...or goats, heifers, sheep, pigs, water buffalo, rabbits.... I got a catalog from Heifer International today, and think it's such a cool idea. Their plan is to help families all over the world to become self-reliant by donating animals to them, with the agreement that each family will in turn donate one of their animals' young to another similarly struggling family, and so on. You can buy an animal or a share of an animal (for example, a goat costs $120 but a share of a goat is $10) in someone's name, and then that person will receive a card telling them about the gift made in his/her honor. Heifer International has been around since 1944, so I'm surprised to not have heard about them before now. But now that I have, I am going to buy a few flocks of chicks ($20 each) for families in Cameroon, Nicaragua, or South Africa. Orders have to be made before December 4 to be delivered by Dec. 24th, though, so keep that in mind!