The mine here in town is the sole sponsor of the Phoenix ZoooMobile, which tours the rural towns in Arizona with a small collection of animals. Tuesday, Amy and I took our kids to the mine's large office building to see the animals. The zookeeper had brought a tarantula, a night hawk, a beetle, a boa, and a ferret. Bree and Calan watched and listened carefully as the zookeeper talked about each animal. And Mason climbed on the table, took off his shoes and threw his socks across the room. At the end, the kids got to pet the ferret, and give it a sniff. Ferrets stink. Then we took the kids back to Amy's house to play, and poor Cora, who had been under the impression that we were actually going to the zoo, found herself sorely disappointed. Don't worry, we'll go to the zoo again this year. Just not when it's 110 degrees.