All posts by Wendy Matthews

Coloring Contest: Draw Romy’s Holiday Sweater for the Chance to Win Prizes! Very few things make a holiday sweater uglier than when it is made from wool or adorned with fur or leather. Romy’s wooly coat provides coziness and protection for him and his sheep friends. His wish for the holidays is for us to help him keep the wool on his back and off our own. Join Romy’s Contest by printing out this coloring sheet and dressing him up in his best holiday sweater .

  Here at the Squeal we have the luxury of watching the beautiful connection between sisters Anna and Maybelle everyday. These gals have been through so much and no doubt have given each other the strength to get through the rough patches. Recently, we became aware of another truly remarkable pair of human sisters, Natalie … Read More

“Love and understanding, love and understanding,” I repeat over and over again in my head. I’m preparing myself to practice what I preach this Thanksgiving. Here are my five tried and true tips for a happy and harmonious Thanksgiving, no matter who you share the table with (a.k.a. Five Steps To Keep You From Crawling … Read More

My husband Jon will joke that he is not going to get in the way of the wave that is me. He pretends that I am the one influencing the tides. Truth be told, he is in denial of his role in the madness.

Keeping Animals Safe on Halloween We’re all for a little scare this time of year, except when it comes to our animal friends. Here are some quick tips to keep everyone safe as you celebrate this frightful holiday.

Anna and Maybelle Inspire Holiday Fun Last week I made a presentation to my class to show them how awesome pigs are. I used photos of our pigs Anna and Maybelle. After the presentation I gave the class a coloring sheet of Anna and asked everyone to draw the costume they think she would wear for Halloween. Everyone in my class loved it! They couldn’t believe how smart and cool pigs were. They also had some funny costume ideas.

A friend of mine had a rapidly expanding feral cat colony on his farm and reached out to see if I knew anyone who could help. I called Farm Sanctuary board member and president of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Jane Hoffman. She warned us that kitten season was approaching and if we didn’t … Read More

Mini Horse Heroes On Sunday, September 11th I went with Laurie Tietjen, my dad and mini horses Hamlet and Honor to visit the police and fire departments of New York and New Jersey. Our goal was to put smiles on first responders’ faces. Honor and Hamlet definitely accomplished their job!

Reading to Levi
Levi joined The Daily Squeal family after quite mysteriously escaping a slaughterhouse. It’s no mystery that he’d want to escape, but to this day we still wonder how the heck he did it. Levi is a fainting goat, a.k.a. Myotonic. Myotonics faint when stressed. How did our boy keep from fainting long enough to make his bid for freedom? We don’t know, but all we can say is, “Go Levi. Go!!!!!”