Monday, August 27, 2012

Petting Zoo - Past Post

Have you ever petted a ROOSTER? You could this one, as you can see.

Some of you asked about the goat I am holding in the header photo. I found this old post from several years ago and here it is again.

UPDATE  this was supposed to post TOMORROW, someone did not get the right date or time.....


This is a full grown bull, I hugged and kissed on him like he was a dog. He is a minature bull.

and the horse is a horse, a minature horse, not a pony.


We all love the baby goats. All of the animals are raised by hand and played with and petted from the day they are born, which allows us to pet them and hold them.




I was the volunteer, Official Photographer for a long term nursing and rehab facility for 4 years. I have 22 gigs of pictures taken in the last 3 years, due to privacy issues I can not post my favorites, but I can show how much love the animals recieve when the petting zoo comes. The little goats and chickens come with sheep and donkey and llalma and even a minature bull. A photographers dream. or mine anyway.

35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a great program! i'd be all over those sweet animals, too. :)

Maggie M said...

Those are all just adorable!! I love petting zoos. We took our kids to them often and have taken some of our grandchildren. Thank you for sharing these great pictures. Hugs

Deb said...

yep I've petted a Rooster....not just mine...lol...great photos...Hotrod loved going to the petting zoo this summer...the goats were his favorite...makes me want to get another goat...

Susannah said...

This is wonderful. I am sure the people loved the animals coming to visit. Things like this should happen more often for the elderly or disabled. Love it!

barbara l. hale said...

I love going to petting zoos. That one sounds like a dandy!

Angela said...

I never knew that a petty zoo would go to a nursing home. That is a sweet deal! I don't know if that would get my Granny to wonder out to see them or not.

Miss Debbie said...

The animals are so sweet. I know the residents enjoy their visits! What a privilege to be their photographer.Sounds like a fun job! Our kids always liked petting zoos.

Ann said...

What a nice petting zoo. Lots of great animals there. Even though you can't post a lot of the pictures from your gig I like these. I think showing the animal and just the hands makes for a great shot

Dee said...

I have petted a lot of critters but I have yet to pet a rooster. :) I showed a friend your blog Sunday and when she saw your header photo she said..WOW.:)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

That use has got to lift the spirits of the residents there. Animals are the next best thing to GOD's love.

Beautiful post!

LOVE those sweet faces.

Kathy said...

That chicken is a frizzle! They are so beautiful. Their feathers grow up and away from their skin rather than down and close to the skin, giving them that fluffy appearance.

Chatty Crone said...

Te thing I see with animals Sandra - is that everyone loves them. They love to pet them and they love to be petted. I love that bracelet in the first picture too. I have never held a hen. sandie

SquirrelQueen said...

Petting zoos are so much fun for all ages. I love those baby goats, they are adorable.

I've never petted a rooster but I did get chased by one once. I was about two years old and it was huge. Maybe that's why I haven't petted one. LOL!

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the miniature animals. It's great that the nursing home has its own petting zoo (or at least animals).

Farida said...

Those are cute animals! I would love to bring my nephews and niece to a similar place here when they can learn and enjoy at the same time.

Snapper II said...

My favorite is the small white Kid
and the elderly hand. that was agreat post.

Catherine said...

So many sweet animals - cute cute! I love it that the patients get to enjoy the animals. Wonderful!
xo Catherine

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Sweet thing to be done, for these older people.

17 hours ago, you could post. you had power. guess i should go back and look, if you said you have already come through the storm, without power outage....

Hope so.


"Auntie"

Scott said...

What a cute bunch of little animals. I knew about mniature horses, but I did not know about miniature bulls.

Madi and Mom said...

Sandra what lovely pictures...I especially like the one of the lovely senior hand petting the animals.
What a wonderful opportunity to document the events at the senior center.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Rose said...

I wish there was a good petting zoo around here...for Lorelei.

Remington said...

What awesome pics!

EG CameraGirl said...

HE he! You made me smile. Soooo, I'm not the only one who has posts go up before their time. :))

Petting zoos are a ton of fun.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

An awesome program !
I love petting zoos, gives you a chance to give hugs and kisses to those beautiful animals. They truly are spoiled :)
~Jo

A Brit in Tennessee said...

An awesome program !
I love petting zoos, gives you a chance to give hugs and kisses to those beautiful animals. They truly are spoiled :)
~Jo

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a wonderful thing they do, taking the petting zoo to the residents. The little animals are so sweet! I'm sure they just made the residents day!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A lovely series of photos, we used to keep chickens in the UK and many of them became pets and did not mind being handled. :)

EM Illustrator said...

How cute :) Lovely pictures! I remember my grandparents had a 'mad' Rooster at their farm and he was chasing me once lol..so no I haven't petted one.
Hope you've had a great day!
Hugs

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Way to go. You have my heart. They are beyond cute cute cute. Loved this blog.

S. Etole said...

What terrific pictures of these little ones. I had a friend that had a miniature donkey once.

Maple Lane said...

Very sweet photos, Sandra.

:.tossan® said...

Nothing compares the picture quality! Really nice!

Michaele said...

These are awesome photos. Great shots and sooooo cute : )

SweetMarie said...

What a fabulous idea! I love petting zoos! I would love to hold a baby goat...so cute!

diane b said...

A great story and fabulous photos.