Friday, July 18, 2008

Tyler and Sydney Present


Tyler and Sydney present Spots of a Different Ilk
Spots are quite fashionable on animals and can enhance any  form. For instance we traveled down to Watsonville to visit farmers Jean and Bob last week and found a good example. 

Look closely under the tree, is that you Ty? No, is it you Syd? Those are some cute piglets. Yeah they sure are, and those are some classic momma pig shapes too. 

These pigs are Gloucestershire Old Spots, they are the oldest pedigreed pig. Hey, that's what they say about us! We're not pigs, Sydney, well I'm not. You eat like one. Hush, this is being recorded. We are English Spots and it is written that Spots are the the oldest of breed of Fancy Rabbits. I guess the English have a thing for spotted animals.

 Here's a closer look at the piglets. Why is that one on the left kind of reddish? Oh, that one is showing his grandfather's breeding which is a Red Welsh. I like the black on white better, I don't know why.....OK, so that is our show on Spots. Do you think people liked it, Sydney? I don't know, I feel like maybe they weren't interested. Maybe they don't know what ilk means. What does it mean? It means family, kind or class. Hmmm, well at least it was a correct use of the word.

12 comments:

FrecklesandDeb said...

We quite agree! Spots (or freckles) are the best! (What cute little piggies -- wonder if we're related!)

PJ said...

I have been spotted all my life. When I was wee spot of a girl I swallowed a $20.00 gold piece and broke out in pennies. They've been there ever since. %<)

mum of critters said...

thank you Tyler and Sydney for the great edumacation! I like the black on white one best too. They sure are cute, but not as cute as you two!

M.Kate said...

Soo cute. We don't see piggies everywhere here, not even in farm, only in breeding farms that no one goes anyway and they are kept far far away somewhere. In case you dont know, Malaysia is a Muslim country so pigs are a bit of a taboo here, but we do have them. The only live pigs are the ones i see on trucks sent somewhere to be slaughtered...arghh...

But they are cute of course and love tyler and sydney..we never have these species of rabbits here!

Happy weekend :D

RoadBunner said...

Mario agrees that spots are very fashionable!

Crafty Green Poet said...

These are lovely spotty photos! The pigs at Gorgie Farm where i work have just had piglets and they're wonderfully patterned dark piglets. I love English Spot rabbits, there's a wonderful variety of spot patterns to be found.

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Lucy said...

Just came over from CGP's and have been completely absorbed in bunny lore! I love your woodblock prints too...

furrybutts said...

Cute piglets!! Cover their heads and they could pass as cows, too :p

Glenna said...

Love the spotted piggies, and of course, the spotty buns. I also got a kick out of the pig in the third photo down, lying on her side. So comfortable looking!

Glenna said...

You did perfectly on your foreign objects in the food test!

Yikes--Chinese. Best of luck!

Rima said...

Did Tyler and Sydney know that the gypsies always choose black and white spotted animals (piebald horses .. black and white cats/dogs etc) because they are good luck? The black and white is like a symbol of the yin/yang duality of nature and therefore animals that wear it bring good things :) ...