I, like you, love to hear happy endings…
So, today I bring you 4!
FIRST, THE PONIES OF CHINCOTEAGUE
I know many of you were wondering about the ponies on the Island of Chincoteague. We’ve all read the book… How would Misty survive Irene?!
Very well, evidently…
As we reported yesterday, the caretakers of the ponies opened all the gates so the shorties could run to higher ground. They did. Happily. This wasn’t their first clambake.
A reader said that she had seen photos of the very healthy ponies meandering down a road post Irene, taken by a firefighter. I asked her if she could send them to me, and she did!
Here are the photos of actual Chincoteague ponies taken by an actual Chincoteague firefighter!
A few months ago, I wrote about Itsuko and Admiralty.
They are both TBs rescued by Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue.
Itsuko is the great granddaughter of Native Dancer, she raced 99 times, made over $100,000 in winnings, has had many foals – and was left to starve to death. You can read the original post here.
The good news is that she has been adopted out to Black Beauty Ranch in Texas (owned by Doris Day)! Theresa can check on her whenever she wishes and all is good!
Here is a photo of Itsuko having her hooficure. As you can see, she has gained much weight and is on the road to a full recovery. Nice!
Admiralty was the TB who wouldn’t get on his owner’s trailer (bound for …) so the owner used a WINCH to make Admiralty get in the trailer. It didn’t work. Admiralty fell under the trailer. He was dragged. Animal Control was called. BHFER came to the rescue and soothed this poor battered boy back to health. His story is linked here.
Admiralty has incredible bloodlines, too:
While Admiralty was healing at BHFER, he met Pebbles, another starvation rescue.
Admiralty is a full grown TB. Pebbles is a tiny pony.
True love bloomed.
And, the most wonderful news… they are both being adopted together into another nearby home!
These two will live together with food and love for the rest of their days…
LEROY THE WONDERPONY!
You might remember LeRoy, the Wonderpony. He was found wandering around the parking lot of a Home Depot with a healed over, incredibly nasty, broken rear leg… The original story is linked here.
Well, LeRoy is still at the fabulous Rescue that saved him, HOOVED ANIMAL HUMANE SOCIETY. You can follow him or ask them about him at any time.
But, the best part is that he is now walking and playing without any cast at all! The vets initially thought he would need a walking cast or some type of support forever. But, he’s fine! The area is a bit scarred and swollen, but he’s just fine.
And, he’s also found love…
Isn’t this a good day?!
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