Again, it has been awhile since I have been able to update everybody. Honey Bandit is doing well, but he is a bit behind in growing his winter coat. The other mustangs are already growing their coats, and the minis also. It has been down to the 30's already, so we are expecting to have a pretty cool winter???? From what the locals who have lived through many a winter up here say, "it is coming early and coming hard".
It was suggested that we add water buckets with warmers to our wish list, and since the person who suggested that has spent many a winter with no water and everything frozen, I am more than happy to add it to our wish list.
Raffle tickets are ready for the BAILEY CREEK LODGE fishing trip. Just go to www.chillypepper.weebly.com and go to the donation page. Please make sure that you put in your notes that you want raffle tickets, include your full mailing address and we will send you your tickets. Or you can simply send a check to Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, Equine Rescue & More, 34694 SideBottom Road, Shingletown, CA 96088 and we will send you your tickets. The donation is for a great cause, so we can keep our rescued critters (horses, dogs, cats etc.) healthy and happy, keep up the education of our youth, use Honey Bandit's story to educate people about what is happening to our beloved wild horses, and most importantly of all, allow us to keep our focus on the orphaned and/or critically injured foals. (Of course we do all animals, and so far there have been a couple really cute ones returned to their natural habitat!) We received an update on the chipmunk and she is surrounded by her kind and living in chipmunk paradise in Manton.
We are waiting to make arrangements for the kittens to travel to their new home in Washington State, and are also awaiting the arrival of our latest "special needs" big boy, the 4 year old gelding that was roped, tied to a fence until he choked out, came to and ended up with the fence on top of him when he was just a little guy.
We are excitedly awaiting one of our "aunties" from the East Coast, who is finally going to meet the gang in person. Should be a really nice visit. We have enjoyed lots of visitors lately, including a beautiful little "grand daughter" of one of the locals. She was so amazed and thrilled by the horses, big and small alike, and it reminds us of why we do this. So stop by and visit, and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Our address has changed, but not the phone number. 530 474 5197
We appreciate your continued support and are anxiously on standby for the ongoing roundups in Oregon. (and any other babies that need us). We are getting a few supplies for our "rolling foal hospital" trickling in, and so appreciate it. We can't do it without ya'll. We are also still hopeful that somewhere someone has some metal roofing, wood, etc. lying around in their back yards that we could use to get our shelters done before winter actually bites us hard. Honey Bandit still needs "special tlc" and we need to make sure he stays warm and dry, and also has a place he can stretch out. Thank you so much for all you do, and don't forget, it is all tax deductible.) We are pretty excited about the plans for the rolling foal hospital. Although we had much of the stuff we needed when we went to get Suri, we were very fortunate to be able to have a place to stay for the 4 days she needed to rest before travelling.
There are so many people out there "saving the horses and the animals", and ya'll are awesome. Even when people can't do the "hands on", that story that they tell someone, that raffle ticket they buy, that donation they make to the rescues, it all is a part of the big picture, and may God bless you all for what you do.
p & the critters