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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium meet!

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 9:30 AM
  • Point Defiance Zoo

Hey, guys! My wolfie friend and I would love to meet some other furs- I figured a nice way to do this is to have a big meet at the zoo and have a picnic! uwu It's not required to attend the whole duration, of course; that's just how long the zoo is open. Tickets bought online cost $12.50, while at the turnstiles they are $15 (Pierce County Residents & military discount is $13), and parking is free. I'd suggest everyone bring their own lunch, but I'm sure some of us will be willing to pitch in for the group, pot-luck style!

Additional info:

Absolutely no alcohol or drugs. This meet will have zero tolerance for that. We will be in public, and what one member of the group does will reflect negatively on the fandom and other individuals, and we definitely can get in trouble because of that junk. 

I should be contacted at [masked] if anyone needs me. There is a bathroom in the picnic area, which can't be missed if you drive towards the entrance of the zoo. There's only one entrance. We'll meet at 9:30 at the picnic area outside the zoo; there is a parking lot right next to it, it has a wonderful view of the coast, and lots of picnic tables.

We'll be moving into the zoo around 11:00-11:30 and probably leaving, at the latest, at 5:00 to head down to the beach. I will have my phone on me at all times, so don't be afraid to text or call if you need help finding the group! I will be wearing a dark blue jacket and a badge, but I also should be identifiable by my septum piercing. My main goal is to make sure everyone is taken care of and comfortable, so please do come to me if you're having any issues. 

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  • Ruudy B.

    http://www.meetup.com/furlife/events/181798802/
    I made a blank bowling meet~ come join and fill it in~ Lolz

    2 · May 7, 2014

  • Luna Snowwolf/Xion the Fruit B.

    Was fun got to see some faces I've seen before, got all the tail pets with my snolf tail on xD*was the large white and black squares goin down the tail* ((YES, I do make tails, suit stuff x3 )) Sadly with these kinda events the groups go do their own thing so didnt really get to see that many new fuzz butts. sides that was nice to go to a zoo i havent been to in like 20 years xD

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Doc M.

    Blithe frivol and boredom remedy for this desk jockey. Everyone was pleasant, friendly and possessed of good character.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • PandaParty

    Talked to a dude, hugged a lady, saw a peacock, laughed at monkey arms, touched some rocks, witnessed some terrible parenting, felt old, took a picture of some fat stuff, c r y s t a l s, baby prickly pear, something something animal people

    1 · April 26, 2014

    • Doc M.

      Had I known you were there I would have given you some zoological sawdust and zinc tablets so we could have rescued the frost hag from her crystal prison together. Next time

      1 · April 28, 2014

  • Jessie

    What do you guys think about the next meet being a bowling shtick closer south?

    2 · April 26, 2014

    • Doc M.

      I would attend a south end bowling meet. Maybe Kents bowling alley? Or seacoma lanes?

      2 · April 28, 2014

    • 8008man2

      I would recommend creating just a blank group for a non specific bowling meet and we fill out the details as time passes

      April 28, 2014

  • Linkaton-Furaito

    Totally pumped, I am not a fursuiter (yet), but I will be wearing my linka tail again. Also allergies are destroying me so I may or may not have much of a voice tomorrow. XD

    2 · April 25, 2014

    • 8008man2

      Been having a really bad cold (on antibiotics) coupled with allergies so you won't be alone.

      April 25, 2014

    • Linkaton-Furaito

      I'm surprised my voice was actually doing well at the zoo, It wasn't fully there when I woke but as we headed out it got better. Thanks to cough drops

      1 · April 28, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    If you guys want to see vids of us at the meet here!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UXq8hMoK2VXFEU5CHv7AQ/feed?filter=2

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Keevin Patrick C.

    Omg it was soooo cool I met so many cool furs out there I had a blast but sadly it was my first and last furmeet in Wa and it was the best

    2 · April 27, 2014

  • 8008man2

    Oh, I meant to ask, is anyone going to the bowling meet next week?

    April 26, 2014

    • Kyvar D.

      Too far to bike. Would need a ride to even consider such a thing.

      April 26, 2014

    • Kiba

      I would go, but still looking for a ride. That's my only problem.

      April 27, 2014

  • Kyvar D.

    Had a very lovely time. Got to see a couple of faces from before that I remember seeing although cause of the over all scatterness and my unfortunately late arrival to the park, I didn't get to hang around everyone all so much except for sparse tagging along here and there. Still incredibly fun and amusing. So worth the bike ride.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Gabe

    Totally Awesome! Met tons of cool people I definitely want to talk to again!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Jessie

    It was my first time planning, so I saw some flaws, which I'll definitely improve upon next time!

    2 · April 26, 2014

    • GummyFreaks

      Same here! I will defiantly luv to go to another one of your meets they where really fun! :33

      2 · April 26, 2014

    • Kiba

      No you did a good job, yeah there was flaws sure, but really it was a blast. And hey you can always take what you learned from this first meetup and use it towards the next one.

      April 26, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    Thank you all that showed up My friend and I had so much fun and hope to do something like this again!
    This was a nice experience! Everybody was so nice and welcoming! Luv You all ~Lucky-Fur :33

    3 · April 26, 2014

  • Ruudy B.

