Monday, May 05, 2008

Parade of Animals!

Hi everyone...I'm back from the Bay Area! Thanks so much for all your sweet bon voyages...I read your comments while I was there and they made me feel all warm and toasty.

It was a fast and furious visit and I'm feeling a little brain dead today...but I wanted to share a few photos with you. One of the highlights of our trip was to meet the menagerie of animals at a farm just above my mother's farm in Petaluma. My mom's friend, Lisa runs this place...where she takes in animals that have nowhere else to go. There were goats, pigs, chickens, roosters, rabbits, geese, ducks, horses, donkeys and tortoises to name a few. I was in heaven! Thought I would post pictures of some of them because they were so dang cute. The cow, Miss Lulu, belongs to my mom. She's kind of a stand-off'ish cow most of the time...but this trip she let me scratch behind her ears. I love you, Lulu!

Be back soon with a new painting!

Tallulah and Me
(this is for YOU,
Katherine and Amy!)

(elderly but still full of pig power)

(my mom's pet cow)

(a little shy but sweet)

"I can't remember his name" Goat
(liked to chew your pants)


Melissa & Emmitt said...

hi linda!
melanie and i are in the san diego airport enjoying all of your wonderful photographs!
your trip sounds amazing! i cannot wait to hear all about it. we will be home in just a few hours.

Shari said...

Oh my gosh, Linda... these animals are THE BEST!! I just want to hug each and every one. I wish I could have been there with you!! :) Hugs, Shari

Kathy Weller said...

Wow, that is so great Linda!!! I want to visit with them all, too. They are loves!!

keeper of the chocolates said...

omgsh! talula is adorable! i can't believe we were so close and yet, still so far away, my own mom lives there in the Bay area! isnt' it just lovely! i actually crave being there some days.

hope to see more of your paintings too soon!!
hugs my friend,

Donna said...

Hi Linda,
The animals are all so CUTE! How nice of your mom's friend to take them all in.
Welcome home!

Manon Doyle said...

How cute! Love Cleo the pig.
It's sounds like you had a great time!

shepherdgirl said...

OK, so do you have donkey fever? Did you steal the donkey? I've always wanted to do a sanctuary. Kudos for the people there. I love that they named a turtle Marshall! And I've always wanted a pig - but I keep getting swayed from it.Maybe a rescue one though and I can conive it home here, and see how long it takes Martyn to notice. They sound like pugs, maybe he wouldn't notice? Hey and I love the painting in last post.
Looks like you had way too much fun!

Karine said...

happy to hear you had a good trip! fun animal shots! i'm typing with one hand while eating pizza - i don't recommend it.

Susan Tuttle said...

Wow, what a trip - your mother is amazing!

I loved the photos!


Sandy said...

oh..there adorable!! can't wait to see new pieces.


Ro Bruhn said...

Great photos Linda, I love Cleo the pig. We have a seventeen year old called named Cleo, also quite elderly.

Leslie said...

LOVE the farm animals, Linda. I'd be in heaven there, too! Will you paint some of them?

Amanda said...

we used to have a donkey and goats when I was growing up... omg how cute are all of them?! :-) Welcome back!

Leslie Moore said...

There! Finally got my picture to show. And Kinsey's, too, of course. Wew!

Rebecca said...

Cleo is cool!

Sandy Mastroni said...

These are wonderful photos . So nice to know they are happy and loved . Will you paint any of these guys?
and Thanks for coming to visit me at my blog . My sometimes creepy blog [ ha ha ]
I went to etsy ... your shop is great . You're such a good artist

Kari & Kijsa said...

Great photos!! Your trip sounds fabulous!! Have a great one!

kari & kijsa

cowbelly said...

Yay! Love the animals! Thanks for sharing Linda. Hope you are all rested up after your trip. Fergie sends kisses!

Amy C Evans said...

HI, Linda, Thanks for the donkey shout-out. I've been away from the blog for a while, but I'm finally back on track. Enjoying catching up on all your goings-on. XO from Mississippi, Amy