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    Everything I Need to Know About Life, I Learned from My Animals

    It’s ok to get dirty. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence – in fact, some fences we shouldn’t even get near, let alone touch. Don’t be the last one to the feed trough. There will be death, it will be sad. There will be new life, it will be joyful. We all need a pat on the back (and maybe even a kick in the rear) every now and then. Listening is more important than voicing an opinion. Never doubt or underestimate a mother’s instinct. If dogs and cats can get along, so can we. Stick with your flock. A fresh grooming makes all…

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    Lessons from the Show Ring

      While I’m still young, and certainly have a lot of life lessons yet to learn, being a showman is providing me with some of the best experiences to grow in virtue and become a confident young adult. Here are three lessons I am learning more about with each passing year.   Trust your heart, your hard work, and don’t worry about the crowd around you. When I think back to my first few years of showing, all I can remember is seeing lots of people and desperately searching for the familiar faces of my parents when I was in the show ring. I also remember the countless times they…