    Loves it, you should make up another meet really soon!~

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Blaidd G.

    Everybody basically did their own thing, which happens a lot with these type of Meets, so I didn't get a chance to just hang out with all the new furriends. Otherwise I had a ton of fun.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • 8008man2

    Fan-freaking-tastic! If I didn't "nice to see you" for anyone else it's because I couldn't really remember your name :/

    2 · April 26, 2014

    • 8008man2

      Or I just didn't converse with you enough, but it was nice to see all who went, looking forward to my next

      April 26, 2014

  • Jessie

    We'll be meeting stragglers at Owen Beach first, then we'll scoot off to the AAA buffet at between 4:30 and 5:00 <3

    April 26, 2014

  • Zarek A.

    And I have the cookies and Tupperware that someone brought. I'm heading home now, but I'll be at the bowling meet later.

    April 26, 2014

  • Jessie

    At 5:00 we'll meet at the entrance of the zoo to head to Owen beach. c:

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Jessie

    We are now in the zoo!

    April 26, 2014

  • Meep

    Will be a bit late sorry friends we will be there in around a hour umu so go ahead without us and we can catch up (we had important things to do first that made us behind schedule)

    April 26, 2014

    • Unicorn

      Do you want wadis0n or I's number?

      April 26, 2014

    • Meep

      Mine is[masked] we're here just trying to find where you park haha

      April 26, 2014

  • Jessie

    OKAY guys, when you're driving through that little sorta vintage town, go past the large park with the lake and the guy with the tuba! Keep driving towards the zoo u til you see a sign that says "Main Picnic Area"! I'm here in a bright green and black striped hat, jut look for that!

    April 26, 2014

    • Jessie

      We are BEHIND the zoo!

      April 26, 2014

  • 8008man2

    Super nervous :/ Is this anyone else's furst furmeet? (ha, puns)

    April 26, 2014

    • Jessie

      Yup, lots of us are firsts, Gabe and I included.

      April 26, 2014

  • Jessica F.

    I'm sick =P See you all next time.

    April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Noooo :'c

      April 26, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! Cant wait to meet you peeps!!!!!!! :D

    3 · April 25, 2014

  • Wolf J L.

    -wuff-

    So is there a general timeline to this event? ( If you so this and other pertinent info may need to be added to the meet details )

    Who should be contacted and how ( email, cell, SMS/TXT, IM ) to get updates as needed?
    Where is everyone supposed to initially meet around 9:30am?
    When specifically are you expecting to enter the actual Zoo?
    These picnic areas, I assume you're talking about area outside the zoo ( which is where fursuiting would be allowed )? Basically where are these picnic areas?
    These picnic areas, do they have anywhere one could change in and out of fursuit ( like a bathroom if anything )?

    Example Timeline ( THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE ):

    9:30-10:00 - Meet up near entrance.
    10:00-10:15 - Enter the zoo
    12:30-13:00 - Have Lunch in the zoo food court area.
    14:00-14:15 - Migrate to picnic area at Owen Beach ( https://goo.gl/maps/f8Umk )
    14:15-16:00 - Hang out.

    1 · April 25, 2014

    • Jessie

      9:30 picnic, 11:00-11:30 enter zoo, there'll be shows throughout the day, possibly around 2:00, 5:00 (or earlier depending on the group mood) pop down to the beach to suit and chill out. Sound okay to everyone?

      April 25, 2014

    • Wolf J L.

      Sounds good, that info should help. ^,,^

      April 25, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    So sorry for being a nag but my mom need an address for the park! :C (already searched on goggle maps)

    April 24, 2014

    • GummyFreaks

      How did I not notice that! Thx tso much! I feel so foolish right now XD

      April 25, 2014

    • Ruudy B.

      No problem~ Haha we all have are moments

      April 25, 2014

  • Relena

    So I literally live down the street from the zoo but if anyone is bussing there its the #10( TCC to Pt Defiance) or #11 (downtown to point) so if anyone wants to meet me at the park we can walk to zoo. Let me know and you can have my number

    April 25, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    OK I told my mom and dad about this fur meet and they really want to go, but I already have 1 person coming! They just want to see what its like. so sorry but can I bring them? ( they are furries too)

    April 21, 2014

    • GummyFreaks

      sweet!

      April 21, 2014

    • Blaidd G.

      Whether they are furry or not, I recommend involving your parents in a few activities. I'm not just speaking to LuckyFur but anybody under 18. It's a good idea to show them that it's all safe and fun. Nobody will ever criticize you for bringing your parents. We'll welcome them.

      3 · April 25, 2014

  • Jessie

    Don't forget to bring lanyards for your badges!

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Luna Snowwolf/Xion the Fruit B.

    FYI- for those doing this event fursuit HEADS are not allowed. This kinda event has been done in the past at zoos and they shun apon full fursuits for masks

    April 22, 2014

    • Jessie

      Yup, once you guys are in the gates no heads are allowed, only during the picnic and afterwards!

      April 22, 2014

    • Blaidd G.

