Perhaps the most pleasant outcome from my blogging experience is the array of connections that I have made with readers I have yet to meet. My family and close friends have graciously shared the blog with animal lovers in their own circle of friends. The ripples from the initial blog splash have apparently dilated into many rings of individuals who appear to check the blog often for new content.
Lately, I have received forwarded emails from friends who have passed the blog along to an animal lover they know who will identify with it. One person forwarded the blog to her friend with horses and dogs. That person replied to say that she was going to send the blog to her sister who has horses, dogs and chickens and at one time had a goat. Somebody else forwarded the blog to a friend who dotes over his cat. Another person forwarded the blog to an elderly neighbor who used to live on a farm. The scenarios go on and on and with each one I am inspired by the mutual affection we all share with our animal family members and how they remain close through the rough and placid patches of our lives; a constant among change.
So today, in addition to thanking all who have read my blog, I also wish to thank all who have shared it with somebody else who loves animals and reaps the benefits of having at least one to come home to, cuddle up with and provide exercise for. To all of you, I dedicate today’s post. Thank you!
Tonight I am posting another set of great pictures that displays the human/animal bond. Enjoy!
Noah, Ludie, Eric and me just enjoying each other's company.
Amy and baby Noah.
Amy had baby goats of her own, Maddie and Barley.
Meeting our Westie puppy, Niles for the first time as his mother, Xena supervises the visit.
Casey Bird, Rod and me.
My niece, Megan loved to hold Rosemary. This year Meg will graduate from high school.
Promise and me in my high school yearbook picture.
Jordan and I shared a special bond.
Our goat, Gideon and my Great Aunt Mary. Her smile says it all.