Friday, December 17, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Zebu gets a trim

This is Al Agnew, the awesome, certified, farrier giving a manicure to Chuck, the Zebu. Chuck spends the summer at Terolyn Farm where his hooves grow long from walking in the soft soil. When he and Molly come back to spend the winter months here, standing under a heat lamp we give them a spa treatment.

Al used a saws all as we would use a manicure file. We looked a long time to find soneone with the expertise and gentleness to be able to work with Chuck.

Chuck was very cooperative but opted out of the french nail polish!!!
We thank Al Agnew for this gentle beauty treatment.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Moving manure!

We could probably be seen from outer space with our design of manure in the field. Thanks to the able help of Adam, the brew master, we were able to work 8 hours and spread most of the summers supply of manure. As you can see, we left some of the precious stuff in a pile so anyone in need of manure for their gardens will be able to help themselves.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Buddy gets a Forever home!

Buddy came to us from Wendy in Cedaredge. Carrie and Deanne came to the Edwards Foundation looking for a pygmy goat to keep their 5 year old female goat company. Her companion goat had died last week and since goats are herd animals they need a friend to stay happy. Buddy will have lots of friends at his new home. He will be joining a pair of alpacas and two horses. He is glad to be getting a forever home before the weather gets too cold.

Turbo pig comes for a visit

This is Juliana. She is an executive intern from Eaglecrest High School. That means that she works in a real job for 1/2 a school year and earns credits and work experience towards her graduation. She chose the Edwards Foundation and Terolyn Farms as the place to get her experience. Here Juliana is making friends with Turbo. He is a potbelly pig that is visiting until his in laws can arrange transportation for him to California. Some Pig!!! as Charlotte would say.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Healing touch

This is Karen. She has been working with our old Dalmatian, Reggie. Reggie has suffered a spinal injury that has caused a disconnect between his brain and his legs. He can walk but does not have a sense of where his back legs are. Karen has been doing some healing therapy with Reggie. He is not in pain. Volunteers have donated carpet remnants so he has better footing on the wood floors.

Winners of the Pet Smart Dog and Cat baskets

All the animals came to congratulate Heidi on her big win! Then Heidi stayed to feed Millie the llama and receive a big kiss from her!

Larry and Heidi came to our fund raiser event at Tagawa's Garden Center. They were the holders of the tickets drawn.
Larry collected his gifts and was just in time to also observe a small herd of deer waiting in the trees to nibble on pumpkins donated to us by Tagawa's garden center. Can you see the deer in the trees?

Tagawa's Holiday Gifts for Pets and their People

Demi and Jackson collect donations. Then they draw names for the gift baskets.

Carol, Lynda and Christine get things set for big day.

Great success at Tagawa's. We made over $300. Most was in $1 donations. THANKS to all our wonderful volunteers who made this such a success. Pet Smart gave us two BIG bags of dog and cat treats and toys. Winners next blog.
Mikaela is a 13 year old artist who made necklaces to help raise money for us.
Lisa made 1000 organic dog treats and says she is DONE baking!!!
Brenda made some beautiful ,wooden, scroll-cut tree ornaments. Thanks to all who worked so hard and thanks to Tagawa's for their hosting of this event.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tagawa Gardens Holiday Gifts for Pets and Their People

This is the Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals main fund raiser for the entire year!!!!

Mark your calendars!! The Tagawa Garden Center will host artisans, crafters and animal rescue groups from all over Colorado to this annual event that just gets bigger and better.

Attention all pets!
Leash up and bring your people
to the fourth annual
November 6 & 7, 2010
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
craft fair and pet event*
*Well-behaved pets welcome on leashes or in carriers (at their owner’s risk)
For more information visit

Many Colorado Animal Rescue Organizations
FREE Admission & Parking
Dancing Dogs performance
Pet pictures with Santa
Kiddy cart rides
Raffle Prizes
A Bake Sale
and MORE!
Shopping with local artisans
Low cost Micro-chipping
Holistic Health for Pets

Tagawa Gardens
7711 S. Parker Rd. Centennial, CO 80016
Cash and Checks will be accepted by vendors throughout this event.

