A recent visit with Eleanor and her family was a remarkable one. This young lady gently tamed the timid alpacas, who were literally 'eating out of her hand' in a few patient moments. she quietly earned their trust and well.... her smile says it all. This makes hosting so worthwhile. I love seeing the silent communication with the animals as they intuitively know when it's safe. Ellie and her brother, Owen became trusted caregivers in no time. Thank you Ellie and Owen and come again soon.
One of my favorite goats, Bert, was rescued when he was just a tiny baby. He still had the umbilical cord and was the size of my cats. He spent the first 8 weeks of his life in my house, joining us on the sofa for movies by the fire I'm sure he thought he was a dog. Always curious, playful and of course, wanting to be the center of attention, Bert is everyone's favorite. Here he is investigating our load of wood we are bringing in for winter. He is so social and loves to get scratches and pets. I really love him.
It's never a dull day at the Kitty Hotel. Springtime means new arrivals & births, eggs hatching, coats shedding and seasonal preparation for summer or winter. Fall brings harvest, canning and winter prepration. We are always entertained by our many animal friends.