Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Living With Neil - The Lion

Jeepers, how would you fancy having a lion for a pet? Might be a bit scary but it surely looks fun. In the 70's Melanie Griffith's mother, Tippi Hedren created the Shambala Preserve where their goal was to rescue exotic cats that have been abused. During that process Melanie's family got incredibly attached to this adorable fella named Neil. He practically became a loving part of their family, isn't that sweet? The image of the maid trying to hop over him in the kitchen makes me giggle each time and the one of Tippi reading a newspaper while lying practically on the lion is strangely heart-warming, isn't it?

Lovelies, what unusual pets do you have or had in the past? Do tell! xo

(Photos by Michael Rougier for LIFE via Honey Kennedy)