Well, he is here, and his name is "Pistol Packin' Pete". Pete was tied to a pole, choked out at 6 months of age. He was choked and roped to a post, (they couldn't "catch him)" where he passed out, causing the fence to fall on top of him, crushing him. He is now the newest resident at the foal rescue (even though he is older - 4 1/2).
So while we are waiting for the next "critical/orphan foal", we are still at it. Honey Bandit is thinking about growing a winter coat. He is still way behind, and his favorite thing in the world is still food. I don't think that will ever change. He is such a sweetie. We are going to try and see if he and Pete could "buddy up", as Pete was always at the bottom of the totem pole. Wouldn't that be awesome? We are excitedly awaiting "Ginni & Ma Patch"'s visit at the end of this month. Some of our favorite horsey friends. Thank you everyone for your continued support, and please take a minute to read the following:
IMPORTANT & URGENT
If you know anyone planning their "estate", please tell them to check out where their money is actually going. There are some places who have private property "next to" their sanctuaries. Make sure your donations are actually going to the sanctuary, and not being used for buildings on private property. I know of one sanctuary that appears to be "all sanctuary", but all the donations that are actually used to build barns, shops, hay storage etc. is on their personal property that is beside and attached (although seems to be part of) the sanctuary. You might think what is the harm? Well, the problem is this, when the "owner" passes, his/her kids now own everything you have donated for. There are no barns, tack rooms, hay storage, shops, NOTHING, left for the horses. All the private funding that was donated under the 501 is now the personal property of the family. Where does that leave the horses????
So, when recommending a "sanctuary" for someone to donate their "fortunes - haha" to, make sure you know where the money is really going. I know there will be many unhappy people if they find out the money their loved ones have donated ends up in "the kid's" pockets and the horses end up with nothing and no one to take care of them. There are hundreds, if not thousands of sanctuaries where people are struggling desperately and sacrificing everything personally to do what they do. Sunshine Sanctuary in Las Molinas is one of the ones that truly devote every day of their lives to the horses/animals. Sammie's Friends Animal Shelter is also an excellent choice. They deal with some very bad stuff all the time.
DON'T FORGET OUR RAFFLE TO WIN A TRIP (FOR ONE FOR TWO NIGHTS) TO THE BEAUTIFUL BAILEY CREEK LODGE (right here in our own back yard) Ticket prices are $5 each or 3/$10. Please allow me time to get you your tickets as I still am on the "internet" waiting list. (call the wambulance!) You can send a check to Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, 34694 SideBottom Road, Shingletown, CA 96088, or go to paypal at www.chillypepper.weebly.com and go to the donations page. Please make a note that the donation is for the raffle tickets and remember - you will be helping Honey Bandit stay warm and dry. God Bless you for all you do! Honey Bandit and the rest of the critters.