Friday, April 06, 2007

Baa Baa Ganoush 4 Ewe


i just found out that my friend Nicki sponsored this adorable guy, whose name is Baa Baa Ganoush, in my name from Best Friends Animal Society - http://www.bestfriends.org/ - a wonderful place in Kanab, Utah! If you have a minute, go check out their Web site. Here's what it says about him there:

"Baa Baa Ganoush feels like a big puffy carpet! He's all powdery tan and very cute. He's not too gregarious, but he likes it when you pet him. Although -- petting him is more like patting a sponge than stroking fur! He's very gentle and nice.

Baa Baa Ganoush was born around 1997. Not much is known about his past, but when he first arrived, he was a very dear friend to another Best Friends sheep who since passed away. He now has new sheep-friends in his life, but he's never quite gotten over losing that one special friend. It'll take time -- and maybe some encouraging letters from his sponsor!"


<---From Pangea http://www.veganstore.com/ !

<<<<-Also from Pangea!


<----Peter showcased his fronds last week at the weekly Farmer's Market in my former digs of Ocean Beach http://oceanbeachsandiego.com/FarmersMarket.shtml .

This is my current fave, above!


Mat caught some shade under Peter's table.

A local organic farm - http://themorningstarranch.org/ - at the Farmer's Market. I tried some of their grapefruit. Really delicious.

Their hippie bus! i loved it!


Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Happy Pesach/Passover to those who are Matzah-ing it up this week!

(FREEDOM ROCKS!)

Happy Easter on Sunday to those celebrating!

38 comments:

Theresa said...

Matty's furry paws look strikingly similar to that supa-fluffy sheep!

Vicki said...

Congratulations on your adoption of Baa Baa Ganoush! I'm totally laughing at the name, it's so perfect, and hurray that he'll be taken care of in your name. Awesome.
Yeaaah, for Peter doing the OB FM gig *that's so cool* as cool as the Matster under the table. :o)

Opal said...

*Sighs* I wish we had even half that much stuff going on here in Maryland. I guess I'll have to start my own wave. ;-)
Baa Baa is so cute! I met my first sheep, in real life, when I was about five. The sheep's name was Woolly Booger. :-)

Opal said...

Whoops! I forgot to add Peter is so talented and I'm loving the bus. Colorful!!! :-)

Jackie said...

Baa Baa is so cute. Glad to see it has been adopted.

Very jealous of the Farmers Markets you have. We have wonderful Flea Markets but no Farmers Markets where you can buy organic products.

Mattie looking hugable as usual :)

Thanks for the visits and very nice comments.

chase said...

I love going to a farmer's market since you get fresh as well as organic stuff.

We have tons of sheep here who sometimes roam in my backyard

Melody Polakow said...

Peter is so incredibly talented... and Mattie looks so chill under his table..

I LOVE Baa Baa Ganoush.. what a great name. I'm so glad you linked to this sanctuary, I've never heard of it.

Vegans do it better and everwhere! hehe

Happy Passover!

LisaJean119 said...

I LOVE HIPPIE BUSSES! I would have ran and jumped on it..lol..ok maybe not, but I would have..um..well..stared...

Dan said...

What a colorful informative post!

And that little Baa Baa is so adorable!

Happy Easter and/or Passover and/or whatever!

bazu said...

Ok, my husband officially thinks I'm a freak now, because I just saw the picture of Baa Baa Ganoush (and the name!) and started squealing uncontrollably. I can't help it- he's SO adorable. (I have a thing for sheep anyway). That is so nice to know he's at an animal sanctuary, being cared for and loved like he deserves. Awwww. Sqeeeeeee.

Thanks for bringing a bit of cuteness and love into our lives!

Oh, and have I mentioned how much I love looking at Peter's wares? He is such a talented artist.

Happy Passover to you!

Peter Matthes said...

Baa Baa Ganoush and Mat are really super cute.

Vincent Guihan said...

OMG, that sheep is just too cute!

Charlie said...

Thanks for sayin' "hello".

The "It's Not all about me" comment in your profile was my mantra a few years back while I came out of a bad funk.
Life is so much easier when we just take care of ourselves....and have compassion and respect for all other things.
Keep doin' all that you do. You are definitely putting a good message into world.
Charlie

Michelle Ann said...

