Claire is so good with small kids...this little boy wanted to pet her, so his mother showed him how to make a flat hand to feed her. Claire is great at waiting for treats, and then ever so gentle taking it from the kids' hands, she's a natural. She was so popular, I couldn't take pictures of all the kids who approached!
She matches her walking pace with the toddlers and sits down quietly to let mothers and wee ones pet her. I was touched by her loving restraint and uncomplaining patience-all mother, all eternal feminine.