Animal Message of the Day: Minnie

From Minnie: “You probably don’t expect much for a sheep to say. And that is a good thing because actually I am not a sheep with a lot to say. But if I stopped at that, I wouldn’t be doing this exercise right. I never pondered much about what I enjoy most in life. It’s not […]

Animal Message of the Day: Belle

From Belle: “It doesn’t matter how long it takes you in life to learn what you’ve come here to learn and to be who you’ve come here to be. Life is not a race. It is not about comparing yourself to others. One could look at my life and think that I was just hanging out […]

Animal Message of the Day: Woodward

From Woodward: “I am grateful for time. It looked like I was once out of time, but I was granted the gift of more time. There are many things I’m not sure of in my life. I am still trying to figure things out. But I am grateful to not be pushed into someone else’s time […]

Animal Message of the Day: Miss Piggy

From Miss Piggy: “My favorite thing in the world is a sunny day. I just love bathing in the sun. I’m not too keen on rain but I just have to be patient on the rainy days. No matter how long the rain goes on, I have to keep understanding that the sun is always still […]

Flashback: From 20 years ago, film Animal Attraction

We are preparing for our 30th Anniversary in 2021 and going through some archive newsletters and publications etc. Here is a flashback moment to share with all of you. In 2000, an independent film maker named Kathy High, made a wonderful 60 minute film about Dawn’s animal communication and Spring Farm CARES. The film was […]

Animal Message of the Day: Mary Beth

From Mary Beth: “I don’t like it when people look at me and feel sorry for me. My goodness! Life is beautiful. I just see life from a different angle than you. It’s not worse or better. It just is what is normal for me. You need to look at what you do when something seems […]

Animal Message of the Day: Trinity

From Trinity: “I have to tell you about life from my perspective. Sometimes it’s hard when everything you believe in gets shattered into a million pieces. Just at the moment you realize everything you’ve lost, it is easy to want to give up and give in to despair. Everyone has some kind of moment in their […]

Be Kind to Animals Art Contest

We are having an art contest for ages K-12 for Posters, Poetry, & Photography categories. The winning artist in each age category will receive an animal sponsorship for a Spring Farm CARES animal of their choice ($100 value). We have supporters from all over the world. Let’s make this an event from around the world […]

Animal Message of the Day: Libby

From Libby: “There is nothing better in life than the gift of friendship. I live with several other donkey friends and we are all family. We all went through some very hard times together. Some of our friends didn’t make it through. But the seven of us did and we all ended up here together. We […]

Animal Message of the Day: Kernel

From Kernel: “Sometimes I get afraid of things. Usually it is because I don’t understand my own strength inside. I have always been one to find safety in hiding from things. But that is not always the best way to do things. I’m a simple kind of guy. That doesn’t make me stupid. But it doesn’t […]

Animal Message of the Day: Meredith

From Meredith: “Sometimes, the simplest things in life can bring us the greatest pleasure. Chasing a shadow on the floor. Playing with a piece of paper. Snuggling up and purring with a friend. Watching a bird out the window. Listening to the rain on the roof. Watching a bee on a flower. Learning to pretend to […]

Animal Message of the Day: Ginny

From Ginny: “I have known so many different aspects of my life. From a race horse to a horse who pulled a buggy and then to a horse who had a foot injury and was not sure I’d ever have a pain-free day again. I’ve known failure. I’ve known defeat. I’ve felt let down, down trodden, […]

Animal Message of the Day: Felix

From Felix: “I’ve been hearing that people are bored. Now that is a silly thing. If you are feeling bored, then I think you are stuck inside your head too long. Time to get up and stretch through your heart and let your mind just step to the side. Go outside. Take a walk. Sit in […]

Happy Sheep Dance

Ok, we all need a good uplifting moment on this dreary day. (At least its dreary here in Central New York State) How can you not laugh watching our sheep, Mary, prancing around today. Come on, I dare you not to smile.  

Animal Message of the Day: Fozzie

From Fozzy:  “I love being outside on starry nights. I love the peace and stillness. I also love to lay in the sun and feel the warmth seep through my body. And there is nothing quite as wonderful as rolling in the mud after a good rain. Usually, every day I can find something that is […]

Animal Message of the Day: Cami

From Cami:  “Once upon a time, I had a friend who was a little girl. I’m sure she’s not so little anymore. She didn’t belong to me, nor I to her, but we were not strangers either. She belonged to the family next door to where I lived at the time. I was just a youngster, […]

Animal Message of the Day: Merlin

From Merlin: “Life is like eating a grape. If you squeeze too hard, it pops and all the good juice runs out before you can savor it all. But if you take your time and peel back the layers, you can enjoy eating the pulp and the juice and savor each part of it as you […]

Animal Message of the Day: Lizzie

From Lizzie: “One of the greatest sounds in the world to me is the sound of my fellow friends munching grass or hay. There is a comfort in the rhythm of the moment. We are all fellow travelers. It has given me pain to feel the sting of people walking by and not noticing us. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Cornelius

From Cornelius:  “I have always felt that humans needed to slow down, speak more softly, and listen more often. When you move too quickly and are always chatting and not listening, then you are only partially engaged in your life. Many of you pound your way through life. But if you listen closely to your own […]

Animal Message of the Day: Jacob

From Jacob (sheep): “I haven’t been here for long and I may not be the most talkative or wise of animals. But I do understand that we all need one another and we shouldn’t judge each other.  Sometimes people hold you too tight not because they want to trap you but because they are hanging on […]

Sunrise Sonata Over the Farm

Sunrise Sonata on the Farm (Speakers on) I have noticed a few things over the past few weeks since so many of us have been in shut down. At first, I kept telling myself that it was my imagination. But then several people have been asking me, “Dawn, have you noticed that the birds are […]

Animal Message of the Day: Brandy

From Brandy:  “It is an honor to be a horse and to live among my other horse friends. I don’t think people fully realize the sensitivity and the connection that horses have to the planet as a whole. We feel things deeply. We can feel the beat of the earth through our feet. We understand a […]

Animal Message of the Day: Cumin

From Cumin: “Now don’t you even dare go thinking what could a Guinea Pig have to offer! I’m a fairly deep thinker you know. Guinea pigs are frequently overlooked. We are pure joy in a little furry body. But we are not just for anyone either. I appreciate many things in life. I don’t get to […]

Animal Message of the Day: Honeybun

From Honeybun: “I am a cat. Now, I know you saw my picture and realized that of course. However, not everyone understands or appreciates what being a cat really means. I have lots to offer. I chose wisely to be in a cat form. What I love most about being a cat is the ability to […]