Mattie's adorable. I used to have a cocker spaniel named Max...they are the sweetest things.

Randi said...

Happy Passover!!

Tracy said...

I'm lovin' that sheep! I sponsored a turkey at Farm Sanctuary this past Christmas, and I'm hoping to be able to afford more this year. Kudos on the adoption!

The Artist said...

Love Peter's fronds. His designs have such power and strength. What a great idea to showcase them at the markets.

Adore organic markets. We have one near me on the Gold Coast and all the people selling like your wonderful people have such a happiness about them.

The honesty and integrity of their connection to real earth seems to come through.

Here's to an organic, vegan planet.
I know Baa Baa Ganoush will be with us on that one.

Urban Vegan said...

Kleo, I have to say that you are the consistent purveyor of all things cool, veggie and life-affirming, and your positive vibes and generosity absolutely permeate the blogosphere.

BaaBaa Ganoush--love the name, love the sheep, and would love to meet him. Peter's palm frond masks are too cool and creative. Happy Passover, Kleo. Matzoh-tov! ;)

Sonya said...

Baa Baa is absolutely adorable. I wish I could reach through this screen and give him a big old hug, he's so cuddly.:-)

Love those masks - soooo creative.

Happy Passover to you!

Veg*Triathlete said...

I love that bus! And Peter's work is beautiful--I didn't know he was an artist. Amazing...

Valentina said...

baa baa ganoush looks so sweet.. ;)

pinknest said...

what a fun looking market. and i love the name baa baa ganoush! it's perfect.

Johanna3 said...

Peter is so talented !!

love the bus! very colorfull.

The Mumbai Vegan said...

hey hey I've that "Do good unto others ..." sweat-shirt..

and baa baa is so adorable.. reminds of the 2 lambs I had adopted last year at the farm sanctuary..

Emmy said...

That's so sweet your friend is sponsoring Baa Baa Ganoush. I just love the name they gave that sheep!!!

Peter's masks are so cool and of course Mattie is as cute as ever. I bet that organic grapefruit was delicious. I can't wait for farm market season here, although I doubt there will be organic grapefruit at the farm markets here. Wow, that farm sure had a trippy bus.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

vko said...

Baa Baa Ganoush will make a fine honorary sibling to Mattie and her super furry paws!

What a great thing to do- I too am in the adopting process through Farm Sanctuary.

Midwest Vegan said...

I love the pic and comments on Baa Baa Ganoush. He totally looks like a big puffy carpet.

Peter is quite an artist, so talented.

Carrie™ said...

Awww, what a nice thing to do for you. I love the name - Baa Baa Ganoush. My phone battery was dead (unbeknownst to me) and I only got your message yesterday. I hope you and Mattie had a terrific time.
P.S. I love the hippie bus too! And Peter's fronds are amazing!

Kate said...

You are so lucky you have great farmers markets to go to. I wish we had ones half as good. I also love the picture of the hippie bus.

Drasch23 said...

Awww I love Baa Baa Ganoush. Congrats!

Nikk said...

Baa Baa is the cutest! :)

heebnvegan said...

Baa Baa Ganoush is the cutest name for a sheep ever!

Anyway, I wanted to thank you for leaving comments on heebnvegan so frequently! You're by far the most regular commenter, and it's always nice to get feedback and know that people are reading what I write. I really appreciate it!

Roxy said...

Hi Kleo! I finally got around to looking at yout blog! Baa Baa Ganoush is adorable, with an equally adorable name--this post made me smile!

meesh said...

That looks like a great farmer's market! Yum! And your litle sponsored sheep is such a cutie. I hope he gets over the loss of his other sheepy friend soon. Poor guy...
I luv the pics of Peter's art. Very, very cool stuff.

Mark Xander said...

Just added you to my links. VEGANS ROCK! :)

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Mr. Walker said...

I'm a teacher, so I love the cartoon about the dog eating the homework. Thanks for the laugh!

Rachel said...

I love Best Friends - I have a friend who is does animal acupressure there. I always think of moving near there. Baa Baa is adorable!

Candi said...

Hee hee! What a cute sheep! (and a very cute name!) :) Thanks for the link about adopting!

I miss Farmer's Markets!! I love seeing your photos, and that Hippie Bus is way too cool!

Peter is so talented and looks like he has lots of fun with his art work! And Mattie... awww!! So beautiful!