These pictures where taken last spring in April when we were visiting our family in Norway. Isabel was 5 1/2 years old here.
Isabel has always loved animals and also had a special bond with animals that she’s met. Animals that normally don’t like children will approach her and let her pet them. She is gentle with them and shows them respect and is cautious around them.
In settings where I would thinks she would get scared, she goes in confidently and where as most kids would just run in and barge right over to the animals, she keeps a safe distance, walks slowly and listens to the responsible adult she is with.
Here the calf is trying to kiss her after having suckled her fingers. And she is riding Ponni-Lars while my cousin Anna is leading him.
She is especially fond of horses, ponies, dogs, cats and snakes. So much so her teacher thought we owned a snake by the way Isabel would describe how to feed “her” snake. She has never fed a snake and she has never been that close to one, ever.
Here she is grooming Ponni-Lars, something he enjoyed so much he fell asleep. Auntie Sissels horse Flicka is saying hi.
Here she is walking Ponni-Lars, a little Shetland pony owned by my aunts sister. He has unfortunately passed away now, but he loved Isabel and would let her do anything to him.
If Isabel could choose any animal that she would be, it would be a Cheetah because she is such a fast runner just like the Cheetah. She wants to become a veterinarian, and a hairdresser and an author.
I love my little Isabel and am looking forward to spending some special one on one time together with her next week. We haven’t had a chance to do that since before sister was born. We will visit a art museum, a LEGO store, coffee shops and the Cheese Cake Factory.
Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Linking up with Eisy Morgan, Design it Chic, and Home Sanctuary.