Tina Turkey gets her wish

You may remember that when the Terri O'Hara animal wize communicators were here they got a request from Tina Turkey for water to play in and a boy (turkey).

Her request was granted. Meet Tom Turkey.
He is red, white and blue--all American and glad to be here!!!!

We just received 6 darling Nigerian pygmy goats from the Weir Ranch in Cedaredge.
Two little goats have found forever homes already.
All the animals really love the used Halloween pumpkins. Come visit and bring your camera.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rocky Update!!

Rocky is finally feeling better, and is doing great with lead training!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall update

Chuck and Molly have come in from the Terolyn pastures and their heat lamp is up and running.

Reggie has had two visits from Dr. Harper, a certified animal chiropractor, to see if he can regain some more back leg control.

Jenks, the black cat, was taken to Dr Rice to be treated for a cat bite on her hind leg. She is healing well.

Hope filly, and Tyson colt, are growing each day and are great friends. Bailey has adopted Tyson and named him Rocky.

Tina the turkey has regained her strength.

Akia and Suli the, Nubian goats, EmGee the mountain goat and Samantha the llama are with Stan and Pat in their new forever home in Elizabeth.

Jessica and Elizabeth the llamas are with Tony's family, also in Elizabeth.

Dealer the Foxtrotter from Missouri is here and doing well.

Little fuzzy chick is settling into the hen house and growing each day.

The Smith family has adopted the four sister llamas and has renamed each and will update us with a picture and naming ceremony. We are as busy as ants getting ready for winter. A big Thank You to all volunteers who have given so much time and positive energy to help us. Help is always welcomed and needed. Next big event is participation at Tagawa's Holiday Gifts for Pets and their People. November 6th and 7th.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rocky Update

Rocky had his sutures taken out, and will be able to be let out into the arena to run around in two weeks!! Rocky has also been weaned! He now lives with his best friend Hope!!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cruel "sport" of tripping a horse

This is the poor mare, Oreo, and her filly Hope. It is a wonder either are here. Oreo is the victim of the cruel Mexican rodeo "sport" of tripping. Maybe you have watched the news about the Mexican rodeo sport of tipping where a rider on a horse grabs a calf by the tail and tips it over, often pulling off the tail or breaking bones. Equally cruel is tripping a running horse by tangling the front feet. This is the mare that was rescued by Joan and with excellent vet care the mare was saved and able to deliver this beautiful filly named Hope. Oreo's knee is getting worse and she is finding it difficult to keep up with Hope.

We have a vet, Dr. Dale Rice, who is donating his services to get an X-Ray and do an evaluation.
Don't really have anything more to say. We will report the findings.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rocky Is On His Way To Clean Feet!

Yesterday I was picking up his feet and noticed that he wasn't moving at all, I got my hoof pick and started to pick. At first he jumped around a little, but after that he took it great! Rocky is definitely on his way to clean feet!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Rocky's Birthday and Update!!

I am very excited to announce that today is Rocky's birthday he is three months old!! Today the vet checked on Rocky changed his bandage, cleaned his incisions, and said that they are healing great!! Rocky is well on his road to recovery!!

We think that when all the bills are in, this will cost well over 2,000 dollars!! So we would REALLY appreciate any donations!


Saturday, July 31, 2010

LLamas Elizabeth and Jessica adopted

Tony, Austin, and Brianna and a group of supporters came to take Elizabeth and Jessica to their new home.
Brianna and Elizabeth will have a great time together.

Austin and Jessica will have AWESOME times together.

Hay from heaven or really Dana and Peggy

The load of donated hay arrived early in the morning. It came from Dana and Peggy in Franktown. Chris is related to an alpine goat and so his job was to go on top and get bales down. Zack's job was to throw the bales off the truck. His goal was to bowl over his brother, Jacob!

