Sunday, November 25, 2012

Planting Seeds

I ran into a neighbor a few days ago.  He mentioned they were having relatives visit and were trying to think of ways to make it a fun trip for a 7 year old girl used to city life.  I, of course, said "bring her over to meet the animals.  After all, everybody should get to meet a baby donkey, especially a 7 year old girl.

Yesterday afternoon they did just that.  Ramsey and Emma were both enthralled with meeting a child.  There aren't many of those creatures around my farm and I found their reaction very interesting.  I think Ramsey made her a little nervous at first because he wanted to cuddle right up to her.  We got past that though and we had a nice visit.  I have read a number of times that donkeys are very good with children.  It appears to be true.  The young lady was also thrilled to meet the horses and Tessa was kind enough to give her a little ride.

This morning I received a little Thank You email with this, which I think is great....





I like to introduce young people to good animals.  Who knows, from this visit she may catch the bug and grow up to be a good horse or donkey owner.  She might grow up to be a doctor, a scientist, an entrepreneur, a hairdresser....or maybe a vet and save the life of another little brown donkey.  No one knows.  All we can do is plant the seed and see what grows. 

10 comments:

  1. Awww, you made my heart smile. DRR

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  2. I LOVE corrupting little kids!! LOL LOL LOL

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  3. LOL I love corrupting little kids too!! Sometimes the horse-gene is hiding there, waiting to be nurtured!

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  4. Just look how she got Ramsey's long legs! Now, we all want to know, were you really wearing a miniskirt? :)

    Between you and 7msn, my day has begun perfectly.

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  5. This is so true! I'm always glad to see my grands come out here, because the littlest ones think the animals are the bomb... and the 15 year old LOVES the pugs!

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  6. Yay, good for you! That's a perfect age for a kid to really 'get it'. They are old enough to realize animals have feelings and wants and that we must always be kind to them. Ramsey is a great ambassador!

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  7. Thank you for the beautiful Monday morning post. Kids and donkeys, could not get much cuter!!! The seed is planted I'm sure.

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  8. Oh what a beautiful card and a beautiful thing for you to do. We always have many children come to the farm and interact with the animals. My girls always had birthday parties and no one wanted to do anything but spend time with the cows and calves. No theme needed.
    Lucky girl and lucky you being able to share. B

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