When author VieVie Baird was recovering from breast cancer, she often visited Frog Song Farm Sanctuary (FSFS) in Cairo. She labeled it as one of her “Happy Places” during her treatments. 

While on many visits, she was captivated by the relationships among all the different species. All the animals got along, no matter their differences. Kay Weymouth Williams, sanctuary owner, began posting pictures of the interspecies relationships on Facebook. Baird and Williams came up with the book idea that expresses the theme, if differences don’t matter to them, why should they matter to us. That was the beginning of the now published book “We Are Friends: Stories from Frog Song Farm Sanctuary.”

FSFS was started to fulfill Williams’ dream of starting a sanctuary for senior or abused farm animals. Along with her husband, Richard D’Antoni, they stared the farm in 2016. It is now home to donkeys, horses, goats, cows, ducks, llamas, and rescued cats and dogs. It is a 501c3 charitable organization. All profits from the sale of “We Are Friends” will go to support the sanctuary.

The easy to read children’s book is full of whimsical photographs taken by sanctuary owner Williams, with the narrative written by Baird. It is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. You can follow the antics of all the animals on Facebook at Frog Song Farm Sanctuary or on the web site www.Frog Song Farm Sanctuary.org.

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