"Just come on in the gate when you get here; it stays unlocked," said the owner Aimee over the phone earlier in the day. A sign hung on the gate door, (Keep closed, Don't let the pig out!), and that's when I began to get excited about my picture adventure at hand! The small, yellow, one story home turned budget lodge became a lovely and green animal oasis as soon as I entered the backyard. Animals started appearing and disappearing out of nowhere. First chickens, then turtles, dogs, cats, fish, and even their pig "LuLu"! Aimee hadn't arrived yet and I was already crawling around on hands and knees, working on grass stains and eagerly snapping away. I was all smiles and laughing uncontrollably, (as I do most all the time because I find animals outrageously cute and hilarious), when I realized a guest at the bungalow was watching me. I suddenly realized that they probably think I'm some "crazy pet lady" who had wandered in off the streets... and then after pondering that thought some more, I realized that the first part is true, and the second part might need some clearing up. There was nothing left to do but introduce and attempt to explain myself.
Soon Aimee arrived and I spent the morning following around her and her kids at the bungalow, and then to the beach. I thought we'd be taking just the dogs, but got a really big kick out of the fact that the animals just follow her, no leashes and cats included! And now it is my pleasure to introduce to you some of her family...
|Aimee and the kids playing at the beach.|
|Rosebud is less than delighted about her "big" brothers idea of playing in the sand.|
|I witnessed this chicken eat an egg, "Bad chicken, bad... Now go to your pen!"|
|In their homemade aquaponics pond, you can find this "little guy". Don't let him fool you, he'll grow to 300 lbs!|
|And meet Motor...|
|What? Never seen a kitty in the ocean before? Me either!|
|Lulu the piggy, "Oink Oink!"|
|And this is prego Angie just a couple days before giving birth to her puppies!|
This was one big happy furry, feathery, fuzzy, flippery family. What fun! What to know more about The Lahaina Bungalow? You can find Aimee here: