In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Menagerie.”
I do have a menagerie, all adopted except the chickens. I have 6 dogs, 3 cats, a Blue-headed Pionus parrot, 2 ducks, 20 chickens, 2 lovebirds. They all live together on my farm in Colombia. I brought five animals with me here from the United States, I only have two left now 4 years later. So I adopted more. I can do this because I have help, I have a huge amount of land, and I have the time to give them all the attention they need. My favorite thing to say to them when they first arrive at Villa Migelita is “You just won the lottery!” Unfortunately, in Colombia people do not spay and neuter responsibly so many dogs and cats that live on the street. I wish I could take in more. Someday when I win the lottery I will make a rescue shelter here…until then I will enjoy the animals I have giving them the love they deserve.
Orion is a Dogo Argentino. He looks scary, but is a sweet, gentle giant. He had four owners before I rescued him.
The kitten is a rescue too, named Tommi. He is grown now and is best friends with my new addition Beeja. Beeja was going to be thrown to the streets, so I adopted her. She has bundles of energy which she runs off on my farm with the other dogs and cats. They accepted her pretty fast. My animals welcome new additions joining their home. Then there is Franchesca whom I brought from the USA when I moved. She was a gift to me from my deceased daughter so she is very special. The white duck is Corazon he is not aware he is a duck, he thinks he is a dog. I always have to shoo him away from the dogs water bowls. He has a huge lake to swim in, but he prefers to be with the other animals or his mate Poco. Then there is Yuki, Nayela, and Bruno Mars. Yuki is a character! He swims like a fish (so does Orion) and goes everywhere with us. He loves everyone. My friend found him digging in trash on the streets of Palmira. Bruno Mars is a rescue from the streets of Cali, Colombia. I got him when my other dog I brought from the States was lost on the streets of Cali. He was a Rat Terrier and so is Bruno Mars. Nayela, she showed up at my doorstep one morning as a tiny puppy and I kept her. I also have Geisha Girl, she is the sibling of Tommi, I had to take her when I visited a neighbor’s farm and saw her beautiful blue eyes. She is a so friendly and always likes to climb and perch precariously on top of things. It is too funny! I call her my acrobat. Then there is Luci the parrot that I rescued when she was barely 3 months, now she is over a year and eats hard-boiled egg because I read it was good for her to have the protein. Everyone who visits asks if that is normal, a bird eating egg? I don’t know but she likes them, along with apples, carrots, lettuce, banana and plantains. Then there is Marley, I left him to the
end because he is so special. I adopted him in the United States and he came here with me. Along with Taz, Colleen , and Cloudy. He is still with me but getting old. He is the love of my life. I get tears thinking he is getting older. All of my animals adore him, he is the gentlest most amazing dog ever! A collie mix, with the beauty and heart of an angel. The chickens give me really lovely eggs which I sell to locals. They are allowed to free range, and live a very nice life. The lovebirds live in an aviary under my kiosko, and there are two. So there you have it. My menagerie.
Come visit me at Villa Migelita, I have some really fun videos of all of my gang, and regularly post their exploits. There is never a dull moment on my farm. Res
Honorable mention needs to be said for my babies I lost. Colleen, Taz, and Cloudy. May they rest in peace over the rainbow bridge.Please come visit me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VillaMigelita
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That is a menagerie. I have enough trouble with a kitten.
I have so much space that it is not bad at all. The dogs have a doghouse that is an actual room off the patio, the cats roam free and Luci lives by the doghouse in a huge cage, she is out of it a lot. That is her safe place. 🙂 I will say my new puppy was very, very difficult for 2 months but she has calmed down now. LOL
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Space would make a difference. At present our kitten is indoors because he is young and wants to be outdoors but it is too dangerous.
I love your posts and you are so very special!
Thank you so much Gwen
I love all your animals and I can tell they love you so much too! 🐶🐱🐓🐤
Thanks Sheree, when I see the pictures, it seems I have a lot. However all is very organized here. The land and space make it simple to have this menagerie. xo
YOU ALWAY IF ME UP EVERYDAY. I WISH ALL PEOPLE WOULD TREAT EACHOTHER WITH THIS KIND OF LOVE.YOUR RIGHT WHERE GOD WANTS YOU TO BE. GRANNY
Thank you Granny! I feel the same about where I’m living. I wouldn’t be able to do this without all the freedom I can offer the pets. They are living a life of happiness and so am I !
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I love all your animals! They all have such great personalities. Through your posts we are fortunate to learn these very lucky souls’ personalities and adventures. Thank you Michele.