by  John Schlageck

Talk to farmers, stockmen and ranchers – most will tell you how much they love their cows. Problem is this humble and in most cases easy-going beast rarely receives the praise associated with the noble show horse or one of the so-called smartest creatures, the squealing pig.

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by  Jyll Phillips

On my first day of my new job, I carefully laid out the clothes I would wear the next day. I seriouslyneeded to wash away the  gray but I was way too exhausted, and fell into bed by 10. Anxiety ridden, it took a few hours to doze off. I was finally sleeping comfortably when my two dogs decided it was time to go outside. They were relentless with their request so reluctantly, I stumbled to the back door and let them out, bringing one in before the other went out, to divert a loud and bloody canine war in what felt like the middle of the night. It was 4 a.m. Needless to say, once their urges were fulfilled I took myself back to bed.

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