      I will most likely only bring my tail for the entire day. I haven't been to a zoo for a very long time, but I don't recommend more than a tail and perhaps ears-only.

      April 25, 2014

  • Jessica F.

    So I have to ask. With all the talk about bringing parents and school friends. Am I going to be the only fur in the 30+ age group?

    1 · April 23, 2014

    • Alphapak

      I'm in the age 30+ range. So don't worry about being the only one.

      April 23, 2014

    • Blaidd G.

      I'm 35. No worries, with a group this big, you're never alone.

      April 25, 2014

  • Alphapak

    I'd love to go if I can get a ride. Is anyone able to come pick me up to and/or from Everett? Gas money won't be a problem.

    April 17, 2014

    • Jessie

      Sorry, man! Maybe next time!

      April 24, 2014

    • Ruudy B.

      If I could have, I would have!

      April 25, 2014

  • Jessie

    Awwrighty, guys, I'll take five non-suitors to start off with badges. Just reply with your reference and I'll have them done in time for the meet!

    April 14, 2014

    • Jessie

      Yeah, I'm still doing these. They're traditional and will be passed out at te gate. uwu

      1 · April 23, 2014

    • Alexander C

      Hiya, Logan! Still have room and time for another non-suitor like me to get a badge? Red Fox (orange fur) with a black right wing, a white left wing, metal right arm, black hair, and glasses. Full body pics can be found on my FA/Tumblr/DA as user 'WingedMetalFox'­

      April 24, 2014

  • PinkDEER

    I forgot to mention this. What shall we do if it rains?

    April 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The aquarium is in the zoo ^^

      1 · April 24, 2014

    • 8008man2

      Almost right inside the entrance.

      1 · April 24, 2014

  • Ethos V.

    This is gonna be so awesome. I'm excited to meet you all. I'm sure we'll have a blast.

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Zarek A.

    Woo! So excited! I'm bringing two noobs along. XD

    2 · April 23, 2014

  • 8008man2

    I really hope I can still come, I got a pretty bad cold two days ago and hopefully it clears up by saturday.

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Relena

    Fair warning they have been doing road construction down here for almost a month so expect that

    3 · April 23, 2014

    • Gabe

      Thanks for the heads up!

      April 23, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    Can't wait to meet you guys! :33

    3 · April 23, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    My dad has a speaker if anyone wants to listen to the radio during the picnic?

    1 · April 22, 2014

    • Gabe

      Sounds more than ok! I certainly wouldn't mind a little music!

      1 · April 22, 2014

    • 8008man2

      Listening to Dark Horse 26 times. Seriously, my dad listens to country music and they played Dark Horse on a country station. COUNTRY.

      1 · April 22, 2014

  • Ruudy B.

    I am bringing cookie for the picnic. Is anyone allergic to anything? Like nuts or stuff?

    2 · April 16, 2014

    • GummyFreaks

      I will bring coca-cola and Coca-Cola zero! :33

      1 · April 22, 2014

    • GummyFreaks

      also water XP

      1 · April 22, 2014

  • Luna Snowwolf/Xion the Fruit B.

    wish suiting was involved I'm itching to break out my bat suit again xD

    April 22, 2014

    • Jessie

      We can suit before at the picnic and after as well. c:

      April 22, 2014

  • Wadis0n

    This COULD be a bit of a silly idea but what if we had like a little bake sale along with the picnic and the money went to the zoo :o if thats allowed or possible uvu idk sounded fun to me <3

    March 17, 2014

    • Jessie

      Oh! That'd be awesome! ;w; I dunno if we'd be allowed to sell stuff on their property though, that's something that'd need to be sorted out, but that's such a good idea oh my gosh

      March 17, 2014

    • Luna Snowwolf/Xion the Fruit B.

      again sadly you would have to get permission from the zoo first to do a sale of any sorts and 90 percent of the time they will want food cards ect ect T.T

      April 22, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    Maybe after the picnic we could have a group photo with everybody?
    :3

    3 · April 19, 2014

    • Ruudy B.

      8008man2 do you have a phobia of being video taped as well?

      April 21, 2014

    • 8008man2

      Yeah.

      April 22, 2014

  • GummyFreaks

    (random comment) like if you are fursuiting! just being curios! :33

    1 · April 21, 2014

    • Ruudy B.

      I hopefully am, my suit is being shipped and should be here this week. Fingers crossed everyone, maybe I might wait to unbox at the meet~

      1 · April 21, 2014

    • GummyFreaks

      awesome!

      April 21, 2014

  • Jay

    I'll try to go!

    1 · April 20, 2014

    • Ruudy B.

      I hope you can join us~!

      April 21, 2014

  • Alex L.

    Man I really wish I could go to this but I have a few more weeks at WSU before I'm done. :(

    April 21, 2014

    • Jessie

      Aw! Maybe next time!

      April 21, 2014

    • Ruudy B.

      Good luck~!

      April 21, 2014

  • Keevin Patrick C.

    Hey guys sorry I took so long but I'm coming to my first fur meet!!!!

    April 21, 2014

  • PinkDEER

    Yay something close to where I live hahaha.

    2 · April 21, 2014

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