Saturday, May 21, 2011
It has been one whole week, plus one day since Iris came into our lives.
I said long ago that we were not a sanctuary, we did not take in horses who needed permanent placement.....I would have never considered a blind horse.......but that was before a hoof landed firmly on my heart.
Iris who was left to fend for herself in a hell hole, Iris who willingly trusted complete strangers to lead her out to safety, Iris who is completely gentle to handle........Iris who is happy to be brushed, bathed, fed carrots. Not a mean bone in her body....an angel with four legs and two bad eyes.
Face it, I said to myself...you love horses and it is hard to pick and choose who lives, who dies and who is good enough to come to our rescue...they are all good enough......Thoroughbred or Paint, Appaloosa or Warmblood......it makes no difference...a needy soul is a soul in need.
Although we will list Iris for adoption, because even I know, that there are some homes that are better than living in a rescue. We are not the Taj Mahal, but we love them and take good care of them...they have good food and good care....but there are better situations for them to go to.....a loving home with a kind person who has a nice barn, a big pasture.....a warm heart. Evidenced many times with our adopters.....Rio, Vinnie, Breeze, Promise, Silk, Tucker, Max........even though sometimes our hearts break just a little to let them go, we know it is better for them. However....we will love Iris until someone can love her more....a promise from each of us...it isn't just me.....she has a whole host of people who love her.
Iris will see the opthamologist this next week, driven by volunteers who will give up their whole day so that Iris can be seen by a quality doctor.
Max was adopted by Carolyn........Congratulations! He is very happy....has a great barn, turn out....and a great big trailer that matches him! Thank you for adopting Carolyn! We are happy for you and Max! We hope to see you at shows this summer after this virus thing is cleared up!
Cooper is still at the Jones farm and has one more week of a trial period...he is being a good boy by all accounts! He will have his teeth done as well. Good luck Cooper!
Lizzie is ready for adoption.....we decided she is fat today and she was put on a diet. She needs a job! Come and see her!
Louie is still on vacation at Sarah's parents.....grass, grass and more grass..he loves it!
Beaver got in with Jones.......and I bet you can guess what happened....yep, the little bugger beat Jones up.....bites and kicks.....he really is a bad little pony. Jones will live.
The eagle took another of our chickens, right in front of me....arrrghhh. I hate that eagle. I went after him with the rake...to no avail. He took the chicken and flew off.
Today we finished our hay shed! all the walls are up.....mats are down.....ready for storage! YAY! Thanks to Susy and Ryan for getting this done...it is a relief to have it all completed.
Sunday.....a day of rest, I hope.....I have been so busy...I need some quiet time.
Pony Up fortune for tomorrow:
It is right where you needed it most.......look behind you.
Posted by Pony Up Rescue for Equines at 7:47 PM