Kids just love animals. When I taught public school we used to have a school wide pet day every year. For a couple of hours in the afternoon, parents would be allowed to bring various pets for the children to enjoy. We had all kinds of pets present at this event. Snakes, pigs, horses, goats, birds, and of course dogs and cats were brought to the school for the afternoon. The kids loved it.
Well, yesterday reminded me of pet day at school. As you may know, my day started with the washing of a horse, feeding of the goats, and a walk with the dogs.
I love all of the animals; but I especially love the dogs. Mo, my little hunter, is my vole killer. She has 'taken care' of several voles this spring. She single- handedly sniffs out and digs up the voles that have been plaguing my back boarder for some time.
She is actually very good at what she does. However, after seeing her with several prizes lately, I decided that it was time to call in reinforcements.
We went to the local animal shelter and asked for the most vicious vole killers that they had. We were led to the room that housed the felines, and we chose our weapons carefully.
Aren't they cute? I don't know how much help they will be this summer! In fact, my girls are already so attached that they may never make it outside to even see a vole.
Of course, each of the girls was allowed to name her own kitty.
Catie, the philosopher in the family, named hers Voltaire.
Carson, the country music lover, named hers Garth, after Garth Brooks.
They are awful cute! I guess two more animals on the farm won't hurt at thing!