|Kylie handled this chicken like she had been doing it all her life.|
|She provided Coco the retired horse with|
some tasty carrots and much brushing.
|The hay ride was very interesting. Did you know that they|
put maple syrup on the hay to make it taste better for the cows?
|Of ourse the rabbit stole the show.|
Kylie didn't want to leave.
|I got her away from the rabbit long enough to help feed|
Today we went to our favorite library for a special animal visit. The price seemed high at $30, but that price includes four Friday "classes", each with animals from different parts of the world. Today was the first Friday with animals from South America and a special surprise from Africa. Of course we didn't know this prior to the visit. When we first arrived I was worried because the lady setup a small pen and started putting Guinea Pigs in it. I was like, "Thirty dollars for this?" It must have been one of those under-promise-over-deliver techniques, because I was floored when she brought out the African Porcupine. The looks on the faces of all of the mothers were priceless as they scrambled to pull their children back from the pen. I couldn't stop smiling. It was really cool to see one up close and touch it.
The list of animals included: a Patagonian Cavy, a Paca (only 3 days old), the African Porcupine, multiple Guinea Pigs and a dove that had been rescued. The guinea pigs were actually genius because it gave the kids something to cuddle while they looked at the less cuddly animals. We were very impressed with the program. The lady running it actually keeps all of the animals at her home. I forget what she called it, but she's actually in the process of some kind of special project with endangered species. The Paca is one of them (but not officially).
|I asked Kylie to ham it up for me. I just couldn't get over|
the baby porcupine.
|Ahh, yes. The rarely seen passionate kiss shared between|
an African Porcupine and a Paca.