This boy loves animals. He just wants to be with them and get to know them. Pretty much how he is with every living thing, including the two snails who are living in the front flower pot. Today, he was at a birthday party, and in between bites of pizza and cake, he was off to visit the horses. He refused to ride them, although I know he really wanted too, so in the end he chose to lead the horse. He was tickled pink. In the car, on the way home, he said, “Momma, I feel bad for the horses that they can’t run free.” I wasn’t sure how to answer him, so I simply said “ then they wouldn’t be able to hang out with you.” And he was happy with that answer.