Hi ya'll - GREAT NEWS!I was talking to Shirley Allen (in Nevada) and she said that she is able to get the dipeys. And the even better news is that Matt has to head over there (non horse related) either tomorrow or next Monday (ish), so for all of you who wanted to be part of the Diaper Angel squad, Shirley will pick them up and we could save on shipping. We also want to thank our Diaper Angels around the U.S. Seems like we have some back east and in So. Cal who are working on this issue. Big big hugs to ya'll! Diaper Angels can send dipey dollars to Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, 34694 Sidebottom Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088, or go to Palominodancer@yahoo.com - Paypal, or go through the Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang website www.chillypepper.weebly.com. We so appreciate all donations as Honey Bandit still thinks he is special and should eat. :) We have our ongoing rescues expenses, ie. feed, hay etc. for Honey Bandit and the rescue. Also Rocky needs foal lac pellets and we are still going through wipes, paper towels, and gloves like crazy. Fund raising is the least enjoyable part of the rescue. Couldn't do it for me, but I have to do it for the rescue and we have helped raise lots of $ for other emergency situations. However, I know that it only works because everyone does their part. I am lucky enough (I think haha just kidding.) to be hands on. (Who would have thought that being crippled and having chronic pain would ever be of benefit? But Shirley and I both have chronic pain and don't sleep much, so that is actually a plus with the babies. We don't sleep through anything and hear everything.) So this is what God has chosen for me. This is why we are a community rescue. Because everyone is just as much a part of it as anyone else. No matter how or what people do to help, whether it is praying or donations or fund raising or education, or helping clean stalls, it all matters the same amount. So many people want to help because they don't have the ability to actually bring a critter home, but in actuality they are the reason that we can do this. All the people that are out on the range and watching over the wild horses, well, they are the ones that find these babies or injured horses and that is how their lives are saved. Anyone who helps with fuel, feed, etc., they are the reason these babies live. So although I don't enjoy the fundraising part of this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do. God will have a special place in heaven for those that care for His critters. We so appreciate you all making this happen. My hat is off to Shirley as she has done numerous babies in diapers. Wow, I have to be honest and say that I cannot wait until the permanent nursery is finished and I don't have to do the dipeys. I know this year we will, and that is okay, but it is way more work. She has had at least 3 at a time, and with all the washing and cleaning, I can't even imagine. I am really not complaining though, because ya'll are the reason that I get the privilege of caring for these little ones and watching them grow and become healthy little youngsters. It truly is a gift to be able to do this and not one of us could do it alone. They say it takes a village to raise a child, well it takes a world to raise a foal. I am so grateful to God that this is where I was led. It's funny though, cuz I never woke up one day and said hmmmmmmmm I think I will spend the rest of my life cleaning up poopy horse dipeys. It just happened, and I wouldn't give it up for anything - ever. This is God's plan for me and I am grateful. I know God led me to Chilly Pepper, and He definitely had angels watching to make sure we got there for Honey Bandit. Shirley and I have both talked about how it is a gift and that we are guided through each day so we can see every little change in breathing or temperature or runny nose or change in their eyes. I will forever cherish being part of such a wonderful group - our horsey family around the world, and be grateful to everyone who does what they do to make this happen. It feels like we don't do enough sometimes, but if we all do our own little part we will keep making a difference, one baby, one critter at a time. More good news - I say this cautiously, but I think that Rocky's tummy issues are starting to subside at least a little bit. He is growing like crazy and of course getting into everything. If ya'll want to come and visit, please do so. You can reach us at 530 474 5197. Honey Bandit still enjoys his visitors also, as well as Chilly Pepper. They are asking not to get lost in the shuffle and would love a visit. God bless and thank you so much for all you do. Hugs from the critters!Pp.s. THIS IS A REAL TREAT. Suri had her first birthday and I have attached some of the photos her mommy Denise sent. She is stunning and thriving and a very happy girl, and the perfect example of what you have all accomplished.
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