Pet portraits - Photos by Terry Farmer


click to enlarge Will O’Hearn, Lincoln Library “I got my gerbil, Rusty, from a gerbil breeder who shows gerbils. Show gerbils are in much better health and are friendlier, due to human interaction early in life. Rusty had a brother that just passed away about
Will O’Hearn, Lincoln Library “I got my gerbil, Rusty, from a gerbil breeder who shows gerbils. Show gerbils are in much better health and are friendlier, due to human interaction early in life. Rusty had a brother that just passed away about
click to enlarge Jill Egizii, WILD Canine Rescue “Jack will be 10 on Dec. 25, and in the Bernese Mountain dog world he is very old. He has had cancer in his foot and lost three toes.  He also has hip issues, but never loses his kind, happy and gentle spirit. �
Jill Egizii, WILD Canine Rescue “Jack will be 10 on Dec. 25, and in the Bernese Mountain dog world he is very old. He has had cancer in his foot and lost three toes.  He also has hip issues, but never loses his kind, happy and gentle spirit. �
click to enlarge Rick Brandt, Brandt Consolidated “We have three goats. My daughter, Sierra, went to get pumpkins one day and came back with two goats, and eventually, the other sibling. Their names are Bentley (pictured), Chevy and Essie, short for Escalade. All ar
Rick Brandt, Brandt Consolidated “We have three goats. My daughter, Sierra, went to get pumpkins one day and came back with two goats, and eventually, the other sibling. Their names are Bentley (pictured), Chevy and Essie, short for Escalade. All ar


click to enlarge Terry Farmer, Terry Farmer Photography “Buddy is three years old, and we adopted him from APL. He loves chasing deer and the UPS truck, even though the UPS driver gives him treats. He also loves hopping in the pond and digging holes.”
Terry Farmer, Terry Farmer Photography “Buddy is three years old, and we adopted him from APL. He loves chasing deer and the UPS truck, even though the UPS driver gives him treats. He also loves hopping in the pond and digging holes.”


click to enlarge Mia Woods, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region “Beau is a Maltipoo who will be one year old in March. He comes to work with me most days and is beloved by the entire staff. He’s tiny, but has a huge personality. His nickna
Mia Woods, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region “Beau is a Maltipoo who will be one year old in March. He comes to work with me most days and is beloved by the entire staff. He’s tiny, but has a huge personality. His nickna
 
click to enlarge Jenny Scott, Green Family Stores   “Gracie is 14 years old and her mother was a show dog, so she’s very intelligent. She has a Winnie the Pooh bear that she plays with and carries to bed every night to cuddle. They are inseparable. Bella is s
Jenny Scott, Green Family Stores “Gracie is 14 years old and her mother was a show dog, so she’s very intelligent. She has a Winnie the Pooh bear that she plays with and carries to bed every night to cuddle. They are inseparable. Bella is s


click to enlarge Judge John “Mo” Madonia, Sangamon County “We adopted Olive from the parking lot of the courthouse last May. She was rescued from the car engine of one of the county employees who had driven with her from Riverton. I took her home that af
Judge John “Mo” Madonia, Sangamon County “We adopted Olive from the parking lot of the courthouse last May. She was rescued from the car engine of one of the county employees who had driven with her from Riverton. I took her home that af
click to enlarge Deana Corbin, Animal Protective League “Lovey came to APL with a litter of puppies that had been found abandoned on the side of the road.  She was the smallest one, and her brothers and sisters were constantly jumping on her and knocking her down
Deana Corbin, Animal Protective League “Lovey came to APL with a litter of puppies that had been found abandoned on the side of the road.  She was the smallest one, and her brothers and sisters were constantly jumping on her and knocking her down
click to enlarge Dr. Gary Hurst, White Oaks West Animal Hospital “Winnie and I are inseparable, best friends.”
Dr. Gary Hurst, White Oaks West Animal Hospital “Winnie and I are inseparable, best friends.”


click to enlarge Mayor Jim Langfelder with Rigley The Langfelders are life-long Cubs fans, so their first family pet was named after the famous field. This Rigley is missing a “W,” because they thought this spelling was more fitting for a girl. Since joining t
Mayor Jim Langfelder with Rigley The Langfelders are life-long Cubs fans, so their first family pet was named after the famous field. This Rigley is missing a “W,” because they thought this spelling was more fitting for a girl. Since joining t


click to enlarge Dale Abbott, Sparkling Clean Car Wash “Seaweed is 27 years old, and she could live another 100 years in captivity. With macaws, you have to leave them to somebody in your will, because they’re going to outlive you. I inherited Seaweed when we
Dale Abbott, Sparkling Clean Car Wash “Seaweed is 27 years old, and she could live another 100 years in captivity. With macaws, you have to leave them to somebody in your will, because they’re going to outlive you. I inherited Seaweed when we


click to enlarge Chris Butler, Butler Funeral Homes “My wife, Val, and I found Millie through APL. We were looking for dogs to consider for our grief therapy dog at our funeral homes. She is a Jack-a-Bee (Jack Russell/Beagle mix).  She was listed as being blind.
Chris Butler, Butler Funeral Homes “My wife, Val, and I found Millie through APL. We were looking for dogs to consider for our grief therapy dog at our funeral homes. She is a Jack-a-Bee (Jack Russell/Beagle mix).  She was listed as being blind.
 
click to enlarge Leslie Moreno, WICS  “Mafia is a Dachshund mix, named after Marilyn Monroe’s dog, which was gifted to her by Frank Sinatra. She was adopted from a shelter in Ohio as an emotional support dog. Mafia loves happy meals from McDonald’s,
Leslie Moreno, WICS “Mafia is a Dachshund mix, named after Marilyn Monroe’s dog, which was gifted to her by Frank Sinatra. She was adopted from a shelter in Ohio as an emotional support dog. Mafia loves happy meals from McDonald’s,
click to enlarge Ana Espinosa, WICS   “I got her from a shelter in Orlando, Florida. When I got her, she was completely white. Lumi means ‘snow’ in Finnish. One of the things I love most about Lumi is that she can play fetch. During this time of year, s
Ana Espinosa, WICS “I got her from a shelter in Orlando, Florida. When I got her, she was completely white. Lumi means ‘snow’ in Finnish. One of the things I love most about Lumi is that she can play fetch. During this time of year, s


click to enlarge Nikki McGee, WICS “Senor Patron means ‘boss’ in Spanish. He’s been my best friend since I was in college. I moved around for grad school and jobs, and he’s been my companion who’s gone everywhere with me. He’
Nikki McGee, WICS “Senor Patron means ‘boss’ in Spanish. He’s been my best friend since I was in college. I moved around for grad school and jobs, and he’s been my companion who’s gone everywhere with me. He’
 


 

 

 

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