Animal Stories

From cows to country pets, animals are an important part of country life (and the country family). To celebrate, we’ve curated some of our favorite animal short stories just for you.

Litter of Barn Kittens Brought Joy

July 16, 2014

Barn kittens charmed their way into family’s’ hearts.

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A Couple Moves to the Country with their Favorite Pet

June 30, 2014

After living in the city, their favorite pet rejoices in its new country surroundings.

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Mother Hens Know Best

June 18, 2014

Mother hens like this one can be counted on to raise their babies—even if they’re actually adopted ducks!—with love.

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Family’s Favorite Dog is a Baby-Sitter Dog

May 21, 2014

Don’t let the daunting size of this family’s favorite dog fool you; this baby-sitter dog is a gentle giant!

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A Young Boy’s Cow Friend

April 23, 2014

A young boy and his cow friend made an inseparable pair, creating memories to last a lifetime.

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Opening Her Heart to Another Beloved Horse

April 23, 2014

A former horse owner opens her heart and climbs back in the saddle, gaining a new beloved horse.

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Fire Department Dog Left a Lasting Impression

February 19, 2014

A Dalmatian named Boot proudly served as fire department dog for one group of firefighters in California.

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Fox Kits Sighting Signaled Spring

February 19, 2014

For one nature photographer, watching playful fox pups filled her spring with joy.

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Adorable Animals Tug at the Heartstrings

January 23, 2014

For one man, chipmunks are irresistibly adorable animals whose whimsical ways always put a smile on his face.

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A Friendly Bird Warmed up to Farming Family

December 19, 2013

Mildred the gregarious grouse adopted family as her new flock.

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