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About the Zoo

Journeys of The Zoo Logo Journeys of The Zoo documents the Humour in Everyday Life with a Side of Reviews and Giveaways. We love to promote Canadians and The Little Guys.

We travel a lot of the year and when we're not living the life of nomads, we reside in Ontario, Canada. We speak English, Spanish and French and love the words Acceptance, Compassion and Empathy.

The Zoo in Mexico, December 2010 I'm Sarah, the Author of this blog. I used to say that I was a "Zookeeper" but people thought that I really was one. I'm not. Although it seems like it sometimes.

Blogging, talking and crafts are my favourite pursuits. I'm sarcastic and almost always joking.

I try to remember that Life is Short.

I became a Mother for the first (and last) time when I gave birth to Triplets in December 2009; Alexander, Maximilian and Artemis. Sadly, Alexander passed away. This is our Journey.

Ed The Zookeepter

The other Zookeeper is Ed. When he isn't sitting at his computer bringing home the bacon he likes to be in his workshop making (or breaking) things. Ed is really private (and follically challenged).

Alexander's Space Alexander was named after "Alexander the Great" 356BC-323BC. He is our first-born King, and considered to be one of history's most successful commanders. After a valiant fight, Alexander passed away from "Necrotizing Enterocolitis, NEC".

We miss him every minute. Alexander and Max are identical (mono/dizygotic) twins.

Maximilian, April 2012 Max(imilian) was named after "Maximilian the Emperor" 1459-1519 and is second in-line to the throne. His interests include catapulting things into the air, determining what fits in electrical outlets and deconstructing everything.

He is his Father's son.

Artemis, April 2012
Artemis was named after "Artemis the Goddess" of Ancient Greece.

She loves puzzles, looking after others and ensuring that everything is as it should be. If not, she'll let you know.

Don't try to call her "Artie" or "Missy" or I'll let you know.

She is her Mother's daughter.

Aries The Cat Aries, usually referred to as "Aries the Cat" is the Matriarch of the Family. She was born in the month of April making her born under "The Ram" Zodiac sign, hence her name.

At 17 years old, what she's says goes. And she has a lot to say!

Reina the Dog

Reina is "Queen" in Spanish and she lives up to her name.

Don't let the fact that she's an American Staffordshire Bull Terrier scare you as she is gentle, kind and loved by all.

She's even bionic!

Phoenix the Dog

Like Reina, Phoenix is a rescue dog. He was named after The Phoenix.

He has multiple health issues but what he lacks in brains he makes up for in enthusiasm.

He is a Boxer after all.

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[This was updated in September 2013]


  1. Hi Sarah! I'm coming your way from Brooke's Creating Comfort blog. Your blog looks like lots of fun and I'm excited to explore more! Your zoo crew is awfully beautiful. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss of your king, Alexander. Max is gorgeous. With love, Kasey

  2. Hi Sarah, just clicked through to this page when going about my Alexa duties. I love reading all your stories and I am so very saddened to hear of your loss of Alexander. My heart breaks for you and your family.
    Hugs, Monica

  3. I've been strolling through your blog and really enjoying your stories! Am so excited that we connected via Cheryl's blog. I'm definitely planning on living vicariously through you and your travels. I love how much thought you put into everyone's name. We chose Syona's name with a lot of thought as well (it means rays of the sun/happiness and also has a slightly harder to explain meaning that can best be summarized as the true essence of the female spirit). I have no doubt in my heart that Alexandar lives fully and completely up to his namesake.

  4. Thank you for joining my blog! So rare to get a follower from Ontario!! That is where we live as well.
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

  5. you sound like you have fun and then the kid get to see alot i love the name you gave the animal and kds

  6. I am sorry if my other question was rude on the other post, I am so sorry for your are so strong to pick yourself up and keep going. God bless you and your family. Hugs

  7. interesting stuff here - I like a girl with many hats

  8. Hi there. I love your attitude in life. I love your happy family and your lovely pets. We (my husband and I) have four cats we adore. I'll be coming back to your lovely blog for sure. Take care. Bye bye from a Greek food blogger.

  9. Hi Sarah! It's Tara from Don't Lick the Deck. I just had to tell you how cute your kids (and your pets!) are! I'm very sorry that Alexander passed away. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

  10. Hi Sarah, I love the premise of your blog and the fact that you are a huge supporter of Canadian blogs! This is awesome. Your family is lovely and I am looking forward to delving into your blog further to learn a little more about The Zoo :-)


  11. Hi Sarah,

    It was great to meet you at the Invest Ottawa seminar last week too. Thanks for the checking out my blog and giving feedback. I'm definitely looking forward to connecting with you again. Let me know when you bet back into the city.

    Here are the social media links you asked for ...

    Twitter: or follow @ModShopper
    Google Plus: ModShopper


  12. Love your kids' names! Beautiful family and great pets. Definitely gonna have to read more.


  13. Thanks for commenting on my blog - I'm so glad I was able to find yours! I love that you are "nomads". That's a dream of mine! We'll be taking our first big trip since having two kids to a small island in The Bahamas here shortly, and I can't wait! Also... just had to say that my son's name is Phoenix. :)

  14. I love your kids' names! Your family is beautiful. God bless you all.

  15. Your choice in names is fantastic!

  16. Hi Sarah! Thanks for coming by my blog!!! So great to find a fellow blogger close to home :))) Love you blog and your funny, witty ways!


  17. Awesome family and I am sorry for your loss. I have finally found the time to sit down and visit your blog on my laptop and I love everything. Though I have not read all (uhm! MOM?!?!?!) I like what I have seen so far. Will try to visit from time to time and I am happy to connect with some other mom's. Thank you and congrats on that Fridge. :)

    All the best.

  18. Great blog following found you from blogloving hop.