Hope 2014 is treating you well. We are working on the end of the year tax stuff and should have your tax donation receipts out in the near future. Of course this is when my computer decided to have problems, but thanks to our good friend Mike it seems to be working again. PTL!
Ikey is finally out of jail. He had his hernia surgery 6 weeks and one day ago, and was required to be stall bound for that time. I can tell you that it was not a picnic for anyone, as he wanted to run and play about two weeks into it. However, he has healed perfectly and is outside playing and running and being a real horse again.
Both Mikey and Ikey are ready to be adopted and travel to their forever home. As heartbreaking as it always is, the heartbreak is bittersweet when you know that these precious babies are going to a place where they can have the attention that they deserve and love. Although it is hard to let them go, I can't give them the attention they deserve when new little ones come in. They are ready to start the next step in their life journey. Mikey is the more quiet of the two, and possibly even a tiny bit timid. He obviously endured some rough handling during the auction, as he has shown uncertainty and fear of being hurt from the get go. Ikey is a bit more outgoing and was gelded when he had his hernia surgery. Both boys are bright, sweet and want to please. They both move very well and would be a wonderful addition to someone's family. Please call 530 474 5197 if you are interested in adoption, or you can email me at Palomino.email@example.com.
We are so grateful for all that y'all do to make our rescue a safe and functional place for these babies. I would really like to get Mikey & Ikey placed as soon as possible as foal season is nearly upon us. The nurseries are empty and ready to go, so if you know of a foal that needs our help, please call sooner than later. Every hour can make a difference in the outcome for these foals.
Thank you again for being part of our rescue and making it such an awesome experience. God bless you for all you do! As always, please enjoy the photos of what you have accomplished.
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.
"SASHA" was found several days ago on Hwy 44 East and Dersch Road in Shingletown, CA. Apparently she crawled out on to the highway and a very kind woman risked her life to pick her up. She was at risk of getting hit by the logging trucks that were blasting their horns while the lady tried to get her.
She is at our rescue 530 474 5197. The proper notices have been posted, and if no owner contacts us, she will be spayed and receive all of her shots, before being adopted. She was completely wild and frightened at first, but after just a couple of days of not having to fight for food and being warm and cared for, she is a new dog. She has learned to sit in a manner of days, and is learning to lie down also. She is also starting to learn her new name.
She will go outside to do her business, but instead of trying to get away after she is done, like most dogs who have been wild and alone and struggling to survive for so long, she heads right back to the house. She was afraid to go into her kennel the first night and had to be put in physically, but has since decided that it is a very warm and safe place and now she goes in when you ask her to.
She really wants to bond with someone, and I am hoping that as soon as she is a bit healthier and is at a healthier weight, we can get her a forever home. We only brought her to Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang as a last resort, as there was absolutely no where else for her to go at the time. So please let your friends and family know that there is a wonderful little girl who needs your help.
Thank you as always.
p.s. I am not sure if the pix really show her condition too well, but she is literally skin and bones. I cannot imagine how she survived the weather during the night with not an ounce of fat to keep her warm. Let's find her a great home!