Monday, August 2, 2010

Some of the Sweetest Faces You'll Ever See




Wild burros on the road to Bonnie Springs Ranch - aren't they gorgeous?















16 comments:

Randi said...

In the book I finished called Young Las Vegas, they talk about how the burrows came to Vegas. They ended up reproducing at terribly quick rate, and they used to have to put them down because they would overrun the town.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh they look so sweet indeed, Candy. In the bottom photo, the one on the right looks like he is smiling to beat the band!

Candy said...

Randi, thanks for the mention of the book. We're going to the library today. I think that usually when people have a problem with wildlife, the cause of the problem is people. Being a Las Vegas girl, I'd be willing to bet that in the "olden days", people didn't keep their garbage inaccessible to animals and they also probably fed them. These things encourage wild animals to enter space that they normally would avoid. You've probably seen all of the signs telling people out in Red Rock not to feed the burros. I think it's a $500.00 fine, but people do it anyway. Consequently, the burros aren't afraid of cars.

Sherry, I do love the expression on Smiley's face. I also like the expression on the one who looks like he's laughing.

Pat said...

They are so delightful - and such expressive faces! You could swear a couple of them are grinning right back at you :)

Jimmm said...

The main reason that burros were such pests in the old days was that they were terrific card counters!!!

Candy said...

Pat, I just love them.

Jimmm, I never knew...

Mermaid's Palette said...

Saw your post on Pat's blog and noticed you live in Vegas- one of my sons lives there. Love your work!
Sheryl

Candy said...

Thank you, Sheryl! I'm on my way over to check out your blog.

Teresa said...

These are great!!! Love the expression on the burro in the photo, bottom left, the little burro on the right with his eyes all squinched up (Blogger just underlined "squinched" letting me know it's not a real word... but it fits!)

Are you going to paint any of these? Would make a wonderful picture!

Candy said...

Hi, Teresa! Yep, I'm going to paint them. I'm working on a city scene right now. Next will be a rooster and then the burros. "Squinched" is an excellent word:)

padmaja said...

Lovely faces.. may turn in to beautiful paintings..Candy, liked them a lot!

Sandy said...

Ohhh great photos!

Cobalt Violet said...

They are adorable! I want one! I don't think it would go over so well in my hollywood apartment building, though. Hmm. So cute.

Candy said...

Thank you, Sandy!

Candy said...

Lucinda, I'd love to have one, too. I'd also like a little pink pig. I think our dogs and cats would like to have some new siblings, but, like you, we're city dwellers:)

Sandy said...

Loved seeing these again! So cute.