Before I give my newest Roy update, I just wanted to say something. Miss B, you can talk about tigers and other endangered animals all you want here. I know that I have strayed from the topic a few times myself. Yes, we cannot forget other endangered animals as well. We must also not to forget the animals that have gone the way of the dodo and have become extinct, either. If we forget the animals that have perished due to humans, then we are doomed to repeat the same fate with other animals as well. And what will we tell our children or our future children when we turn a page in a book to an animal that has become extinct. Oops sorry, but we needed the space for ourselves! When we expand nieghborhoods and cities into forests and land occupied by animals, then we must deal with our own actions. Those actions are to learn to live and deal with animals. After all, it is not they who invade our territory, but it is us who do the invading. We must learn to live in this world as a whole, not only with ourselves, but with the animals that we share this world with.
Great words said by two great men, Siegfried and Roy.
Now, for the Roy update.
On Wednesday, Siegfried and Roy spoke via phone to a Bunte reporter. I do mean Roy spoke to the reporter as well. Yes, he is speaking.
Roy told the reporter that he was with his feet already nearly in the grave, but now he is well again. He has the same trainer as Christopher Reed. He trains for 9 hours a day. The strict program he is on consists of 3 times with certain muscle training instruments and special walking and talking programs. Not to mention, that he was able to walk 558 steps with a treadmill. He can't stand up alone, yet, however, he does sit in a wheelchair and Siegfried drives him to where he wants to go and drives him around the grounds in a golfcart. Roy also has many ideas for their "Father of the Pride" cartoon series which will replace Friends on NBC. It will be on Thursday nights at 8:00 pm during the new fall season. It is written from the animals point of view. Roy also asked for plans of a new show, for the Secret Garden and the animals, wants to rebuild things at their other house and he wants to travel. He wants to go to Rome this year and see the Pope. Siegfried is trying to set up a meeting through his sister, Sister Dolore. (Yes, Siegfried's sister is an actual nun.) Roy has been to see his animals and his animals have been brought to the Jungle Palace to see him, including Montecore.
Siegfried even set the record straight about what the tabloids have printed about him recently. He never ran away and especially not from Roy. The trip to Cuba was planned for a very long time by their friends. Roy told him to go for some days and when he came back he would have a surprise for him. Roy showed him that he was already able to go into a car by himself. He also said that they are not on the outs with their longtime manager, Bernie Yuman, and Roy's brothers have never fought to see the books. In fact, they have been in close contact with Roy's brothers throughout this ordeal and they trust in Siegfried's decisions about Roy's medical care.
On another note, the prayer quilt has been finished and already have been sent out to Siegfried and Roy. When I get a link to a picture of it, I'll post the link.
Now, in my next post, I want to tell a few things that some people probably don't know about Siegfried and Roy, but should.