What a lonely species we are, searching for signals of life from other galaxies, adopting companion animals, visiting parks and zoos to commune with other beasts. In the process, we discover our shared identity. ~Diane Ackerman
I’ve been away from my blog for a couple days… We were off on little adventures this weekend. Doug stayed home, so he didn’t make it into any of the photos. That’s for the best though- he’s not a good house guest.
We took the daughters and went to visit my wife’s college roommate who lives on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. It was a relaxing Saturday, and we were lucky to have mild weather to enjoy it.
Our first stop was The Farm At Oatland North.
This is a retirement home for various animals including horses, goats, chickens and lots of cats.
We stayed for quite a while, petting horses and marveling at the size of the goats… One was almost big enough for me to ride!
The property is meandering and we walked around to the various enclosures to visit.
My daughter loves horses, so this was a treat for her.
I like all animals, but the goats were what interested me as far as the livestock went… Goats are strange creatures to me… I think I want a couple mini ones…
With all of the farm animals around I was a bit surprised to discover my favorite critter there is Little Phil, a young Maine Coon cat.
Little Phil was a stray who found a new life at the farm. I never saw a cat who appreciates life as much as he does.
Little Phil greeted us like a dog, running up and joining our little party.
He walked with us to see each animal, and laid down to patiently wait for us to move on.
We were told that Little Phil is particularly fascinated with the horses… He almost seemed proud of them as he was showing us around.
He’s a lucky cat… and he knows it.
Saturday evening we were treated to dinner at Bennie’s Red Barn, a landmark on the island since 1955.
Our hosts run The Barn, it being a family held business since the beginning.
The food is wonderful and so is the atmosphere. The wait staff wear white jackets and some of them even sing!
It’s not your typical eatery. If you’re ever in the area, drop in for a meal… Call ahead though, they’re always busy.
It was nice to get away for a bit, but now it’s business as usual here at home. I have more posts planned this week for the Connect With Your True Self series…
I guess I better get to writing… and drawing. Doug feels left out and he doesn’t handle jealously well… Silly monkey…