Saturday, August 25, 2007

Fair Report: Critters

One of my favorite parts of our County Fair are all of the wonderful creatures. I always look forward to the Goats, Sheep, Llamas,Bunnies and Chickens- and this year did not disappoint. There are also lots of swine and cattle - but they just don't "float my boat" much. Baby pigs are really adorable - but their scent, shall I delicately say, leaves a bit to be desired. Yes, I can be a bit of a "princess" ! I have always looked forward to going around the barns with my friend , Lauren. I was so glad that she came back to the island to carry on that tradition with me. It just would not have been the same without her being there. She is always patient with me as I linger, for just one more pet.

I seem to have a goat fetish - I just love goats ! I think I would enjoy owning one (or would it be the goat who would own me ??!!) - they really are amazing creatures. Stubborn, (I think) intelligent, and Oh ! so funny. The little Pygmy Goats in the top photos on top were only weeks old. If they had not been closely attended I might have been sorely tempted to goat nap ! My favorite goat, George, was not at the Fair this year and I was worried about him. I saw his vet though and was told that he is just fine - healthy as ever - but his owner has "retired" him.

Llamas have the most amazingly expressive faces - and are very resilient creatures I think ! Not to mention I would just love to have some of their fleece ! The white fellow below had recently been shaved - and he was absolutely determined to make his "cell" mates share their food with him ! He had beautiful BLUE eyes.

I felt so badly for the bunnies - they seem to get rattles by all of the noise and people like me trying to touch them ! Thise two bunnies just huddled together and tried to block it all out !

1 comment:

Exuberant Color said...

I love the baby goats too. I was raised on a farm but we didn't have goats. Later my parents moved to Wisconsin and they had goats up there for us to visit. The little goats are so silly (and entertaining) when they are romping.

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