Saturday, August 23, 2008
There Are No Accidents
I did not blog the next day as promised... The Universe sometimes has other plans.
Chico came home to us today from Wee Wonders in Grass Valley whose founder, Sherre Beisel, passed away on August 9. When I received the second e-mail regarding their plight, I placed a call to Wee Wonders' 2nd Leiutenant, Beverly Albright, to inquire which of their babies was the least likely to find a home. It was a perfect match! Chico is an older Chihuahua who typically has a seizure when he gets too excited. We've been missing that special Chihuahua energy around our home since DeeDee left us on June 30. Incredibly, Chico has made it through all of today's excitement episode-free!
Beverly brought her husband, Bill, and daughter, Samantha, as well as Pam Gorman, Pam's husband, Steve, and daughter, Amy. Pam Gorman produces 'For Pets' Sake' which runs on NCTV Channel 11 in Nevada County. Everyone was excited about Chico's newfound home and we were interviewed for an upcoming episode. I was too distracted to take any photos, myself, but we have six wonderful new friends, as well as our beloved Chico. We feel so aligned with our purpose as this all fell into place perfectly and effortlessly. Photos of Chico coming soon.
Sunday, August 17, was a Pony Pedicure extravagaanza, with our invaluable trimmer, Rachel Chao. If you own horses and have not yet heard of Pete Ramey, please check out his site. I am thrilled to have Rachel as our trimmer and someday will talk in depth about our successes with Dolly and Spike, who were both horribly laminitic. Rachel brought a charming trainee, Randi, and to make a good day a great one, donated this entire day's work to help our cause. That is a huge gift for which we are incredibly grateful. The photo is of the herd that resides on our neighbor's land watching as Spike gets his trim. Funny kids!
This week also brought other cherished visits, such as Sue, who comes on Mondays to groom horses. The kids are coming to know the routine and delight in the attention and the carrots, of course. Sue and husband, Doug, attended our Open House and she has been volunteering ever since. Her visits make us all smile.
Margaret made her usual Monday and Wednesday afternoons, as well, which we all anticipate. Margaret enjoys working with Handsome and Dusty, as well as riding Zulu at times. She's also a much sought-after (by the horses, of course!) bearer of those sweet orange sticks that bring smiles to their faces. Margaret helps us with the hardest work, too.
More smiles came Monday morning when we were visted by three beautiful horsewomen - Joanne Lee (visiting from Hawaii), her Mom, Rene Bender, of Fell Legend Farm in Lincoln, and good friend, Joanna. We love visitors but this is the first time they have arrived on mounts!
Aunt Erica also made her routine Tuesday and Wednesday visits. Erica went to the feedstore, helps to feed and clean pastures, plus gets some play time. She and her love, Star Bright, took Jessie and I for a ride to an undisclosed local hang-out. Penryn is so beautiful.
I'll close with a photo of Poppa with the adortable BowTie, who arrived last Sunday, August 17. She was in the San Jose shelter, unavailable for public adoption due to her advanced age. The grey is the only telling factor - this girl is no old woman. She is extremely lovey with people and took just a couple of days to decide this is a good place to be, after obviously missing her previous life and wondering what she did wrong. She doesn't lok to start fights, but she is unafraid to stand up for herself. BowTie hasn't quite figured out what a horse is, yet, and likes to bark at them!
Thanks for stopping by. We'll have new kids to introduce next week!