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Animal-Grams Animal-Grams Animal-Grams is an animal entertainment business owned and operated by Joni Cripe. This unique business allows the animals to come to you!

Rent out live animals for all events. Pony rides and petting farms are available for birthday parties, company parties, as well as school and church events. Reindeer and nativity animals for Christmas, a live turkey for Thanksgiving, and rabbits, chicks and other baby animals for Easter! The possibilities are endless for any season or occasion! Call Joni today to book entertainment for your next event! (260)982-2077

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Of all of the pictures taken by me and of my animals, at the Home and Garden Show, this is my very favorite!! Funnel Cak...
03/11/2022

Of all of the pictures taken by me and of my animals, at the Home and Garden Show, this is my very favorite!! Funnel Cake (ok, they all have fair food names), giving Anthony a kiss during a goat yoga demonstration on Broadview Landscaping and Nursery’s stage!!

03/08/2022

Just in case you are curious as to what happens after everyone leaves The Home and Garden Show!!!🐐❤️

Great times at the Ft. Wayne Home and Garden Show!! We are open until 8:00 tonight, and from 11-5 on Sunday!! We are in ...
03/05/2022

Great times at the Ft. Wayne Home and Garden Show!! We are open until 8:00 tonight, and from 11-5 on Sunday!! We are in the Conference Center.

So, I just realized that I haven’t posted anything on here since Christmas!!☺️ It has been a very busy time!! I will get...
03/03/2022

So, I just realized that I haven’t posted anything on here since Christmas!!☺️ It has been a very busy time!! I will get into all of that later!! I’ve been keeping animals cared for and healthy through the last two miserable months!! Anyway it has paid off, because tomorrow we will start our four day stint at the Home and Garden Show!! I just spent the day setting up!! A big thank you to my husband Phil and brother-in-law, Ron. They hauled all of my gates up and loaded up 3 huge carts with my stuff, and wheeled it in. They also laid down and taped my 52’ of tarps and set up all of the gates. Then I got busy setting up my County fair-themed props!! It only took 6 hours, this year!!🤗 Sure hope everyone will come to see us!! 11-8, Thursday and Friday, 10-8 Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday!! We are in the family area. Then at 5:30 Thursday morning, my baby goats will be on the News. So I get to head up there at 4:30 AM.😳

12/25/2021

We will have our reindeer, Candy Cane, and our Mama alpaca and her baby, on Steve Shine’s Movie Marathon tonight in the 7 o’clock hour. Two different segments!! Ft.Wayne’s My TV channel 21.3, Comcast 252, and 1024, Frontier F105, channel 9, Mediacom, channel 10 and Direct TV 22. Enjoy watching baby alpaca whack my face with her head!!🤣

We finished up our Christmas season at Jefferson Pointe with the reindeer, and at Wabash First Methodist Church, greetin...
12/25/2021

We finished up our Christmas season at Jefferson Pointe with the reindeer, and at Wabash First Methodist Church, greeting the attendees, with Nativity animals. Such an amazing season!!❤️ A big thank you to my son Jurgin Cripe, who handled Nutcracker at every single event!! Also thank you to his wife Mariah, Janzin, Jirni, Will Schuler, Chad Kreider, Joe Miller, Teresa Gable, Lauren Burris and my husband, Phil!! We could have never done it without their help with the reindeer, Nativity animals and chores at home!! Merry Christmas to everyone we got to meet, as well as our friends and family!!🎄🦌🥰

Come to see Candy Cane and Santa at Warsaw Party and Tent Rental!! We will be here until 5 or so!!
12/21/2021

Come to see Candy Cane and Santa at Warsaw Party and Tent Rental!! We will be here until 5 or so!!

12/18/2021

Another day of miserable weather!!😳 Oh that is right, it is Saturday.🙄 Of course. Well, brighten your day and get in the Christmas spirit!!🎄🦌 Come out to see our reindeer!!🤗
Saturday:
11-1 TSC in Wabash
12-4 Last day at Botanical Gardens in FW
1:30-3:30 Brandt’s Harley Davidson in Wabash
4:15-5:15 American Legion in N. Manchester
5-7 Jefferson Pointe in FW
7:30 private home visit in FW
Sunday:
3-5 Community Center in Akron, IN
5-7 company event in Goshen Reindeer
and Nativity animals

Such a miserably cold day, I forgot to post our schedule!! This morning we took Nativity animals for a breakfast at Firs...
12/11/2021

