While the wild bucking broncos and bulls were entertaining the crowds at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo last weekend at Cariboo Memorial Complex, residents at Williams Lake Seniors Village had their own up-close-and-personal connection with the Wild West.
Ranchers Clint and Karen Thompson from the San Jose Cattle Company brought two orphan calves Kale and Kyle, and their dog, Pause, from their 144 Mile House ranch to the Seniors Village on Sunday, and the residents enjoyed the action.
Several seniors like Suzie Squinas, Ingrid Heitmann and Joan Farquharson got right into feeding the calves a bottle.
Others like Patrick Charleyboy were more interested in trying to rope the young bovines. Alexandra Latin was satisfied with making friends with Pause.
Activity Aide Spring Wiebe said the seniors had a great time with the animals.
“It gave them something interesting to do for the afternoon,” Wiebe says.