MEET BARBARA, the WRY MOUTH FILLY – Can we get her to the Univ of Tennessee for Surgery?! PLEASE FORWARD






Barbara was born with a wry mouth.  A few years ago, this would have been a death sentence because horses with wry mouths have difficulty sucking milk and chewing grass… But now, science has caught up with this congenital deformity.   Mild to moderate wry mouth can be remedied with surgery.

An expert surgeon in wry mouths, Dr. Schumacher from the University of Tennesse, has offered to help Barbara for a very reduced rate.

Can we help baby Barbara get to her surgery appointment in Tennessee?




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BARBARA’S STORY

When Barbara was born, her owner knew that she had to give Barbara a fighting chance.  She knew that this little filly had the will and the fortitude to survive any way she could… so her owner dug in and helped Barbara fight.

For the past 3 months, Barbara and her owner have worked together to help this filly grow.

Feedings were often and arduous.  Barbara’s dam didn’t like the way a wry mouth felt and wouldn’t allow her to nurse.  So around the clock milk feedings and training, training, training to help teach this baby a way to nurse from her Dam and drink from a bottle.

Barbara is sweet, strong and very intelligent.

Barbara, at 3 months old,  is a great student and has learned how to stand on a platform to nurse – or to nurse from her bucket.

SHE IS BIG AND STRONG… BUT WILL SOON NEED TO CHEW TO SURVIVE — this can be fixed, and an offer is on the table!

In her remaining hours, Barbara’s owner started a Go Fund Me page for her filly and has raised almost enough for the greatly discounted surgery offered by the well known wry-mouth surgeon from the University of Tennessee, Dr. Schumacher.

But, she is still a bit short the money for surgery/recovery and does not have the extensive transportation fees needed to bring this filly safely from Dripping Springs, Texas to Knoxville, Tennessee – twice.

Barbara with her devoted owner who is working night and day to secure the funds for her filly’s life changing surgery – very far away.

CAN WE HELP HER REACH HER SURGICAL APPOINTMENT?!

Can we help this devoted owner and fighter filly reach her life-changing date with the surgeon?!  Her owner has tried so hard and done so well… we could really help her with this last push to save her girl.

Please, let’s help them… Thank you in advance for saving this sweet girl’s quality of life.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Every drop in the bucket adds up!  WE can make a huge difference in all of their lives by helping!




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I MET A BABY KANGAROO!!!






I could not believe my eyes!

There was a baby kangaroo in a canvas bag that was sitting on a chair on a restaurant patio!

???

You see, Hubby and I decided to try COOL HAND LUKE’S restaurant in Paso Robles, where we live.

While we were sitting at our table in the bar, Hubby said, “That lady has a baby kangaroo in her purse.”

He said it matter of factly.

Me:  “What?!!”

Hubby:  “That lady has a baby kangaroo in a bag on a chair out there on the deck.”

I grabbed my phone and was out on that patio in a nano second.  By this time, word has spread to all of the servers and customers – who were also all on that patio.

This is a photo I took of the lady who was in front of me in the “pet a baby kangaroo” conga line that had formed.

Look at her face.  That was exactly how I felt.  Awe and Wonder.

This is not me. This is the gal in front of me in the “pet the baby kangaroo” conga line. Her expression is perfect. Awe and Wonder.

THIS WAS MY TURN.  AWE AND WONDER.

Then this gal in front of me who had just petted the kangaroo, took my camera from me and told me to “get in there!”.  She took photos.  As she handed the camera back to me she said, “I got some really good ones of you…”.

And she did.

We meet.

He gave me a big kiss and then licked my chin. I think I had some butter on there or something… I had just eaten a dinner roll.

Ahhh, the good spot! I didn’t want to hog any time away from all the other people. So this was it. But, I loved it!

ZOO TO YOU

I found out that he was from Zoo To You, a little rescue place near my house.  It isn’t open to the public, so I have never been there.  Of course, I wanted to know his story but the ladies that had him were fairly exasperated with all of us disturbing their dinner (that’s what happens when you bring a baby kangaroo to dinner, just sayin’), so I never found out how he came to be.

From the website, I think it could be, Sydney, the red kangaroo… but I’m not sure.

This is a photo off of the website from ZOO TO YOU. I’m not sure if this is the same kangaroo I petted. This one is named, Sydney.


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