Animal husbandry is defined by merriam-webster as "a branch of agriculture concerned with the production and care of domestic animals." It is so much more than that. What we do is a responsibility that we choose to accept, to care for these animals in the best way that we can. They rely on us for their basic needs and for the love and attention that they deserve. Sometimes we win the many battles and sometimes we fail, but when one of my mamas trusts me enough to seek me out and lie in my lap when she is giving birth, it is a humbling and amazing moment. These are the rewards.
So friends, come on into my office! Sit and stay a while. You will feel the weight of the world fall from your shoulders... I promise!