I'm a Manatee county native, and I have seen many changes to this area. I'm a wife, and mother of five
children and nine grandchildren. I was raised on a farm where I interacted with all sorts of animals on
a daily basis. By the time I was 16 I was working full time on the farm. My past 34 + years include
working for some local Veterinarians, Cat and Dog boarding, Horse boarding facilities, as well as
dairy farms. I have owned cows, Chickens, Hogs, Geese, Ducks, Turkeys, Horses, Dogs, Cats, Birds
and Fish. So you can say that I have handled just about every type of domesticated animal there is,
with the exception of snakes, iguana's and spiders, I have a fear of these animals, and when I
encounter one my natural instinct is to flee. So I'm a country girl as long as the country isn't to rough.
I would like to share with you some photos of my pets. These are pets from my past, and present.
|This is my Dolly
we rescued her in Jan/09
she has adjusted very well to
her new home and now she
keeps all the dogs in line
|This is Abby
we rescued her in 2007 and She is the
sweetest lap dog you could ever meet!
|This is Rowdy
He and Audie may not look
like it, but they are brothers,
born to Abby on March,10,2008
|This is Audie
He is the perfect lap dog!
|This is Martha
We rescued her in May,2008 when
she was only about 2 months old.
|This is my husbands horse Jesse
He is the trouble maker! He likes to
challenge Chief every chance he gets,
but Chief keeps him in his place.
|This is my Posy (aka Ima Tardee
Star) She was born to Reba early
morning on March 6, 2011.
She is 2 weeks old in this photo.
|Reba, and her filly Posy
Posy is 6 months old in this photo.
|Chief - aka Rocks Poco
I got Chief in 2000 when he was a 3
year old. He has been a wonderful
horse to me. He is also the perfect
babysitter for the grandkids.
|Josey, Marlie, and Tuff.
I got Savannah in 1999
when she was just 9
months old. She is a
wonderful, sweet girl.
Barnhill's Zany Boy
Barnhill's Southern Belle
Barnhill's Dixie Gal
Barnhill's Sandy Beach
Barnhill's Amazing Grace