Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Stills: Eyes

These eyes belong to Francisco, our Husky-wolf rescue dog. He's afraid of storms, gunshots, fireworks, and other dogs. Oddly, he gets along well with cats.

This fearful eye belongs to Cody, our Chow mix that was severely abused by his first owner. I have spent years helping to restore his trust in people.

This is the blind eye of Phoebe, our rescue sheep, looking like the Earth from the moon. Her other eye unfortunately had to be removed because of damage. I found her dying on the side of the road, where we suspect she'd been hit by a car. The vet did not want to tell me she probably wouldn't make it.

But she did, through much nurturing. And--a big surprise to us all--delivered Finley a month later. We had no idea we were rescuing two! He has beautiful eyes.

And of course, the eye of Avo, their rooster. He thinks Phoebe is his big, fuzzy "hen" and is certain Finley is his son. His secret desire is for all of us to be part of his flock.

Check out all the other eyes at Sunday Stills.

16 comments:

Ed said...

Great shots, Avo seems to be the master of his domain..:-)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Terrific eye shots...especially the commentary about each of your critters, too. Phoebe's story is so heartbreaking. Bless you for giving her a good home :)

~Lisa

ps You asked how I got my kitty to pose for the photos, two words: Peacock Feather

lol!
Seriously, I shook it all around, and her eyes and sometimes her paws followed it. She was entranced. :)
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I hope you have a wonderful week.

Kelly said...

I really like that last photo!

WhimsybyMari said...

Bless you for giving each of your animals a good home. The rooster is my favorite shot what an attitude.

thecrazysheeplady said...

That's quite a family there...

Carroll Baker said...

love the stories! cool shots!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done! The rescues and the photos! Thanks for sharing..I would venture to say you have kind eyes yourself! :)

Paula said...

Fun eye's! Love the stories that go along with your pic's. I think Avo may be my favorite...

Ann said...

Poor dog, poor eyeless sheep. Do you run an animal rescue centre?

I used to be with a Cat Cafe where we rescue wild cats when I was in Singapore.

Thanks for visiting my site.

Sharon in Ohio said...

Great shots - love that rooster!

CTG Ponies said...

Fabulous pics! You have a good heart to take Phoebe and care for her.

Lori Skoog said...

I am so glad I visited your site. You obviously are very compassionate about animals and I appreciate all you have done. Great shots and I loved learning more about each critter.

Jen Mo said...

Good job! Love them all!

Nivin said...

Cool Shots! I like the last two very much. Nice frames too. :D

Regular Guy said...

Great job, Avo looks like HE is in charge. Nice to see other people who take in abused and neglected animals.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oh, what a beautiful post; I love animals. I almost cried when I read about your rescue of Phoebe, how wonderful of you to give her back her life! I'd love to photo my pets like that, but I'm not sure they'd stay still long enough.
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