Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Loomis Earth Day Celebration ~ by Deanna

The Loomis Basin is a beautiful place to live for many reasons, not the least of which is the wealth of powerful and committed animal welfare groups and supporters. Partcipating in our first Loomis Earth Day Celebration was a wonderful opportunity to visit with several dear friends and make many new ones.

Sunshine, Murphy and Hanauma came along to shake hands and receive pats. The celebration coincided with the one month anniversary of our sweet Hanauma 's arrival. The 30 year old Rocky Mountain Horse mare is a "been there, done that" sort of girl and behaved perfectly, unphased by passing trains, enormous (200#) wolves and big, blue dinosaurs.

Gary Liss, Loomis Mayor Pro-Tem, spoke with us about his intention to promote equine presence and activities and to "put the Horse back in Horseshoe Bar." Hanauma was invited to share camera time with Gary as he spoke to this very issue. We will share the video link when it becomes available.

Margaret Andrews and Hanauma spoke with many visitors.

We can never say "Thank You" often enough to the myriad of friends that help us to love and provide for the kids that share their lives with us. We are blessed to be able to do what we do and I would like to take a moment to acknowledge some of those who shared time and space with us yesterday - Janet Thew, Best Friends Bakery, Fieldhaven Feline Rescue, Placer SPCA, Foothill Feed & Gift, Aunt Cynthia's Bed & Biscuit, Animal Spay & Neuter, A Pet's World and Placer Mosquito and Vector Control. We were pleasantly surprised by a visit from local artist, Ann Ranlett, and the Clark family from Chico. The BLM brought the only other horse ~ a gorgeous and much younger model!

We hope to see you at Lommis' Earth Day 2010.

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