Such a miserably cold day, I forgot to post our schedule!! This morning we took Nativity animals for a breakfast at First Assembly Church.
9-11 Reindeer at St.Joseph Trustees for a breakfast
8:30-10:30 Reindeer at Eagle Glen Event Center, Columbia City
12-4 Reindeer at Ft. Wayne Botanic conservatory
12:30-1:30 Reindeer at Fremont Library
4-6 Reindeer at a private event in FW.
5-7 Reindeer at Jefferson Pointe
7-8 Reindeer at Minear Realty in Columbia city
Sunday:
8:30-10:30 Nativity animals at First Assembly
11-1 Reindeer at Orchard Ridge Country Club FW.
1-2 Reindeer at a private event- Warsaw
5:30-7:30 Reindeer at Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland

12/10/2021

If you are needing a fun Christmas event tonight, come to R.P. Home and Harvest (formerly Big R) in Wabash! We will have a reindeer outside to greet you, one inside, as well as some other very furry animals to pet and get pictures with. 5:30-8 pm. Come see us!!🤗

How cool is this?!! We are down in Gas City at the Fire Station, when I see the Butler family, formerly from our hometow...
12/04/2021

How cool is this?!! We are down in Gas City at the Fire Station, when I see the Butler family, formerly from our hometown of North Manchester!!❤️ It ends up most of them live here now!! Such a wonderful surprise!!🤗

12/04/2021

As promised, our Christmas schedule of events, for Sat. Dec. 4th:
Gas City’s Santa Breakfast - Fire Station 8-10:30am
Ligonier Public Library -8:30-10:30
Ft. Wayne Botanical Gardens-12-4
Ft. Wayne StoryPoint Assisted Living 12-2
Ft. Wayne Company Party downtown 3-5
Winona Lake Kringlefest 1-3:30 petting farm
Ft.Wayne Jefferson Pointe 5-7
Avilla at small park 6-8
Columbia City Nativity animals outside at Courthouse 6-8
Private Home visit 7:30

12/03/2021

Our schedule for Friday night Dec. 3rd, Let’s call it COURTHOUSE NIGHT!!🤣
🎄🦌🦙🐑🐐🎄
Rochester- with reindeer near Courthouse 6-8.
Albion-reindeer, downtown near Pizza place across from Courthouse 6:30-8:30
Columbia City - Living Nativity scenes around Courthouse- llama, mini donkey, goats and sheep 6-8
It will be a beautiful night!! Come see us!! Tomorrow’s schedule will get posted later tonight!!🤗

This was the assortment of animals we took to Ossian tonight. Such a nice time!!
12/03/2021

This was the assortment of animals we took to Ossian tonight. Such a nice time!!

12/02/2021

Everyone is enjoying our Nativity animals at Ossian’s annual Hometown Christmas. The Nazarene Church is supplying the Characters and sponsoring our animals. Always such a special event!!🦙🐐🐑

So today we did our annual taping with Steve Shine, for the 36th annual Christmas Movie Marathon!!  Hard to believe, I h...
12/02/2021

So today we did our annual taping with Steve Shine, for the 36th annual Christmas Movie Marathon!! Hard to believe, I have done it every single year!! I took my big trick pig the first year, my sister and I took our tiger and bear one year. We have taken every animal imaginable since. My kids often went with me. The past 18 years, we have always brought a reindeer and another animal. This year we had two very special guests; Jennings, my grandson and Celebration, our new baby alpaca!! It will air in the evening on Christmas day. As it gets closer, I will post the channels and times.

11/26/2021

Reindeer Appearances for this weekend are as follows:

Friday 5-7 Columbia City at the corner of VanBuren and Line Streets. Beside “Running Around..”
Friday 5:30-7:30 Downtown New Haven

Saturday 10-12, Our 11th Annual Reindeer Day at Ossian Do-it-Best Hardware.
Saturday 3-5 Downtown Huntington for Christmas in the City event.
Saturday 5-7 Jefferson Pointe near the Christmas Tree
Saturday 6-8 Syracuse Christmas Celebration Oakwood Event Center

Sunday 5-7 Decatur Christmas tree lighting

Last week we had the pleasure of taking our turkey Tartan to StoryPoint Assisted Living Facility, for a pardoning!! It w...
11/25/2021

Last week we had the pleasure of taking our turkey Tartan to StoryPoint Assisted Living Facility, for a pardoning!! It was a great time!! So surprising how many people had never seen or touched a real, live turkey!! How many people know that President Lincoln was the first President to pardon a turkey?!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!❤️

If you aren’t in downtown Ft. Wayne tonight you are missing out!! We are at the Bakers St. Train Station with Candy Cane...
11/25/2021

If you aren’t in downtown Ft. Wayne tonight you are missing out!! We are at the Bakers St. Train Station with Candy Cane and our alpaca Mom and baby!! Baby Celebration’s first public appearance!! Nutcracker is at the Botanical Conservatory tonight as well!!

