"You can't see me..." says this cute little bunny hiding under an old piece of farm equipment...
This gorgeous boy playfully lolled around in the shade of a big flower pot...a perfect spot to rest in the heat of the day!
Mom and I are both cow people (you know, like cat people or dog people...only with cows! lol) So we were enchanted to pass this magnificent herd of gentle Chianina cattle on the road between Montichiello and Cetona. This breed is one of the oldest in the world, dating back over 2,000 years.
Cetona is full of surprises...like these roosters who lived in a coop in the old town wall, just down from our rental house.
This friendly old kitty almost blends into the stone steps! He did rouse himself to come and say hello to me, and rub his head against my legs, while I was exploring the immediate neighbour before the church service began.
Frolicking colts in a field beside Abbazia di Spineto. There were lots of adult horses too, but these young ones were adorable!
Driving along the Strada Provinciale di Sarteano toward Radicofani...we came upon this herd of sheep. They were in no hurry to get out of our way either! These mountain sheep were quite different from what I am used to, they were larger and also had tails.
"Hello! May I join you for dinner?"
When we ate at the restaurant in Bagno Vignoni, this sweet kitty sat at my feet almost the entire meal. So cute...but I fear she went away without a morsel off my plate. (Dave has me well trained apparently...NO feeding pets at the table! lol)
Ahhhh...la dolce vita!
Slightly blurry pic of a stunning husky by the castle in Sarteano. He did not make a sound, or really even acknowledge our passing, as we went by, which was most unusual for a dog, I thought.
A gorgeous cat in Sarteano.
This handsome guy was keeping an eye on the grounds of the convent of Scarzuola, near Montegiove, Umbria.
A striking looking cat in Parrano, Umbria. She soon left this perch and gracefully made her way down the wall to find a spot free from tourist cameras...
Feed me...feed me!!!! This little guy went from table to table in the cafe in the Villa Borghese in Rome. He was very lively and cute, but I did not give in to those big brown eyes!
And now I have in my head a fun song we've sung in church a few times, complete with hand puppets and fake animal noises! I think it was written by Bill Staines...
All God's critters have a place in the choir
Some sing low, some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
And some just clap their hands, or paws
Or anything they got.
Good times :)