I'm glad that these boys seem to be finding a balance in how to love animals. They are always very sad when one of their pet fish die. They seem to understand that the fish are pets and we have them to love them. Yet, while they enjoy looking at and taking care of some of Yogi's animals (like the quail), they understand that we have those animals so that we can eat them; that's one of the main reasons God made animals.
So Conner caught the quail and brought them to Yogi.
...and then Yogi did the deed, the boys got little anatomy lessons, and the quail went to the freezer to be eaten some day soon.
Also, Josiah has informed me that, "Mom, your heart is full of love for your family. But the quail's heart is still beeping." :) Obviously, the anatomy lesson began very quickly...
Thank you, Yogi, for providing experiences like this, and to Gammie and Poppy for helping us get started with our pet fish. We're so thankful and proud that the wellsbrothers are getting such great opportunities to learn about so many of the reasons that God blessed us with animals!