coming up on foal season, and we are definitely set up and ready for the next little one who needs us. But it is always nice to know the ones that are healthy and rehabbed have found their perfect home, as the new ones always need most of our attention. I get happier each day with all the improvements we have been making here. Whether it is cleaning up slash or putting the finishing touches on the fencing and gates, it is just awesome to know that we are finally pretty well set up. We still need to build a couple of shelters and another little place for hay, but after 2 1/2 years of working on the property, we are well on the way to having things set up the in best way possible to provide the best possible care for our critters and to share all of them with y'all.
We recently had the honor of taking Dabubbles for a "meet and greet" at One Safe Place, in Redding, California. (One Safe Place is where people can stay or find help due to domestic violence or other situations that make it impossible for them to be safe at home.) What an awesome day. DaBubbles, our miniature therapy horse, (who looks kind of like a wooly mammoth right now) shone like the star he is. The kids and adults had big smiles on their faces and you could see the joy that DaBubbles seems to bring about. The kids brushed him, walked him, trotted him and fed him. It was so nice to see their cares melt away, even if only for a few hours. One young man was quite impressed that we drove "that far - just so DaBubbles could come visit".
We have been doing a lot of work as far as perimeter fencing that will hopefully keep out the coyotes. Our war veteran, and my service dog, "Soldier", is beyond happy as now he gets to patrol the front part of the property. Even when he lays down in the front, it looks as though he is bursting with pride. He just seems to radiate pride and happiness, as he sits out front with his chest all pumped up. I guess after being an active soldier, not being able to have free run of the property was an insult to his dignity.
So we are very happy and thankful for all the blessings we have received this last year. Our next biggest goals at this time is finding Mikey & Ikey a home, as well as the stray dog that we have been fostering. These are some wonderful animals that will bring a lot of joy to whomever adopts them. If you have any interest in adopting, please call me at 530 474 5197 or go to our webste at www.chillypepper.weebly.com or contact me at Palomino.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from folks and to our visitors. We have had quite a few this last year and it brings joy to our hearts to share first hand this wonderful experience.