From the recording The Heifer's Christmas

I was inspired to write this story when I was looking at the catalog from The Heifer Project, my favorite charity.  The animals in the story are the same animals found in The Heifer Project catalog.  
What is the Heifer Project?  It is a charity that gives live stock to families around the world so that they can feed themselves.  It's very easy to donate to Heifer Project.  You can, like I do, have a small donation automatically withdrawn from your bank account every month.  
One of the beautiful things about Heifer Project charities is that every family that receives an animal passes the gift along:  when the number of their animals has grown by successfully breeding, they agree to gift their neighbors with animals.  It's the gift that keeps on giving.