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Fast Friends June 24, 2009

Filed under: Animals,Farm — everydaywomanusa @ 6:18 pm
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We’re so delighted that Annabelle, our huge Shire, has taken a liking to some of the “little guys” in the barnyard.  Annabelle and Whinny, our mini-horse, hit it off right away.  After all, they are in the same horse family, more or less.

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But what is so absolutely sweet to see is that Annabelle (Mom-to-be) has also taken a shining to our Baby Bull, even showing a bit of a maternal side, protecting Baby Bull from the llamas, who aren’t always so nice to him.  Perhaps Annabelle is practicing for what’s to come?

As I stood in the rain taking these photos today, sometimes I feel like, OMG, this could be the barnyard in “Charlotte’s Web.”  How lucky are we?

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5 Responses to “Fast Friends”

  1. Ruth Says:

    “Radiant”

  2. jen Kusmierz Says:

    You are extremely lucky and what about those beautiful animals how lucky are they? They couldn’t be in a better home even in the rain….
    It’s amazing how a soon to be mother “knows” how to comfort. Great pics can’t wait to see the new foal.

    • Oh my gosh, it is so GREAT for hear from you, Jen—Annabelle’s original “mama!” We feel so fortunate everyday that we found you and Annabelle on the internet! We can’t wait to see her new foal, either!

  3. Jenn Says:

    Hi Ruth. You ARE the luckiest woman I know to have all of those beautiful animals to call your own! I live right around the corner from the orchard, so I’ll be looking out for Annabelle’s new foal.
    I would love to hear more about the dog program you have in your school. That sounds fantastic. Do the kids enjoy it?
    The best experience I’ve ever had was working with adolescent foster girls with horses. It is absolutely amazing to see their self esteem sky rocket after only a few sessions with the horse. So far I have worked with dogs, horses, rabbits, and guinea pigs. I want to add a few more to my list such as llamas (supposedly the texture of their fur is very motivating for kids with autism), and donkeys (very friendly and curious animals). I’m going to need a little mini-farm someday for all of the menagerie of animals that I want to work with! 🙂


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