Mom's animal friends of her childhood included: Cows, pigs, rabbits, an owl(Percy), an African bull-frog, numerous scorpions, ants and grasshoppers, a crow, a python, hens and chickens, cats and many farm dogs. My mom was a real animal whisperer in those days. It ensured that she was well prepared for me!
Look at Mom's shoes in the picture. These shoes are called 'Veldskoens" - meaning shoes of the veld (bush). She wore mainly these shoes in her youth, otherwise she went barefoot in the bush. Mom has written a number of farm stories for her future grandchildren's treasure trove.
I wish we could turn back the clock so that I would be able to live with her on that farm!
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA