Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is September 18, 2014
home newssports feature opinion happenings society obits techtips

Front Page » May 12, 2009 » Emery County News » Pet day: Local preschool learns about animals
Published 1,955 days ago

Pet day: Local preschool learns about animals


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

By PHIL FAUVER
guest writer

Windy Larsen of Orangeville hosted Sandra Huntington's Pre-School classes recently at her petting zoo. The children were on a pre-school field trip and the students reside in Orangeville, Castle Dale and one child from Huntington. The children are enrolled in Miss Sandra's Pre-School classes at Orangeville. The three different classes arrived at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. to visit the zoo. Last year Sandra's classes visited three or four places around the area to see and pet animals. This year Windy's petting zoo was one place where they could see all the animals they wanted all at one location.

The children were able to milk a goat, pet the mother goat named Petricia and her baby goat.

Sandra with several mothers and an assistant kept close track of the children as they visited the grooming shop where Windy had baby puppies, baby kittens, a mother sheep named Shadow and a baby lamb in a pen with a small Shetland pony named Starla.

When Windy brought out the Columbia red tailed boa snakes, at first the children were afraid to touch them but soon overcame the fear of handling the snakes. Some children enjoyed carrying the snakes around. She also taught them about snakes shedding their skin, by showing them samples of snake skin. The children were able to carry around baby puppies and kittens. The children's voices were raised in excitement as they handled or petted the animals. Some mothers had to decline the request by their children, who said, "Please mom, let's take home a puppy or kitten".

Windy carried out two, 3 month old baby Nigerian dwarf goats for display. The children were not allowed to hold them. There was a one day old baby goat that they could pet.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


Top of Page


 
Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (2 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Emery County News  
May 12, 2009
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories



Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us
z