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KIDS AND ANIMALS We sat at dinner the other day at my parents house and laughed at old anecdotes from my childhood. I loved animals and would go to great lengths to rescue animals in need. I have brought many small creatures home - much to the dismay (or amusement) of my parents: a hedgehog, one tiny kitten left by the mother, a pigeon with a broken wing, a duck - also with a broken wing, a rabbit - thay I kept 10 years - the list goes on...

Upon my return - the chick had gone. I looked everywhere, and eventually went into the lounge where my Dad sat with the chick in his hand. His face said it all:) I immediately tried to make him understand, that without me the chick would already be dead. I think he understood where I was coming from, but we couldn’t keep the chick as we lived in an apartment at the time.We got to keep the little fellow for the weekend, and it was then given to a classmate of mine who had a chickencoop. So this little chap got away from the snakes and had a long life of freedom.

One of my favourite stories however, was about the small yellow chick: We had a pet store in the Mall, and this pet store specialized in snakes, spiders, scorpions - and they fed them with small fluffy animals that I love(d). I was intrigued by the predatory animals, and kept coming back to look at them, but when I saw the staff feed a real living yellow chick to a snake one day, I had to do something about it!

I am still a great lover of animals and I love that my children are fond of animals too. I believe is good for them - to care for something. We have guinea pigs in our family, and I adore them; they are fabulous - they squeak, and have funny little personalities of their own.

So I bought one of the chicks. Just to save at least one. The chick cost the equivalent of 2$ and I brought it home and put it on the floor in my room. I loved that fluffy little chick and went to get it some food.

I am not biased to the idea of living on a small farm, looking after animals. Maybe - one fine day that is what I will be doing !

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Simply hygge magazine spring edition  

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Simply hygge magazine spring edition  

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