We had a great time tonight, at Christmas on Broadway. Gorgeous tree, huge crowd and perfect weather!!!❤️
11/20/2021

We had a great time tonight, at Christmas on Broadway. Gorgeous tree, huge crowd and perfect weather!!!❤️

The Holiday Season is here, which means our reindeer will be out and about for petting and pictures!!🦌 This is where you...
11/19/2021

The Holiday Season is here, which means our reindeer will be out and about for petting and pictures!!🦌 This is where you can see us this week:

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19th🎅🏻
Christmas on Broadway- downtown Ft. Wayne
5-7pm.
Jingle Jubilee-Wabash-Historical Museum parking
lot 5:30-7:30 pm.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20th🎄
Marion’s Holiday Celebration - downtown Marion
1-3pm.
Tangible’s and merchants - N. Webster
4:30-7:30pm
Manchester’s Tree lighting and parade -downtown N. Manchester
6-8pm.

Shipshewana is definitely where it is happening today!! Just like a Hallmark movie!!🥰
11/06/2021

Shipshewana is definitely where it is happening today!! Just like a Hallmark movie!!🥰

11/06/2021

Great times up here at Shipshewana!! So Christmasy!!🎄❤️ There is still time to get up here for the lighted Christmas Parade tonight at 7. Nutcracker will be in it, all lit up!!🎅🏻🦌

This Saturday starts our Christmas Season with our reindeer. We will be at Rhinestones and Roses in North Manchester fro...
11/05/2021

This Saturday starts our Christmas Season with our reindeer. We will be at Rhinestones and Roses in North Manchester from 10:30-12. We then travel to Shipshewana. From 3-5 we will be outside of the beautiful Blue Gate Restaurant for patrons to pet and take pictures with our reindeer. The lighted Christmas parade begins at 7, our reindeer will be in it. It is the most magical holiday event!! Just like a Hallmark movie!!❤️🎄🦌🎅🏻

Celebration is wearing a little coat, made by my cousin Teresa Akey, some years back for my lambs. It fits!! Glaze, her ...
10/25/2021

Celebration is wearing a little coat, made by my cousin Teresa Akey, some years back for my lambs. It fits!! Glaze, her mother is checking it out!!❤️

We are so excited to introduce our new surprise born last week!! It’s a baby alpaca, called a cria. Her name is Celebrat...
10/24/2021

We are so excited to introduce our new surprise born last week!! It’s a baby alpaca, called a cria. Her name is Celebration!! We assumed the mother was pregnant, but since their gestation is close to a year long, we just weren’t sure when it would happen. There were no obvious signs that she was due. Celebration will be a great addition to our Animal-Grams’ menagerie!!❤️🦙

10/01/2021

Be sure to come watch our Lil’ Barnyard Pig Races tomorrow at N. Manchester’s Harvest Fest!! 10:30-2:30. Races occurring each hour. Souvenir Ribbons to be won!!! We will also bring a few pets from our petting farm. Come see us, set up on Market St.🐷🥇🥈🥉

We would like to invite everyone to come watch and participate in our Lil’ Barnyard Racers, mini pig races Wed. Night at...
07/27/2021

We would like to invite everyone to come watch and participate in our Lil’ Barnyard Racers, mini pig races Wed. Night at 8 pm. In the fun zone area, at the Allen County Fair!! We will also be doing pony rides Thurs-Sun. Hope to see you!!🐷🐴

07/19/2021

It always makes you feel good when you have an impact on kids, especially when she wins Little Miss Steuben County. When asked what her favorite part of the fair was, she said the baby pig races. Her Mother had her come down and tell us!! So glad we got to meet her!! Lydia is adorable!!❤️

So nice to be back to the Steuben County Fair again, after having activities canceled last year. We are set up with pett...
07/19/2021

So nice to be back to the Steuben County Fair again, after having activities canceled last year. We are set up with petting farm and mini pig races, right next to beautiful Crooked Lake!!

Another great Annual 4th of July event at Sycamore Hills Golf Club tonight before their fireworks!!
07/05/2021

Another great Annual 4th of July event at Sycamore Hills Golf Club tonight before their fireworks!!

