The purpose of Animals as Natural Therapy’s Blessing of the Animals is to celebrate the amazing animals that have come to do healing work with us. We publicly appreciate their individual gifts and the hours of love they offer so many. We do this blessing in the spring (instead of near St Francis’ October feast day) to prepare our animals for the busy schedules they have in the spring summer and fall. Open house 12-3PM. Blessing 1-2PM.
PARKING on April 16th
Parking of Farm is limited. Designated spaces for elders and those with lots of kids or car seats to move is available at the farm.
Those who transfer easily are asked to catch a shuttle from Bank of the Pacific 4124 Hannegan Road. They will be running every 5 minutes.
A thank you to the horses from a volunteer Nancy Smith:
What a handsome, gentle horse you are. Thank you for telling me when I need to leave and take care of my hurt foot or arm.
What a beautiful, wonderful horse you are. Thank you for being so aware and helping me move Artemis over when needed.
You continue to make me laugh each time I come there whether it be picking the hay net over for me to get or nodding your head up/down. Thank you for bringing such joy.
What a blessing you are. Thank you for listening to all I have to share. You are such a loving horse.
Thank you for being so careful and allowing my 5 year old granddaughter to ride you. She talks about you daily and loves you beyond words. Thank you so much!
Thank you for being such a puppy dog and following me around. You are such a good listener. Thank you!
What a gorgeous horse you are. Thank you for teaching me to have more confidence with you.
Thank you for being such a great leader with the horses. You have such insight of what’s going on and I love seeing your head over the railing looking at me.
Thank you for being so gentle and allowing me to be next to you, just hanging out. I love it!
Thank you for bringing so much sunshine in my life. At times you look like you are smiling.
My how you have become a sweetie. Thank you for listening to my requests and also for your energy.
Thank you for putting up with my cleaning your feet, getting you to walk when you’re resting, and waiting patiently for my granddaughter to finish grooming you.
You are truly a gift to so many people. Thank you for letting Luca groom you and allowing me to clean your feet so easily.
I know others already have things to say about you but I must let you know just how much i love you. You are one of My special loves and I thank you for that.