Training session with Jack

Today we were lucky to see one of the training sessions with the harbour porpoises.
Jack especially was quite active in this particular training session. He did not only get fish as a reward, but he seemed to immensely enjoy his tongue rubs he got from his trainer Paula.
Isn’t he a cutie?

It is still snowing

As you can see in the pictures, the snow is still there… We even have a snowfall warning for today. But still, the snow will not last very long – and tomorrow the sun will (hopefully) shine!

Snow – day 2

Well, apparently winter is not over yet as it is still snowing.

Good for us that we do not have to leave our apartment and can enjoy the snowy view from here…

Some quality time with Daisy and Jack

Today it was quite cold, and it was snowing outside, but nothing could stop us to go to the Vancouver Aquarium where we spent some time inside the buildings where it was dry and warm. And what better place to do exactly that than the underwater viewing area of the B.C. Sugar Pool?

Daisy was already at the underwater viewing windows, looking at her visitors and their cameras and phones. When she spotted Marcus’s camera, she swam over to him immediately and checked it out – a lot!
Jack spent a lot of time in ‘his’ corner but swam by several times, too!

After a while, there was a training session with both harbour porpoises – in the snow! So I went upstairs to watch Jack and Daisy – in the falling snow… It was pretty cold but so worth it!
Especially Jack was quite active. He came out of the water to reach the target pole and got some fish and a tongue rub from his trainer Ana afterwards.

Once again down at the underwater viewing windows, I could watch both harbour porpoises from a warm place.
Jack came by several times, and sometimes even swam with his mouth open, whereas Daisy was constantly at the underwater viewing windows, checking her visitors out. She seemed to be especially interested in Marcus’s camera and later, when Janel came to visit her, Janel’s phone. (Great to have seen you again, Janel!)

Well, time always flies by with the harbour porpoises… And much too soon (or so it felt) we had to say goodbye to them. But we will be back soon – very soon. Promised!

A sunny Burnaby day

Those snow covered mountains look really beautiful – from afar. I am so glad that we do not have any snow here…

Crafts at Member Appreciation Night

Today we had fun creating this wonderful fish crafts at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Member Appreciation Night.

Britta, Marcus and I each created some samples for the kids (and adults!) to look at before they could unleash their creativity…
Besides all the fish crafts, Marcus was even more creative and created a harbour porpoise; to be precise, it is a crafts model of Daisy!

All in all, we had a blast, and all the members of the Vancouver Aquarium that were at our crafts table had a lot of fun, too. It was definitely a great night!