We had a great day at the Home and Garden Show!! Feeding goats (what I do best). A visit from Katelyn, Kyle, and baby Sa...
04/16/2021

We had a great day at the Home and Garden Show!! Feeding goats (what I do best). A visit from Katelyn, Kyle, and baby Saylor. An interview with my friend Andy Beckman from Majic 95.1, a visit from my cousins Jeff and Jessica!! Visits from Staci and Sainsburys from N. Manchester, along with many others that stopped to see us!! A live interview with the nicest people from Wane 15!! A very busy and fun day!! You still have 3 days to come to to visit us!!🤗

Well, another long night, getting ready for the Home and Garden Show!! First time ever, I’ve been done before midnight!!...
04/15/2021

Well, another long night, getting ready for the Home and Garden Show!! First time ever, I’ve been done before midnight!! Thanks to my amazing assistant, Teresa Gable!! We’re in a different location, and going with a spring theme!!💐🌸🌹

04/05/2021

Fun times at Wabash Friends Church!! A special event for those that didn’t go away on Spring break!!!

So happy to be sharing our Easter animals today with our Country Club friends, again!! After having done it for 30 years...
04/04/2021

So happy to be sharing our Easter animals today with our Country Club friends, again!! After having done it for 30 years, we sure missed everyone, last year!!

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We had such a great time at the 2022 Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show! Thank you to each and everyone of you that make this show possible. We couldn’t have done it without you! Adam Strack Fanpage Carly Ingalls Piano Blissful Buds Animal-Grams Dick's Organics Ron Daniel Photography Kitsuné Moon Jerra Myers Aimee Penn Bryant Lawn and Landscape Morningwood Farms Melinda Richey Indiana WILD Buesching's Peat Moss & Mulch Windows Doors & More Fearnow Enterprize Inc Majic 95.1 Classic Hits 101.7 LiAnne Kay
🏠 🪴 It’s the 49th Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show and we were checking it all out this morning, from goat yoga with Broadview Landscaping and Nursery & Animal-Grams to K9 shows with Elite Performance K9s— there is so much! It’s your one stop shop this weekend for all things outdoors and there’s a little something for everyone. $12 to get in the door & you can find more details here: https://www.fortwaynesnbc.com/2022/03/03/home-garden-show-kicks-off-49th-year/
Calling all animal lovers! One of the cutest features we have in store for you at the show is the Indiana WILD animal experience and Animal-Grams petting zoo! You can stop by their exhibit spaces in the conference hall to meet all of these animal friends! Indiana Wild will also be taking the PROs Stage in the conference hall a few times for special presentations. Be sure to visit https://home-gardenshow.com/about-the-show/show-features/#Animals to check out their presentation schedule!
Thank you for bringing your AMAZING Reindeer out to Jefferson Pointe!!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful animals with all who entered TSC Wabash. Enjoyed them. Merry Christmas and Happy 2022.
We had TWO special guests with us at StoryPoint today! Tartan, our officially pardoned Turkey, and Abe Lincoln who taught us all about the history of the Presidential Turkey Pardon (it wasn’t really Abe, just a well disguised Emily from Life Enrichment) Thank you to Joni from Animal-Grams for bringing Tartan and joining us for our first official StoryPoint Turkey Pardon!
Growing up having Josi and Jentri as bestfriends, we use to help with pony rides all the time! I absolutely love that I get to share my love for the Cripe’s and their animals with my kids now!! Thank you Joni for the first of I’m sure many, pony rides at Lydia and Brigham’s birthday! 💕
Happy Grandparents Day everyone! We celebrated today with a Fall Brunch by our amazing culinary team, Animal-Grams Petting Zoo, TAG Art Company Caricatures, Music by Carolyn Martin, and our Pie-A-Director Alzheimer’s Association Fundrasier to continue to raise money for our Walk to End Alzheimer’s 💜 Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the day with us, we had a great time!
Day 2 of camp week was Animal Day!! A huge thank you to Animal-Grams for visiting!
Our Summer Reading program would not have been as great without some incredible partnerships. Thank you to all who helped us out this year! Wabash County Animal Shelter, Inc. Wabash, Indiana Wabash Dawg Park Pint Size Polkas Upper Wabash Interpretive Services Animal-Grams
Join us this Sunday for a special message, and activities for children - including an Animal-Grams petting zoo, a special photo booth designed by Kelsea Designs and special activities for children. We will see you at 9:15 or 11:00!
We are so excited about our March Family Event! Join us outside after each service for a very special time with baby chicks, ducks, lambs, goats, donkeys and more with our friends at Animal-Grams!! We will also have a very special time for kids with the animals during Sunday School and Children's Church. There will be a photo booth outside for your family (and a few little critters to join) after each service!