It was time for “Princess”, our resident cat to go into hiding as a friendly invasion of goats, sheep, ducks and pigs began at Mayflower Reservoir.
For an afternoon in early June, our main lounge was transformed into a farmyard when residents at Mayflower Reservoir were treated to a visit from ‘Animals on the Move’.
The geese, pigs, lambs, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens brought much joy and laughter to everyone involved.
Bottle-feeding the baby goat was a highlight for many residents, with others nominating to sit quietly lulling the guinea pigs to sleep.
The benefits of animal interaction were evident during the visit with many residents reminiscing and being amused by the animals antics.
One of our Greek residents jokingly likened it to “being back on the island” when the goats and sheep were allowed to roam freely and interact with residents.
The visiting animals were very well behaved with the main lounge returned to its regular state quickly and with minimal fuss.
And Princess could return to claim her rightful place among the residents as the top cat!