From Eloise

From Eloise: “My list of things to be grateful for is so long that you don’t have time to read it. People need to make more time to be grateful. I’m finding this to be a trend. Hurry. Hurry. Hurry. You don’t take time to enjoy what you are doing. For example, when my food […]

From Dusty

From Dusty: “I am grateful for times when it is quiet. Sometimes humans make an awful lot of noise. I wonder how they keep functioning like that actually. I like it when it gets really quiet. I love hearing the breeze in the trees or the rain on a quiet day. I love the stillness […]

From Belle

From Belle: “I am grateful for my freedom to live life the way I wanted to live it. Most people would have decided I was quite useless and would have ended my life as I would have become an inconvenience. I am grateful to live in a place where I can grow old and frail […]

From Carley

From Carley: “I may be tiny, but I am not insignificant. If you think I’m small, you’ll second guess that when you hear my huge voice! I am bigger inside than I look. And I want people to know that just because some of us are little, doesn’t mean that we matter less. I think […]

From Minnie

From Minnie: “This has been a year of learning for me. I moved here to a new home away from my original flock of sheep. Life here is different. I just kind of hid out in the flock and was fine. But here, I live with one other sheep, Daisy. Suddenly, I couldn’t just hide […]

From Izzy

From Izzy: “Having just one eye does not mean that I see only half of the world. It says instead that I have to see twice as much with the one I have. You can spend your life thinking you have less than what you wish for or you could start understanding that you can […]

From Felix

From Felix: “Sometimes I like to stand outside in the sun and close my eyes and take in all that I can around me. When I can be still enough inside to hear the wings of birds flapping in the air as they pass by me, then I know I am truly focused in the […]

From Mack

From Mack: “I am most grateful to have found my purpose in life. If you talk to the humans who have known me, they would tell you that my history was that I was lost in the woods and mountains for over six months – lost. And it is indeed a true story and an […]

From Chance

From Chance: “Hey everyone! I am new here! I don’t even know how to do this message thing but I wanted to give it a shot. I have a lot to be grateful for. I love my new home and all of my friends. Companionship is my favorite thing. I like every person. I like […]

From Hillary

From Hillary: “I may be old. I may be deaf. And my vision is not as acute as it once was. But I have a different view of life from where I am. I have traveled a winding road. It has had its ups and downs. It has seen sun and rain. It has known […]

From Viva

From Viva: “Every year for more than half my life I have done this message thing. And you know what, it never gets old. I don’t mind each year stopping to tell you what I am most grateful for. I’ve lived on this farm my whole life. I’m the first horse! The kid who started […]

From Merlin

From Merlin: “I see so many people come and go through our facility here. I love to watch the various types of folks who come to say hello. Humans are sort of intriguing to me. There is a sign on my cage that reads, “Please don’t stick your fingers in my cage. I might get […]

From Rhoda

From Rhoda: “Today could be the start of something new. I say that every day when I wake up to a new day. Each day is an opportunity to learn something new, to try something different, and to achieve new goals. Each day I have an opportunity to help someone else and to be kind. […]

From Mary Beth

From Mary Beth: “Many people could look at me and just see a crippled little donkey. But they would be missing the most important things about me. They’d be missing the light in my eye that now is there thanks to the love that surrounds me. They’d be missing how I like to nuzzle up […]

From Chipper

From Chipper: “A lot of people probably don’t stop and consider what I have to be grateful for in life. But actually, I think I understand life better than a lot of people! People rush by my pen here as if they are always in a hurry. Well, let me say, that if you all […]

From Toby

From Toby: “Life is about playing. If we all could just go out and play together, we’d stop being so serious about everything. Sometimes my friend Cashew and I disagree on things. We can each get a little grumpy at times. But we know how to solve it. One of us will go get our […]

From Piper

From Piper:  “I was born into this life without ever having seen a single thing, yet I know more about my environment than most. People have mistakenly felt sorry for me because I have no eyes. Please don’t feel sorry for me at all. Because I have the most magnificent view of life. I can […]

From Ginny

From Ginny: “I am grateful for my new friend Nell. When she first came to my barn, I liked her but I didn’t really know her yet. She was afraid of a lot of things. She had seen some really hard times. She is missing one eye, so I realized that I needed to help […]

From Daisy

From Daisy: “I am very happy to have friends. Early in the year, I lost my companion who happened to be a goat. Just because we were different didn’t mean we couldn’t respect one another and be friends. We actually really like one another. And when she died, I was very sad to lose her […]

From Noah

From Noah: “To know the love of friends is by far the greatest gift I’ve ever been given. For most of my life, no one truly saw me for who I am or what I have to offer. I shut down because what else was there for me to do. But, then, someone took notice […]

From Luna

From Luna: “I know that people think I can be a little pushy but actually that is just a game I like to play. I am very grateful for my human friends. This year I got sick and really didn’t feel well and they all came together and helped me. I now feel better thanks to […]

From Nemo

From Nemo: “I am grateful for being given the chance to be who I am surrounded by the friends I am with and being cared for by the people who have been gracious enough to love me. There is not greater thing that I could be grateful for. No other need that I have. No […]

Annual Animal Messages

To see a complete listing of our Annual Animal Messages, Click Here There will be a message a day from November 22 – December 31st. This is our gift to you to stay focused on all of the things in life to be grateful for. Animal Communicator and Co-founder, Dawn Hayman asks 40 of the […]

From Leo

From Leo – “I think we all tend to forget or take for granted the most basic things in life that provide us with life and nurturing. The sun, the rain, the soil are all giving us so much all the time. We need to show our appreciation and gratitude. I am grateful to share […]