Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Watch Little Piggies on Saturday, or Any Weekend

Mirage the horse at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary
This coming Saturday, you can watch little piglets having a good time.

Airing on Animal Planet, here is the description for the show:
Five litle piggies overcome their shy nature to befriend the family dog. Mini Lop rabbits run circles around one another as they grow into their ears. And the proud hedgehog parents of three tiny hoglets lead them on adventure in the great outdoors.
Though we love this kind of programming, and we urge you and yours to watch it, we also urge you to go out and see the real thing.

There are petting farms all over upstate New York, and in other parts of the country.

Nadine and Peggy Sue at the CAS
Though you probably won't be able to see hedgehogs and piglets in the same place, you'll have real contact with the animals, and be able to see them up close.

You can visit the Catskill Animal Sanctuary where many animals have been saved from injury or the chopping block, or just because they were homeless.

The sanctuary is open for visits as of April, and houses chickens, cows, goats, sheep, piglets and many other animals, all happy to see you and glad that humans decided not to eat them.

This farm and many others depend on your contributions to feed and care for the animals. So please be generous in your donations!

Getting there is easy from New York City. Just hop on the Palisades Parkway, joining Route 87 northbound, and get off at Saugerties, exit 20. It's about 2 hours from New York City, door to door.

While you're there you can either stay at the Homestead, the house on the sanctuary and spend time with the animals a lot, and eat vegetarian food. Or you can stay at any of the amazing bed and breakfasts in the area.

One of our favorites that allows you to stay with your entire family in one big room with a fireplace and a view of the Hudson River, the Saugerties Bed and Breakfast. There stay in the Tudor Room, reasonable rates for a whole passel of you!

Plus Mommy and Daddy get mimosas with their $12 per person glorious breakfast.

If you can't wait until April to head up to the Catskills, we suggest you go this weekend for a wonderful winter wonderland. On Saturday you can go skiing, skating or cross country at Hunter Mountain, a mere 25 minutes away, and on Sunday, go for a hike at North-South Lake, and at 12 noon go to the Saugerties indoor Farmer's Market!

We'll be there, and happy to see you. As always,


Ana Banana

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