Goats, Horses, Cats & Fireflys

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Even though my college degree in animal science specializes with horses the vast majority of my pet sitting jobs consist of caring for dogs and cats. Therefore it is always a treat for me to care for farm animals. Today I cared for a small herd of goats, two horses and many cats. The goats make me smile. They are quite the characters filled with personality. The ones I care for are confident and yet polite when it comes to feeding time. In the past I had cared for very large flocks of sheep. They are entirely different-skittish, pushy at feeding time and I found a little harder to care for in the summer. I learned a lot from the sheep though especially around lambing time. Goats are not quite as cute but I love their spunk.
I got my soul satisfying horse fix today caring for the two horses. I fed them and just checked on their well being. I don’t need to ride a horse to feel a connection. I love caring for them and miss doing it full time.
After leaving the goats and horses I headed off to care for some cats. Four cats total-two are friendly and social. They hang out while I prepare their food and want attention. The other two are not quite sure of me even though I have been caring for them for two years. However, one of the shy ones today did sneak a peak and watched me with the two friendly cats for a bit before deciding it was just too scary to hang out.
I find there is something satisfying to me to care for animals and I am content at the end of the day.
Tonight when I got home after dark I stayed outside to watch the fireflies blink all over like a strobe show. It was mesmerizing. A lovely day all around.

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