Cathy Watson of Bostic, N.C., writes:
“I am trying to get traffic to my website and teach people the therapeutic benefits of petting animals.
“I’m also trying to sell farm tours for $5 a person and spread this message: Please educate yourself BEFORE you get that cute puppy, kitty or piggy.
“I can’t take my animals on the road for a demonstration. But if I can get people to come to my farm, I can show them how animals should be cared for. I don’t like the term ‘petting zoo’ because that usually means animals that are forced to participate.
“When you come here, the animals are in their natural environment and come to you because they want to. I have been unsuccessful trying to offer free animal education to the public schools. I live between Asheville and Charlotte and the local economy is the worst in the state. I’ve had TV coverage in Asheville, but with no success to show for it.
“Can your Hounds suggest ideas on how I generate traffic to my website and get visitors to my farm?”