Have you ever held or touched a bearded dragon (the drunken dragon) named Spike? You ask, “why he is called the drunken dragon?” Well, he eats grapes that ferment as he digests them. This makes him tipsy. He can be found in Australia’s deserts. How about Tickles the hedgehog, or a Japanese blue chicken?
On Thursday, October 3rd, just in time for the Feast of St. Francis, the saintly friend of animals, Jason from Green Meadows Farm visited our Residents with his assortment of God’s creatures, big and small.
Our Residents touched and even held some of these beautiful creatures. There was much laughter and many smiles as Jason walked around the room. We also learned just why Peepee the toad got his name and were amused when Spike the dragon got loose.
Another big hit was Fuzzy, the angora bunny and Chinchilla, the chinchilla. For days afterwards, the dining rooms were all abuzz as the Residents spoke of their experiences with animals, past and present. It’s a wonderful world!