It was about 3:00 a.m. and I got up and checked on "the kids". I saw the cutest little thing, a horsey train. HoneyBandit was the engine, and DaBubbles was the next car. Bear was the caboose. I had to smile, because they really looked like a little train. (of course it may not take much to be cute at 3:00 a.m.) But they were all fast asleep, nose to tail, lost in dreamland.
We are anxiously awaiting some sunshine (along with every other Californian). We need to get Honey Bandit out to run and get him ready for the RAIN opening of their flea market season. Honey Bandit will be there (and most likely DaBubbles and Patches) also.
We are so looking forward to seeing everyone and also to letting everyone see what all their love and support has accomplished. From the carcass covered with bitten and battered skin, he has emerged and is now a beautiful little colt. He is very well put together and absolutely knows it. He has personality overflowing, although he still does get skittish. I guess the memories of the round up and the ensuing horrors he went through did not fade as I had hoped it would.
I was wishing that he would remember all the love and attention he got, but I am not sure if he was awake enough to pick up on a lot of that. He definitely remembers flying plastic bags though. I still can't believe how spooky and silly he can get when we had so many different contraptions in, on and around him. Bet he wouldn't like his sling now.
But again, I cannot stress enough just how happy this little (well, not so little) guy is. And it is all because of the awesome support we got from the community and all of his aunties and uncles out there. ya'll saved his life. Thank you for that! It would have been devastating to lose him, and there is no way that wouldn't have happened with out everyone and their help. Together, we have witnessed an amazing miracle. We were at Kool April Nights and I was looking around our booth at some of his pictures. It still just blows my mind to see where he came from. DaBubbles too, after being shredded by the mountain lion, well, he just bops around like a little ping pong ball. He is such a happy little guy.
Early this morning when I rolled over and looked into the stall, Honey Bandit was lying down and DaBubbles was standing up. Their heads were at the same level and they were nuzzling each other. They were the perfect height. It's going to be more and more amazing to watch the "three amigos" as Honey Bandit starts to grow even more. He is still pretty good about not using too much power, but the other day he reared up and poor Patches caught a hoof in the nose. He turned his back on HB, but didn't appear to have any significant injury. I just hope that HB can always hang out with these guys without being too rough. They have such a beautiful friendship.
We are looking forward to seeing ya'll at the RAIN "opener" on May 14. There should be lots of cool stuff to buy, and major horse stuff. You can still get a booth for only $15. We will also have some of Honey Bandit's shirts on sale. So come on up (or down) and say hi and see what happens when people work together.
God bless! and again, thank you for your support.
hugs p & the gang
Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang
30027 state highway 44 east
Shingletown, CA 96088
530 474 5197 530 339 1458