Honduras: The Animals

I am back in LA!!!!!! I know.  You missed me.  Wait, that’s a lie.  How could you?? I had fantastic guest bloggers to keep you thoroughly entertained!  So first and foremost- thank you to Madison, Veronica, Mary Jo and Trianna for your fabulous guest posts! (If you missed out, well you are in luck, I linked them here, so just go ahead and click on their names…)

Okay, back to business.  As you can imagine Honduras was fantastic.  It was great to see our friends and it was equally wonderful to see all the work they are doing.  You already saw one post where I shared photos of some of the kids who attend the after school program.  But today I want to go in a different direction.

Animals.  World Resource Group works in several villages around the outskirts of Danli (located south-west of the capital, Tegucigalpa, near the border of Nicaragua).  This is mostly an agricultural area, characterized by small farms and traditional livestock including horses/donkey, cattle, pigs and chickens.

I should mention that I love animals.  So, I am always fascinated with the creatures that pass through an easement in front of one of the schools WRG works with.  During our last visit Lukus and I tried to pet (catch?) a calf that somehow got separated from the rest of its herd and was wandering around the field.  We failed.  Miserably.  But, as luck would have it, there were other animals to pet this time.

Here are some of my favorites:

Then there were the pigs.  Lots and lots of pigs.  And with the giant muddy mama pigs came piglets.  Are you as excited as I am?  Say it with me: Piglets.

Lukus was actually able to catch one and pick it up!  It squealed and the mama (who had to weight at least 300lbs—she was massive) started to charge Lukus.  Needless to say, he put the baby down.  I was insanely jealous.  But fortunately the baby still posed for a photo.

Enough about the animals—unless you want to see more photos of pigs!  In which case feel free to say hi on twitter or stop by NoH’s facebook and I will share them with you!

 

Comments

  1. Those little pigs are just soooo adorable!

  2. The piglet picture is so great! The piglet is so cute, I just want to pet him! I wish I could have a pet piglet at home… in the house… like a cat! (but not when he’s 300 lbs)

  3. The piggies are so cute. Look at the little pig family. Hope you had a great time. xoxo

  4. Happymother says:

    I really like piglets.So cute and they’re very intelligent!

  5. i’ve never been to any rural areas in honduras, so it’s really interesting to get a little glimpse into the countryside! looking forward to hearing more about your experiences there – i’ve never been to the southwest of honduras, so it’ll fascinating to compare our experiences.

  6. PIGLETS!!!!! Oh my gosh they’re sooooo cute! Then they grow up – mama pig’s not so cute. But still piglets!!!!

  7. Beautiful pictures, Alexis….and yes, we missed you….welcome home!

  8. oh my effing god… i want to cuddle with those piglets!!! also, i love that you went to honduras. you and lukas sound adorable trying to catch a calf.

    miss you!

  9. You are so welcome. The piglets are just the cutest, I too would have tried to pick one up.

  10. The little piggly wigglies!!! SO cute!!!!

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