Monday, May 11, 2009

Caution: Lots of Calf Pictures!

I thoroughly enjoy watching Sayre interact with his calves. He treats them like children, although they are of the animal variety, and builds unique relationships with them. He is definitely the animal person in our family; he has a 55 gallon tank of fish upstairs, a turtle living on the front porch, brings in fish and tadpoles from the creek, has tried to keep a snake in the house which didn't go over very well, has four rabbits (at the moment- there are apparently more on the way!), owns two calves.... am I forgetting anything? I won't even begin to list the animals that he would like to have!!!! :o)

"Sayre & Rex Ashley"
Sayre and I were out in the cow/dog pen earlier this afternoon visiting with our various critters. He graciously allowed me to take several pictures of him interacting with his calf, some of which are simply to good to keep to myself!

"Ohhhhhhh, that feels soooo gooood..."
Mr. Ashley was more than happy to co-operate for the camera! He seemed to be enjoying every moment of his massage!

I have been calling the calf "little tyke" ever since he came to live with us, but Sayre didn't like the name. Instead, he named the calf after our neighbor with whom he works and enjoys spending time with. He is constantly reminding/correcting me on what the calf's real name is!

"Calf kisses"
I wonder if this is Rex's way of saying 'thank you' to Sayre?

"Wow, this is great!"
Between the two calves, Mr. Ashley is the most personable. He randomly runs around the field, eats the dog food, greets you at the gate, comes looking for attention, and is almost like a puppy! Bee-moo will follow Sayre around, but when it comes to personality he doesn't seem to have any; it's like he's a straight line that never curves. He's still really sweet though.

"More please?"
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Poor Little Rex Ashley...

"All hands on deck!"
Watching Sayre and Rex earlier was so much fun! They both can get a little goofy but that just adds to the fun!!! Rex is such a happy addition to our place; I can't imagine what it would be like with out him around.
What would a "farm" be like with out calves????


Sarah said...

I loved, loved, loved this post, Ashley!!! Those photos are amazing! I have never seen a calf that was so friendly and personable . . . and it certainly seems like Rex Ashley has quite the relationship with Sayre!! :)

You did such a great job putting this post together - the photos are wonderful and what you wrote to go along with them was perfect. I so enjoyed it! And that last photo is great. ;) (Sayre even smiled for the camera! :)

And I for one did not mind in the least all the calf photos! In fact, I would not have minded if there were even a few more. :)

I hope that you have a wonderful rest of the day, Ashley! :)

Marqueta said...

Dear Ashley,

It's been a while since I've visited your sweet little blog, and I must say that I enjoyed my stay very much!

How fun to have an animal lover in the family!