Monday, May 24, 2021

SPRING VET VISIT!!

 Our animals were visited by our WONDERFUL vet and his assistant! 

All animals were given a clean bill of health and are up to date with their vaccines! 



Some Animals are easier than others to "wrangle"
Angel ready for his vaccine with the help of Natalie
to keep him occupied with lots of scratches.
Millie is wondering "what the heck is going on?"


Tonya getting a hug from Kanga and Roo wondering how 
she got that close to her. Anyone who knows this girl, knows
that Tonya is WAY stronger than she looks to hold this girl.


Holding her even tighter while the vet gives Kanga her shot. 
Roo is trying not to make eye contact in hopes that 
they won't notice that she hasn't received her's yet.


Natalie demonstrating a good base to controlling a 
goat. Gotta use your whole body sometimes to 
hold some of the more "wild" ones. 



Volunteer turned vet tech getting vaccines prepped.
Loki is not one that needs to be convinced to get attention.

                                   

                                     Special Updates 


Dealer: His FINAL stitch was taken out and his eye has healed BEAUTIFULLY! 




Fudgie: His eye is still doing great. He's been given a clean bill of health for being 14 years old.       Happy, well loved, and SPOILED! 
After what this little guy went through as a young pup, he deserves to be pampered!

                  



We want to thank ALL of the generous donations we've received! These animals depend on every little bit of help they receive. Without all of you, these check ups wouldn't be possible!







Sunday, May 16, 2021

HAY DAY!!!

5/14/2021

After weeks of weather that made our grounds more like swamp land rather than a pasture, we were given 3 days in a row to dry out enough to make this happen!

As you can see, however, we got everything in JUST in time before we were dumped on again!

THANK YOU FOR ALL DONATIONS! Every little bit helps!

Special thanks to Mike and Melissa from Double Beam Ranch at www.doublebeamranch.com for their excellent service.

Thank you to Eugene and Jenni (two of our regular volunteers) for getting the pallets down just as fast as Mike could load the tractor and pull in. (He was FAST!)




Eugene and Jenni before delivery ready to throw Pallets



Mike making it look easy to load these
1300 lb bales


FULL and ready for Summer!!!








Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Thursday 5/13 was a bitter sweet day for us here at the foundation.
Mini Mouse, a sweet girl, had to say "goodbye" to her life long best friend a few weeks ago so she and her "dad" Cornelius came to visit and pick a new potential buddy.
Our little guy Ace and she got along right away so we were happy to send him to his new home.
The latest update from his new family is that he is scarfing all of the grass (we aren't surprised by that), hanging out with his new friends, and has since been renamed ELVIS. We think this is the PERFECT new name for him as he thinks he is the king of the world.

Meeting and Playing

First Family photo (Missing Mom)

Our Volunteer, Jenni, saying "see you later"
to our buddy. (Not pictured was the bawling
mess she became as she watched him
ride away with his new family)


Until We Meet Again

We were hit with sadness last week as one of dear volunteers left this world to join his galaxy far, far away. Anybody who knew him, knew love. 

Thomas truly touched the hearts of all of us around the foundation. Thomas' first day with us, we weren't sure he would come back as our animals would not leave him alone. To say he was uncomfortable is an understatement. Despite this, he continued to show up every week eager to work and take care of everything around the farm from shoveling manure to moving heavy loads of wet hay in the hot sun for hours rocking a sleeveless shirt showing off his muscles. Little by little, his comfort level grew to such a degree that we are honored to have witnessed a complete turn around from that first day. 

Thomas's last day with us was Friday May 7, which was our biggest blessing from him. Our hearts melted as we watched Elizabeth the llama sneak up on him, as she did every day. He turned his cheek to her, leaned in, and she kissed him!!! 

The loss of such a special young man is already being felt here. We will keep his memory alive by continuing to tell his story of perseverance through adversity and fear. 

"May the force be with you," Tom.




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. 

 

Friday, January 29, 2021

 

       We are sad to say that our good friend bill the goat passed away right before the new year. His brother Sam is currently at Terolyn as a companion to our pony Toby.