After visiting S.O.P.H.I.E., we headed to Burbank to see the TV and Movie Animal Walk of Fame (footprints of animals who earned a PATSY – Performing Animal Top Star of the Year – award) at the animal shelter, got In-N-Out, and then drove to Pasadena to check out a pet cemetery at Mountain View. There was not one, but we walked around anyway. We didn’t know what to do afterward since the start of the opening wasn’t for a while, so I got on Roadside America and saw that we were really close to the Bunny Museum. In addition to thousands of stuffed animal rabbits and rabbit figurines, there were live bunnies, taxidermy rabbits, and a sweet old cat. We stayed for a long time, probably too long.
I wasn’t worried since I was planning on getting to the opening closer to the end, but I only got to be there for about 45 minutes before they started turning the lights off, and most of that was spent chatting with people! I thought I’d be able to go back before we left town to really spend some time with the exhibition, but I found out that the gallery wouldn’t be open when we had any free time. I was super bummed. The show looked wonderful. I’m so proud of how it came together. After the opening, Nat and I went to a Cajun vegan restaurant with my friend and the exhibition curator, Julia, and another person in the world of animals and death, who I had actually met after my Annenberg talk. It was really nice to spend an evening in that sphere. Then we were ready for more vacation time :)