Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sad News about Tom

**Lynda just can't write another sentence about Tom, who was lost to colic on Christmas Eve, so this was written by Roxanne**
I am devastated by the news about Tom; still not quite believing what happened.
Tom was truly one of the sweetest horses I've ever encountered and I guess God thinks so too and wanted him in heaven.
Trying to take some solace in the knowledge that at least sweet Tom had a few months to experience the love and kindness he deserved.
Attached are a few photos of Tom that I thought you might like to have.
Tom will always have a special place in my heart.
"Grief is the price we pay for love"--Mrs. Jackson owner of Barbaro winner of the Kentucky Derby

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Day helpers

Kathy gets ready for a llama kiss on Christmas day.
What a gift for us. Santa Jeff and his helper Cathy gave up time on Christmas day to help us with chores. They could have been on the ski slopes but came here instead. Our volunteers give so generously of their time even on special days.
THANKS to ALL--we could not do what we do without our volunteers.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snow does NOT stop volunteers!!!

Neither wind nor sleet nor deep snow drifts could keep these brave volunteers away. We sure need help when the weather is bad. Chandler, Callie, and Morgan froze noses and toes but had big smiles to match their big hearts in coming here in such a storm to help.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dr. Rice floats Dealer's teeth

Due to a previous injury, Dealer has a tooth growing on the roof of his mouth. This means Dr. Rice must visit every six months to remove the hooks that develop on other teeth due to uneven wearing caused by the displaced tooth. Dr. Rice will also be monitoring Dealer's eye. He had surgery to remove cancerous growth and will need monitoring for signs of regrowth.

Zuma's Rescue Ranch Tour and Tea

Wonderful day for several of our volunteers who had high tea at Zuma's Rescue ranch. Diane, Roxanne, Lynda, Teri, Ashlee and Jessica enjoy the view from the great house after being served tea and scones.
Diane, our fowl director, found a banty chicken to visit.
Roxanne made friends with the resident pot bellied pig, Peyton. We also got to visit with our favorite farriers, Chelsey and Steve

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tagawa's Pumpkin blessings for us

Julie and Kylie are taking Chocholate home for a play date. Hopefully their dad will love a new addition to their family.
Tagawa again this year presented our animals with a holiday gift of their favorite treat -----pumpkins. Jeff helps our volunteers Izzy, Kylie and Julie load this gift. Tagawa's even played Christmas mus for us!!!
Almost done.
Not bad-- to get Golden treasure, golden sun, and great smiles on an early Sunday morning. Thank you volunteers and Tagawa's!

Lovie finds true love

Great news!!!! Lovie has a loving forever home. She is home with Rob, Diane and their two children Ryan and Jessica. She will have two sister dogs in this home and all the loving Lovie deserves!!! Happy Holidays. We still have Fudgie and Chocholate' to place..... Come visit. Have your picture taken in Santa hat with an animal.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Nativity Scene --Peace on Earth

Good tidings to all. Our Christmas tradition has begun. A big thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped to make this possible. Thanks to Chris for great ideas and sense of peace and goodwill towards all.
The deer helped to remind us that we need to remember the true meaning of the season and to keep our decorations as simple and as natural as possible

Diane used her fine art skills to create an intricate painting of Joseph and Mary. Roxanne wrapped the baby in swaddling and laid him in a true manger made by Roy. Emily arranged the straw for the floor. Austin anchored the star of Bethlehem so it could be seen from afar. And Dan delayed his trip to Texas to bring around a natural wood camel, cow and sheep.
Cheri painted the season's theme of Peace on Earth and Goodwill to men.
We finished Saturday and we were glad for a break in the weather. Alex, Roxanne's rescued greyhound inspected our work and gave his approval.
Oh Peaceful night!!!!! Away in a Manger. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. Joy to the World!
Thanks to all and to all a good night. We hope local groups will visit and maybe tell the story that gives the true meaning to this season.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mountain Ridge Middle School NJHS Event Organized by Christian

National Junior Honor Society members from Mountain Ridge Middle School helped paint the new shed in the front pasture and feed all the animals. They were such a big help! We thank Christian for organizing this wonderful event. It was so cold that they all came in for hot cocoa and tea while we passed around coco-deux, the Edwards Mascot.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two more Dear Doggies placed

Yea! Another good day for the little dogs. Jada Faith went home with Allison and her husband. They have a 13 year old daughter whose dog had passed away a while age. Jada will be her surprise and a welcomed companion.Jolie picked Cacahuete' to go home with her as both a companion to her dog and a bed warmer for her son. Another win-win.