Robert and Brandon were the stackers. They made time to help us before leaving to go to Cheyenne Frontier Days where Brandon will be riding in an exhibition drill team demonstration.

Here Brandon supervises the ladies as they move the hay to the stacks.

Halfway done and time for a break and a chance to change jobs in case anyone thinks any of the jobs working with hay is easy!

Still resting and Jacob thinks he might take a turn at bowling for brothers by taking a turn on the truck.

We could not feed all our rescued animals without donations like this precious load of hay!!!!! We had to finish before the day got too hot. A great big THANK YOU to our wonderful benefactors Dana and Peggy. We were wondering how we could get in the hay for the winter and here they came.

Rocky Needs Surgery!!!!!

Here is a picture of Rocky resting up at Terolyn Farms after 3 days at the CSU vet hospital. What a brave little guy he is. Bailey and her mom could use some help with this new vet bill. Bailey is making donation containers to be placed here at the Edwards Foundation and also at Terolyn Farms. If you would like to contribute you can also go to our web, and use pay pal. Be sure to specify for Tyson / Rocky.
Rocky was put out to play, and chipped a bone!! He went into surgery and the vets at CSU took the fragments out and he ls looking much better!!! I picked up him on 7/30/10 in the morning and was he ever glad to see me!!

-Bailey (Rocky's owner!)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Troop 1189, Bronze Project Garden update.

This garden is the Bronze Girl Scout Troop 1189's project and is just growing in the sun. The plaque tells that these beautiful plants were donated by Tagawa's Garden Center. This is the first harvest from their wonderful garden.
Soon they will be out to weed and harvest.

Edwards Animals Volunteers are NOT afraid of hard work!!!!!

Lindsey, Kaitlyn, Caleb and Alex level stall mats by adding pea gravel. Some volunteers wanted to re name it pee gravel as that is what soaks into the ground from uneven stall mats. Hard work and dirty hands. This was pretty dirty work. But our volunteers did it!! Anyone out there not afraid of hard work and dirty hands? We could use your help.
Lindsey supervises Kaitlyn's bush trimming skills.

Alex has chained a dead, sticker bush and is ready for a power removal.

The results of all the trimming and clean up is a truck bed of sticks and stumps and thistles and yuccas. Our volunteers work soooooo hard.

Thank You Hard working Guys!!!

Bunnies in the basement

Bunnies are everywhere! Here are two small ones that each have their own private entrance into the "basement" of our hay shed. The plethora of bunnies are a good indication to us that the coyote predators are moving to other areas (or coyote heaven)--which ever comes first! We have lost many chickens and guineas to the wiley coyote!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oreo and Hope

This beautiful mare named Oreo was rescued from severe abuse and neglect by an angel named Joan. What is that behind the mare?????? Could it be Rocky???? Don't think so---it is a shy little filly.

Look at that beautiful face and those dainty ears. She is a miracle baby named Hope. She was not supposed to be here . The special care given to the mare by Joan and her vet, Dr. Mueller, gave this special filly a chance to be born and to become so strong. Joan worked extra long hours to be able to pay all the vet bills.
Soon she will meet Rocky and the two should have great play dates.

Both lucky equines will enjoy lots of attention at Terolyn Farm.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Amber and 4 H Service volunteers

Scrub, scrub this waterer was cleaner than ever before.
This group of 4 H girls showed up to help. Amber organized this and brought Marlena, Mallory, Kelly, Shelly, Pam and Kimberly to work with the animals. Talk about muscles. These girls had POWER to throw a whole bale of hay into the feeder!

They decided to work on leading with burros Hannah and Sugar.

This looks easy. ???

This takes lots of patience and TLC.

Big question--How many girls does it take to get Hannah to lead???? These girls were great.

We need to award a blue ribbon. Come back and collect! It will be good to see all again. We love helpers.