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Ice-Cream Slimed

By | Animal Tales, Critter Feedback | No Comments

Another Animal Tale featuring “Sweet Pea”, our delightful miniature Jerusalem Donkey:

“Ok, so look, I really like kids, ok? Ok. And, hey, they’re my bread and butter… make that my hay and sweet feed. But I’m only donkey, ok?! And it’s not the coolest day on the books. ‘Hey, you with the third ice-cream cone running down all over your hands’… What? No, no— he wants to pet me… this boy is actually going to slime me with those icky, sticky hands — HEEEE HAWWWW, HEE HAW!!! Oooohhhhhhhhhhh… he did it. Yikes, I’ve been gooed by a 4 yr old. Oh well, just another days work. I’ll get over it.”

Meanwhile, a few moments later — when she thought no one was watching — our little Sweet Pea started licking off all the sticky, gooey, and YUMMY ice-cream. She tried to keep the “I’m way above this sort of thing” look, but she couldn’t pull it off. The corners of her soft muzzle turned ever so slightly upward as she enjoyed the fringe benefits of dessert-laden children wanting to reach out and show her their love.

Stay tuned for more Animal Tales!

The staff is outgoing, friendly and very professional!

By | Client Feedback, What our customers are saying... | No Comments

“Our church has been using Cowboy Critters for the past two years at our Parish Picnic.  The staff is outgoing, friendly and very professional! The youngest of our parish love the variety of animals they bring each year and, of course, the pony rides are a huge hit! Thanks Jeff and crew for all your help in making our picnic a success!”

– Lisa Mitchel, St. Raphael the Archangel Parish

Your wonderful animals made all the difference…

By | What our customers are saying... | No Comments

“Dear Jeff, I just want to thank you for being a part of our son Victor’s big day – 1 year old! 🙂 Your wonderful animals made all the difference for our party on such a hot, summer day. Thank you, also, for sending your book on the mail. I know you’ve poured wisdom, experience, and love for Christ in its pages. I look forward to reading it and sharing with others. All the best!”

Charles & Joy Williams,
Williams Heating & Cooling
Saint Louis, MO

Awesome Block Party for McBride & Sons

By | The Proprietor's Pen | No Comments

Last Saturday we had an awesome Block Party event for McBride & Sons — despite the torrential rain fall just before and immediately following the event (thank you Lord!)  Lots of fun and smiles to go around, and the people loved the Critters! Although, truth be told, Sweet Pea — our normally adorable miniature Jerusalem donkey — got a bit fidgety toward the end of the event and wanted to be with the pony. Karen gave Sweet Pea a little extra TLC and all was fine.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CRITTER CREW: Since I was recovering from a recent surgery, we have special helpers on call and they did a GREAT JOB! Along with our regular Critter Crew, Marta, an expert Equestrian, helped with the ponies, and Hannah — an awesome spinner (as in clothes from wool) — brought a special treat for the guests…  a beautiful turkey from their farm.

Keep smiling and remember to bless the Lord for creating such awesome critters for us to enjoy!



Jeff Tobler
Proprietor, Cowboy Critters

  • By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)
  • So God made the wild [critters] of the earth according to their kind… And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:25)

Major Website Makeover

By | The Proprietor's Pen | No Comments

We’ve taken a giant leap forward again, this time with some amazing features to our website, such as:

  • full screen image sliders
  • responsive design (meaning it looks gorgeous on your tablet and cell phone)
  • FAQs for those questions that seem to popup at all times of the night
  • and more…

The online store will be up in a few days, automating the booking process. We’re looking forward to that. Plus we hope to have more testimonials published shortly.

Thanks for your support, everyone!