After all of the grieving and sorrow we have all gone through this last week, I though that it would be fun to publish a short lighter side post about life here in San Clemente, Ecuador. Something that even the grandkids could enjoy.
I took a side road a couple of weeks ago to see a fisherman friend who lives near the central part of town. I found him resting in a hammock in front of his house and stopped to visit for a minute. He told me he had twenty-two new babies and asked if I wanted to see them.
I should note that most San Clemente families are very large and many of my friends have twenty or thirty cousins that live in town, but it seemed impossible that my friend would have more than twenty new babies even here in San Clemente! But, after he made some kind of whistle call, sure enough the babies came running.
And they kept coming!
All about the same size, but quite a variety of colors and patterns.
I never quite got all twenty-two in one picture, but there were at least that many in total.
I got into the spirit of taking their pictures and tried to get some close up shots, when Momma snorted and suggested that I was close enough. After going though natural childbirth and now having to feed twenty-two little piglets, I decided that I would not give her anything more to worry about and I retreated to the other side of the road.
The little piglets were so cute. After looking at their Mom, I was wondering where they got their good looks from. I have to conclude the looks come from Momma and not Dad!
Best not to get Mama upset! Right, Dad?
Life is good in Ecuador!