Sound the guinea alarm!!
There's a new face on the farm.
This morning's appearance of a new face sent the guineas into alarm mode.
Squawking their usual disapproval...
"Stranger! Danger! Stranger! Danger!"
the guineas announced the newest addition to the Bee Haven neighborhood.
He was just adopted from a shelter in Kentucky (or maybe it was Tennessee)
by Dr. Becky (Hubb's sister who also has a house on the farm).
Buddy, of unknown age and unknown breed mix, (and sweet as sweet can be!)
was out for morning chores with Dr. Becky...
meeting the farm animals for the first time.
He was quite interested in Tom and Chuck...
as they were in him as well!
The dogs were highly interested in playing with him.
Sam and Oakley had to be told to mind their manners.
Buddy is still a little thin and his muscles are quite weak.
(Dr. Becky has no idea what his story was...
he is quite lucky to have been adopted.)
With a little time and tender loving care (and lots of treats)
he will gain weight and strength and be ready to give Sam and Oakley a run for the money!
Annie was quite happy with Buddy's arrival...
someone new to chase her!
I love happy endings to sad animal stories.
And although we don't know Buddy's story...
we can only guess based on the condition he was in.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
There seems to be a feeling amongst many that man is to have dominion over animals.
Dominion does not necessarily mean respect or care, however.
My belief is that man is to live harmoniously with nature...
we've not done such a great job dominating it!