Furbaby Love

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Whenever we show in Niagara-on-the-lake we get to stay at our friend Kim’s place, aka the Gryphon Ridge Highland Cattle Farm. It’s always a treat for us city mice, and I sleep far better at Kim’s then I do at home. The crickets at night and the rooster in the morning sure beat the sound of the highway.

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In the morning there is a great exodus of cattle, as Bucky the patriarch moves the herd from the back of the field, where it’s cooler at night, to the front where there is a lean-to that gives good shade.

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This past weekend there was an extra treat; a baby! This furry little guy is less than 2 weeks old in the photo, and he’s all kinds of cuddly. Just look at that fur!

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There is more than one baby, just look at this adorable little bull. He’s super friendly with people and even gives kisses.

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Here’s another baby pic – love this guy.

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I found out recently that you can spin highland cattle hair! It’s unbelievably soft, to my surprise. Kim has a lady who takes the hair that the cows shed  and spins it up. She named it by cow and brought it to the Frogpond show:

IMG_0694-(1)Pretty cool stuff, something for me to try later 🙂