Wow, Thanksgiving is over and we are headed to Christmas. All around me I hear people talking about having their shopping and decorating started and in some cases are already finished. We are still behind as usual. We haven't really had a chance to think about that yet. I guess we had better get busy and in the Christmas spirit. We did have a wonderful gift though, two of Honey Bandit's very special aunties created and donated Christmas Cards for Honey Bandit.
I have some excellent news to share with you. Honey Bandit went 4 nights without getting cast. Then he had a bad night, and then a good night. We are hopeful that this means his brain is continuing to improve and he is on the road to a full recovery.
He and Patches had a wonderful time in the snow. Honey Bandit seemed to take the snow in stride, and had a good time eating it. I will have pictures soon. It was extremely cold for a few days/nights, and the propane heater "died", and we lost power for about half a day. So it was interesting for awhile. One of the pipes busted from the cold also, so there is never a dull day. (I always wanted to live by running water, and now I am. It is gravity flow though, so there are no real problems with it. It sure sounds nice though. ha ha.)
DaBubbles is improving daily. Sometimes it is quite frustrating, as it seems like it is taking a long time for his wounds to heal. But today they seem to be a bit better. He still has three huge, gaping wounds with no skin to cover them, but with time they should heal up nicely. If he has scars, that will not be a negative if he does therapy work. He will have "war stories" to trade with the sick kids.
Apparently all of our injured horses read the same "how to make mommy crazy" guide for sick horses. DaBubbles is now following in Honey Bandit's footsteps and has realized that rough housing, bucking, going nuts, making noise and causing trouble is done perfectly around 3:00 a.m. It's like there is a secret alarm clock that makes sure they are wide awake and roaring to go in the wee hours.
HONEY BANDIT IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP! Friends of ours at the Sunshine Sanctuary, in Los Molinas, are having a special, one of a kind, Christmas Party. It will be December 18, 2010, from 12:00 - 2:30.
Foster Parents, Grand Parents, Single Moms and Dads and "Regular" Parents, - do you have a child whose greatest Christmas wish is to ride a horse? Well this party is all about making their dreams come true. It is a party for kids who dream of riding a horse for Christmas. All you have to do is RSVP to the Sunshine Sanctuary at 10931 Singer Ave, Los Molinas, CA 96055. Their phone number is 530-529-0183. All you have to do is sign up your child for a free, dream come true, adventure. There will be horse activities and yes, FREE HORSE RIDES. There is a group of college students coming down from Oregon, to help make these kids dreams come true. They will also get to meet one of California's Historical Treasures, the nearly extinct, Santa Cruz Island Horses. But don't wait to long. The first 40 kids have a guaranteed spot, so please call right away.
Honey Bandit is asking for everyone to pull out their checkbook and write a check for $3.00, or whatever works for your budget. Please make it out to the Sunshine Sanctuary to help fund this day of "dreams come true" so all the children can have that special Christmas they deserve. It only takes a few dollars from each of us to make a huge difference. Or you can donate "stuffed horses", any type of "horsey toy", cookies, hot cocoa mix. They need HP photo ink 564 (black, blue yellow, dk pink) for the pictures the kids will be taking home. Please find it in your hearts to make these kids' dreams come true. It will be a once in a lifetime chance for some of these kids. Tell 'em Honey Bandit sent you. God Bless and Stay Safe!
Hugs, kisses and many thanks from Honey Bandit.