect! Laughing…….
ist ja toll, herzliche Grüße, Klaus
Vielen danke Klaus!
“I’m a man of means by no means,
King of the road”
What a character and well shot too. 🙂
I think he would look spiffy in one of your hats Graham!
He needs a pipe. 🙂
He would look more distiinguished…..
Cindy, I used to get this kind of response to most of my posts, over 200 likes and tons of comments. Now I get a few comments and 150 likes. I know a few of my most active followers quit blogging. this is despite having 7,500 followers. I guess they are mostly AWOL. I hope my photography hasn’t gone to pieces.
No, your photography is wonderful, and you are a gifted photographer. I especially love your travel photography. Maybe this is a natural progression for a blog. It will probably happen to me. Some people might get uncomfortable with all the street shots of young females in skimpy outfits. But then again, others love it. So I don’t know. You could do always do post and ask people. You might get some interesting feedback.
The pictures of girls suits a different audience than WP bloggers. Still, I don’t know where everyone went. Thanks for the compliments.
ET could probably flap those ears to get home. Thanks I needed a light-hearted moment. Happy Valentine’s Day. <3
And to you my friend! Wishing you lots of love and flowers!
What a cute little guy (not to mention all the rest). Happy Valentine’s Day.
His eyes and eye lashes are what got to me! He’s a looker! 😉
🙂 Fun and a great series to open the day with 🙂 I like his attitude ~
He’s become California cool! 😉
Oh Cindy, these photographs are priceless! Awesome shots w/perfect timing.
Very happy you enjoyed them my friend!
What a cute little thing! Don’t think I’d want him in my back yard, though — not with that smoking habit, ha!!
Too many butts in your garden! 😉 😉
The animal it is a gerenuk, isn’t it?
Yes it is! Common name Waller’s Gazelle. I’m impressed you know~
Marvellous clicks there Cindy, most importantly he looks so damn cute!
Be Bettr, Stay Bettr!
He has such beautiful eyes and a peaceful dispostion. What’s not to love!
completely agree! 🙂
Hahahah….. what a funny fellow….
He is like a short giraffe!
How Cute.. . 😉
Yep, it’s your cuteness overload for Valentines Day!
. .. <3 😉
Very nice! I enjoyed looking at these pictures. Thank you!
Thank you for the kind appreciation~
good, good, good!
Is he ET-ing that cigarette! “lol”
Yeah! I think ET doesn’t know it’s supposed to be smoked, not ETen.
Oh,a very friendly and adorable ET dear Cindy ! Amazing photos,perfect eye contact 🙂
He is pretty easy on the eyes! 😉
Peaceable creatures are pretty amazing…..
Those really are some ears, and I thought poor Dumbo had problems.At least he had a rabbit for a friend.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
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A gazelle! what a beautiful creature!
Incredible aren’t they~
You have such an eye for the unusual to show us Cindy, I love this little fellow…
All creatures great and small! I love them all~
Then I am happy I posted!
Oh, Cindy, he’s just the cutest thing! That first pic actually did remind me of ET! HAHA! 😆 <3
That was my first shot when I saw him! Cute little extraterrestrial isn’t he! 😉 😉
Adorable! Makes me want to smack his nose (with a kiss)! 😆
He is pretty adorable, but I’m not sure your cats would appreciated him! 😉
Great sense of humor in this one, Cindy. Smoking, indeed! 🙂 BTW, there has been this rather fun and interesting project making its way around the blogosphere called “Behind the Scenes Blog Hop.” Some of my all-time favorite bloggers have been participating and James and Terri Vance nominated me. I have responded in my blog today. Four questions are asked about how and why we blog. I, in turn, have nominated you. You can choose to participate or not. It is totally up to you. Mainly, I wanted to encourage the folks who follow me to check out your blog. 🙂 –Curt
Oh, Curt this is so thoughtful of you. I am touched by your consideration and will check out the Blog Hop. Thank you my friend & be well~
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This is so nice of both of you! I am honored and humbled. Thank you & cheers too~
The second photo is precious. It’s been five minutes, and I am still laughing. Thank you.
Makes me smile! So glad it made you laugh & cheers to you~
He is so cute!
He is & I’m glad you like him!
He’s so sweet and adorable. 🙂
That is just what he is like!
This certainly brought a smile. What a great narrative to go with this gorgeous animal. 🙂
Well, thank you kindly and very happy you enjoyed! Cheers to you~
Fun post and cute photos! Thanks Cindy. 🙂
Thank you more for the appreciation!
Your photos are always a treat. 🙂
LOL Alert the press!
I was thinking more along the lines of contacting his home planet. Do you have any ideas on how we could do this?
Hmm. Cell phone home?
Maybe the newest version………
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What a cutie! He sure has a long neck! Cute face!nhugz Lisa and Bear
He is designed much like a short giraffe!
What a face!
Definitely capured my attention~
So now we know who ET was modeled after – thanks for the info – great photos!
I think Speilberg should cut him in on the profits……..
Einen schönen Dienstag wünsche ich wunderschöne Fotos sind tolle Tiere Grüße dich lieb Gislinde
Guten Tag und vielen danke Gislinde! <3
Sweet animal… and like most Southern Californians, at least he has the sense not to light that cigarette! (I hope…)
Laughing….he chews it instead!
That a face! (And, yes, I’m this far behind on visiting my favorite blogs.)
Sorry, I’m meant what a face, obviously.
Your typo is safe with me as I am the undisputed queen of the typo and I confess to liking them. They add character! 😉
Thanks! The cold and snow are affecting my brain!
Peaceful and herbiverous! Works for me! 😉
LOL – How cute. He needs to kick the smoking habit though. 😉
We need to get him some nicorette. I bet he would like chewing it…….
What fun photos – great post 🙂
Very happy you enjoyed it & cheers to you~
He is amazing!!
Pretty remarkable even if he isn’t extraterristerial!
Come to think of it, I know someone who resembles that deer. (laughs)
Oooh, now I want to know who!!!! Laughing…..
He’s a local. He’s fond of chewing sticks. Hahaha!
Yes! This is what we do out in the sticks!!! 😉 😉
Whoa! This dear looks awesome. Great pictures 🙂
He is heads above other gazelles! 😉
WHAT a precious face! 😀 Wonderful captures!!
Yep, he is about as cute as can be! Cheers & thanks~
This is so clever, he definitely could resemble E.T. and is quite ridiculous with his large eyes and ears. So sweet looking, too.
Don’t tell anyone, but I think he really is ET…… 😉
Hey… Don’t knock stogies, Cindy! LOL!
It is hard for me to picture you with one, although I have smoke quite a few cigars!
Love em actually, but don’t tell anyone…..I smoke one or two a year on really special occasions. I bet you don’t! Fess up……
Oh, and I prefer Cubans, but definitely don’t tell anyone that…..
Hi Cindy. So cute. Thank you so much for liking my poem Sensed! Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.
Visa versa 2 U X 2!
FAR too cute for words!!!
I agree, far too cute for this world, which is why I know he is an ET……..
Har har haw. Indubitably!
Adorable okay? I want one! Too cute. 🙂 Blessings
I think they would love living at your house, but what is your smoking policy?????? 😉 😉
Hmmm. Well they have to smoke outside. LOL
That sounds more than reasonable~
Wow! Just so so cute.
Yes, they are, lucky extraterrestrials……
So cute! And you’re right. Looks like ET 🙂
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