... and with pitchfork. If you believe angels only live on fluffy clouds playing bored the harp, then you're completely wrong.
Tierlignadenhof in Kaisten krempeln diese Engel die Ärmel hoch, laufen Barfuss oder auch gerne in Gummistiefel herum, schieben Mistkarren herum und schwingen die Heugabel. Nicht vergessen geht dabei das Lachen, Engel können herzlich lachen, jaaaaa... auch wenn's nicht immer leicht ist, bei all dem was ihnen an Tierschicksalen zugemutet wird.
Then here, in the Tierlignadenhof (animal sanctuary) angels roll up their sleeves, are barefoot or wear rubber boots, pushing around wheelbarrows or swing the hayfork. But they never forget to laugh, yes... angels laugh loud even when sometimes it is hard hearing all those sad animal stories.
No, this deer isn't stuffed...
... es fand meine Kamera etwas merkwürdig und schaute sich das Ganze lieber aus sicherer Distanz an. Im selben Raum hat sich übrigens auch noch ein Fuchs in einer Katzenhöhle zusammengerollt . Und ganz auf Monicas Worte vertrauen: "Greif mal rein und streichle," habe ich zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben einen Fuchs gestreichelt.
The animals live here together in peace and they learn again to trust the humans. No wonder, the team gives one a really warm welcome. I was pushed into the kitchen, get a steaming cup of tea into my hand and it didn't last more than five minutes until a cat sat on my knees. The cat enjoyed it us much as I did, but I tried to ignore her claws in my legs *LoL*.
Maybe the animals felt the same as I did, when entering the farm. I was sad what I had experienced from humans before but as soon as I entered the kitchen, the bad feelings flowed out of me and made room for confidence.
This cat is rather new at the farm. She was brought in very thin and mistreated. Monica told me, that she already looks much better... well, I rather won't imagine what she's lived through. But I was really astonished that I could already caress her.
Ah, yes, this is my friend which gave my legs an acupuncture treatment :o). Hmm... I'm wondering if maybe she is the secret boss of the animal sanctuary... at least, looking at me like that, I would obey *LoL*. But she is really a very dear one, believe me.
Even a goat was allowed to enter the kitchen and take its treats from the boss Monica.
Food is ready, yipiiiiii!
Wildschwein Joker hat mitbekommen, dass Wellness angesagt ist. Jetzt aber schnell...
Wild boar Joker did hear that it is time for his Wellness treatment. Quickly!
Can you see the smile in the face of the goose? One really can see that the animals were leading a great life at that farm.
But you may ask yourself, how this can work with the fox?! Well, the geese are in an enclosure. The fox lives on the farm since it was a baby, so it learned to live with all the other animals. Monica told me that the only danger is, when for example a cat is ill. The fox could smell this and then its natural instinct could be activated but until yet luckily never ever happened something bad.
Even an ox is living at the farm. Beside him there are, horses, a donkey, chickens, geese, goats, cats, dogs, pigs... if you count them together you will find more than hundred animals in the animal sanctuary.
Every animal on the farm was brought to Monica, maybe it was found as a baby, or was ill, or no longer wanted or useful.
It must be Monica's attitude to life that makes possible the peaceful living together under all those different kind of animals. She says: "Every creature is worth being loved and beloved creatures understand each other."
If you'd like to support the animal sanctuary, here the donations:
Raiffeisenbank Regio Laufenburg
Konto der Bank: 50-12428-3
Konto der Stiftung: CH87 8069 6000 0018 7391 0
And this little guy, is the reason why I came to the animal sanctuary. He was mistreated in his former life. I was told that he was kept in the dark and was beaten. In this hard time he learned things he shouldn't have learned. It was not possible to found an ordinary home for this little dog who bites everyone and everything that happens to be infront of his teeth.The animal sanctuary declared themselves ready to work with that dog boy and to give him a chance and a new home. Girls, you are really great... angels as I said! It is comforting to know that there are still people like you on a place like yours. THANK YOU!