Thursday, August 6, 2009
A Visit To The Funny Farm
One of the benefits of having a personal petting zoo is that everyone wants to come visit. Recently, my sisters-in-law brought some of their grandkids to see the animals. What fun we had. Sometimes I get a little nervous about having children around the animals. I want it to be a good experience for all...including the animals. I don't want anyone crying at the end of the visit. Especially me.
Does it look like anyone was crying?
Seven polite delightful children that happen to be my great-nieces and nephews mingled among the critters with bags of carrots and peanuts (highly recommended by Marigold)
Not once did I have to say...Stop, don't feed them that. Or.....Wait, you can't play in their drinking water. Or....Stop chasing the chickens.
I heard things like...."Aunt Goatgirl, would the pigs like a carrot?"
"May I pet the llama?"
"I love Alice"
Sunny was a huge hit.
Cora Belle would not leave the baby alone. She was fascinated.
My handsome nephew loved the llamas. This picture made me a little sad about Penne going to greener pastures...but only for a minute.
By the end of the day we were calling this little guy "Goatboy"
Now their choice of footwear had something to be desired. Just don't call them thongs...it will date you.