Friday, February 5, 2010

Animal LOVER

I have always loved animals.  When I was a little girl I would cry over a dead squirrel in the road!  As I got older and began driving I hit a possum and yes I cried.  I hate to see or hear about an animal being abused.  It makes me so mad!  I think my home has a neon flashing sign that says "We take in strays".  Over the years we have had our fair share of strays to come to our house.  We bring them in, try to find an owner, or find them home.  If someone finds a stray they seem to call my house to see if I want it.  It is funny how animals sense to know where to go and get some love.  No I am not a vegetarian, I do eat meat, I just don't kill it myself.  I honestly don't think I could kill an animal.  I would be the one to scare the deer away so it would not get shot.  I suppose that is why I don't go hunting with my hubby!

Today I wanted to share some pictures with you.  I  don't have a picture of our fish tank, my goats, nor my chickens.  I will have to get a cord for my camera and then take some to share.  Anyway enjoy!

This is Lilly.  Brian got her me last Mother's Day.  She was so tiny when he brought her home in a Pepsi box. He bought her to replace my toy pomeranian that got run over.

This is Luigi or Lou.  He talks a little.  "Louie Bird", whistles, clicks his tongue, and he bobs head up and down to music.

Marley was rescued from the pound last April.  He is a Collie mix and is so sweet.  He loves his belly rubbed and will shake your hand.  He comes on command and is such a good boy.

Miss orphan Annie was found in a truck tire well by Brian's cousin.  She called to see if I would take her and as you can see I did.  She is a lap cat and I love it!

Mr. Snowbelle was dropped off at my friends house and she did not want her husband to kill him so she called me.  He is a beautiful cat!  His eyes are just amazing!  He loves the farm life and spends  a lot of his time outside with the goats.

Yes I have pet rats.  They are very smart animals.  I have had them since they were babies.  I just could not imagine them becoming snake food so I had to get them.  The top two are what you call Dumbo Rats.  Their ears are set to the side of their heads like Dumbo.  The bottom one is a fancy rat.  They are sweet and love attention.  


JOY said...

I did the same thing for years when all my children were young. I loved animals. Now, I just have fancytail guppy fish. If I had more land and safe place I would get me a dog. Oh, well.

Teresa said...

Tina, you have yourself a little zoo there. All I have is fish!!!! I'm surprised the fish are still alive. I'm not the best person when it comes to taking care of them. Thank goodness, Bob pretty much has taken over their care. I do enjoy watching them,though.

Annette said...

Oh Tina your blog is so beautiful that I could look at it all day!!! Love the colors, love the glitter, love it all! Now, you know I hate animals though. LOL!!! Speaking of animals, the pictures you took of your fur-babies are so original and look so professional. I was amazed!!! You are one talented girl! Our Great Pyernees has been missing over 2 weeks. :(
PS. lets share buttermilk biscuits one night. lol

Tina said...

Annette thanks so much! Sorry to hear about your doggie. I use a service online to make my pictures look like professional works of art.