Having our young dogs, Big Al and Polly, and puss cat, Happy, brings everyone so much pleasure as do our donkeys, Mary and Joseph.
With their four-legged friends, our kids learn how to treat animals with love and respect.
Responsible pet ownership comes at a cost and this week we have paid a vet bill amounting to £135 to have Big Al, Polly and Happy neutered.
Uncle Billy said: "Happy is ok ,big Al is fully recovered,it's only our poor Polly who is feeling rotten !
" All in all we can be sure she'll be fine in no time "
Top picture: Francis and Lily with our boy cat Happy and right: Gate-man, Uncle Douglas, with Alex, Lily, Linus and Katana