4.26.2010

NATIONAL KIDS and PETS DAY

Jan's Funny Farm is holding a contest today,
for National Kids & Pets Day.
Be sure to stop by and visit at the Funny Farm,

Our photo files and archives have tons of wonderful and memorable photos of our children and their pets, and from more recent years, our grandchildren and their pets. We believe strongly that raising children with pets is very important ~ it helps the child to learn compassion and empathy, it teaches them responsibility and it helps them to understand unconditional love. For the past 2-months, we have been caring for our new grandson here at the Zoolatry home. He is now four months old. At first, he ~ and Maggy and Zoey ~ were all quite tentative towards one another. But as days have come and gone, all are accepting of each other. A few weeks ago, I (tentatively) put the baby on the porch rocker next to napping Zoey. I fully expected Zoey to wake and immediately dash off. But that did not happen. To my delight, they stayed beside one another... and even when Arjun pulled off his little hat, throwing it down, Zoey sat patiently, undisturbed. The interactions of children and animals is always amazing and heart warming to observe.

18 comments:

  1. It is amazing what kitties can do with children. My mom grew up with a Collie and didn't have her first kitty until she was 20 years old, but she loves all animals and believes that children and animals belong together.

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  2. A great post!...Those two babies are just adorable together!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  3. Wot a combo ~ kids and pets! Adorable.

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  4. That is such a sweet picture!

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  5. Zoey, what a good girl you are being so patient!

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  6. We know you have so many kids and pet photos. It would have been hard to pick one or two or ... What a cute photo of grandson and Zoey. We wish all the contestants good luck. Thanks for entering.

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  7. I really do think they like being together!

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  8. Totally adorable........both Zoey and Arjun!!

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  9. What an adorable picture! And we're happy to hear that Zoey is learning to accept little Arjun!!

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  10. So cute - and the Momster totally agrees with the ZH - we luckily have lots of little ones around here so we all get to know each other in the proper way. Good luck in the contest.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  11. Now that is what love is all about.. Hugs GJ xx

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  12. That is such a beautiful picture of kitty and baby hanging out together.

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  13. ADORABLE.....just adorable!!!

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