My motto had been all my life:
"I never choose an animal to be my pet, they always choose me to be their human."
My neighbors have this adorable pig and guinea hens, but they love to hang out in my backyard. I'd like to think it's my personality they're attracted to, but I guess they love the treats too.
We have three bunnies, they're very shy, but I managed to take a quick picture of one of them. They're funny though, they have no clue that carrots or other vegetables are food. They eat only grass.
Deer stop for a quick visit often. This year I forgot to spray the lilies with deer repellent, so they ate half my tiger lily buds. Oh, well, they loved it, so no harm done.
Erika M Szabo
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