June 2020 Newsletter
“Come and Be Spoiled”
“You spoil that Cow!” Fred teased as he drove past on the tractor. I had answered Alfred’s mooing from the pasture gate and he barged himself through without waiting for his lead rope. I had a loose cow marching for the shade of the apple tree, teasing the goat and horse with his freedom. I allowed him his leisure for a bit until he started eating plastic wrap from the bricks for the patio. Once on the lead Alfred wouldn’t budge. He didn’t want to return to the pasture, which doesn’t have shade yet ( it’s on Fred’s emergency to- do list as soon as the hay is in.). He refused to go towards the playpen as well. Eventually with some arguing and begging I asked if he wanted to go to the barn. Alfred moved. He actually went rather quickly for a languid Jersey. At 10 am it was already hot and Alfred wanted his bed and a fan in the fly free barn. I got Alfred tucked in and walked out to discover a bleating goat and a mopey horse. I opened the gate and allowed them to leave the hot pasture without leads so as to not show favoritism to the cow. Molly steadily walked to the barn, waited for me to open the gate, hopped on her throne and got herself ready for a long nap. Bella, with little help, walked in her stall. I positioned a fan on her as well as Alfred and Molly.
Hours later in the heat of the afternoon Alfred and Bella welcomed a sponge bath, but not Molly, I didn’t both to even ask her. The goat is not a bather.
They waited out the heat for six hours before wanting to venture out. I heard the horse calling and knew what she was wanting. I took a break from helping Fred with hay to support Bella in returning to the pasture with her friend Molly. Alfred was content staying in his playpen.
I don’t believe any one of my animal friends are spoiled but rather I’m an attentive hostess. A Moo, a grunt, a neigh, a bleat, a meow or a cluck are not random sounds but are attempts at communication. I’m receptive and easily trained.
If I treat my animals with such care and attention, doing my best to serve their needs, you can trust that I support bed and breakfast guests with the same attentiveness.
At Crow Moon Healing Bed and Breakfast I spoil my guests!
Karen Mcintosh - Crow Moon Healing Owner & Operator