Saturday, April 17, 2021

Walking the animals

 

We can't forget to take them on their walk. We have volunteers to hold our llamas and horses while the goats run along with us.








Dealer's healing

              After a battle with cancer, Dealer's eye is healing well. He is feeling right at home with                                                                                 goats, horses, and chickens.






Thursday, April 15, 2021

Guardian Mask Company Donation!

 We so appreciate the generous donation from the Guardian Mask Company, located in Burnet, Texas. Their website is guardianmask.com. You have probably followed the story that on February 3rd, 2021, Dealer (our 20 year old Missouri Fox Trotter) was taken to Colorado State University. There, it was expected he would do a 3 day surgery to remove eye tumors. It ended up being a 6 week ordeal with the end result that one eye needed to be removed. We are so very grateful to the Guardian Mask Company for donating a mask to protect his good eye from the UV rays in our high Colorado atmosphere!






Goodbye to Toby

This is an update on our pony Toby, who was placed with Teri Allen, due to his need for specialized care:

Today we said goodbye to a very special little pony. Toby arrived at our rescue just over a year ago with chronic laminitis. With the help of our knowledgeable and experienced vets and farriers, we were able to keep him happy, healthy and comfortable until recently. We finally made the difficult decision to do the right thing for Toby. With the help of our vet, we humanely euthanized him this afternoon. He spent the day being spoiled with lots of treats and TLC. When it was time, he was surrounded by people who loved him and by his little buddy, Stormy. We know he's finally kicking up his heels, with no more pain, on the other side of the rainbow bridge. 

Thank you Terolyn for everything you did to keep this very special pony happy!








 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Alfalfa was adopted by Janelle!

 Alfalfa has a new mama and family. Janelle and family can't take him home yet, so they are boarding him here for now. They also adopted a rooster and renamed him Gumdrop. They visit Alfalfa and the other animals and provide lots of love and care. Thanks Janelle and congratulations on your new family members! Pictures to follow when the weather improves!

Duck eggs



Have you ever seen a natural egg with a black shell? Some of our ducks are Cayuga (picture of Envy). They lay black eggs at the start of the season. The egg shells get lighter as the season progresses. Who knew?


Update on Dealer




Dealer was diagnosed with eye cancer and was taken to CSU February 23rd for treatment. He was originally scheduled for an evaluation of an eye tumor at in April 2020, but due to the pandemic he wasn't able to be seen until February 2021. We have chronicled Dealer's medical care on our Facebook page where you can find all of the details. We would like to acknowledge the amazing medical professionals that have taken such great care of Dealer over the last couple of months. Thanks to Dr. Martabano and the amazing Opthamology Team at CSU and Dr Bass for performing the emergency eye removal. We also want to thank all of the people that donated to support Dealer's medical treatment. We are excited that Dealer is scheduled to come home March 20th.