Animal Therapy – Maplewood Farm

For sensitive souls, Mindbodygreen.com recommends more time with animals. I don’t care for dogs: I was mauled by two german shepherds when I was ten and watched Cujo too many times.

Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver offers animal therapy for the inexpensive admission price of only $7.70 per adult.

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OMG. Goats. They are most friendly.

 

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It was a very caprine experience.

 

caprine – (adjective) of or pertaining to goats

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Sofie and Judy, the Hereford cows.

 

Horses, goats, pigs, sheep, donkey, ducks, chickens, and rabbits. They’re all named and well taken care of.

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Peggy (or Petunia) the pot-bellied pig

Maplewood Farm has been an operating farm since 1975 supported by fundraising, ticket prices, a little help from the municipality and a dedicated team of farm folk. Better than a therapist; animals don’t provide bad advice.

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The goats really enjoyed my friend’s boots. Gnawing and rubbing against them.

 

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Better than taking the kids to the mall or a movie. And we didn’t hear one squawking child during the visit. They were all magically enchanted.