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UPDATE on Yarrow – the surviving February Bucket Fund foal.






February Bucket Fund babies are/were Yarrow and her colt brother who passed.  These starvation cases are so touch and go… especially with babies.  You can read the original story here.

Yarrow is in critical condition.  She is still with us, but not anywhere near healthy.  We put one foot in front of the other daily and there has been progress.  If you can help with her daily medical bills, it would be fantastic and such a relief for 3 Sisters Equine.  Can we help right this wrong?



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MESSAGE FROM 3 SISTER’S EQUINE REFUGE

It’s Yarrow’s first time being able to walk out of the barn! While this seems like a small step for most, for this little lady, that fought not to die on us several times, this vitamin D and muscle building is HUGE!
With her extreme starvation Yarrow suffered a selenium deficiency. Selenium is a trace mineral that protects the body’s cells from being destroyed by free radicals, which are normal byproducts in some functions of the body. Deficiency can cause muscle disease, heart failure and respiratory distress. While the safe range of selenium is narrow it is essential for horses health.
In Yarrow we saw the deficiency present with muscle failure as she was unable to stand on her own. Our amazing team at @bendequine recognized, tested for and treated Yarrow with a shot of selenium and vitamin E, as they work synergistically together.
After some rest and more steps in her refeeding program Yarrow was able to enjoy some sun today. She has a long road ahead but is such a little fighter.
Thank you to Cyndi and Keith for their round the clock care of sweet Yarrow. Keep sending her all the love!

This is a very slow process and Yarrow will be under intensive care for several months.  PLEASE help if you can.  Thank you in advance.

VIDEOS!

I think these videos show how bad she is … and the improvements… however, she is absolutely not out of the woods.   Starving a baby is a touch and go thing.  Well, starving any horse is bad, but with babies, they crash so easily.

Click here to watch the video with Yarrow and the vet.

Click image to watch first video with the vet

Click here to watch the video of Yarrow walking.  As you can see, there is a human behind her, encouraging her to move.  She isn’t walking out of joy… just that she can.

Click to watch Yarrow walk

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Shelter dog, Gillian, escapes and throws a party!






I saw this story and thought it was perfect for a Sunday!

 

Ever thrown a party when your folks were out of town then realized you’d have to deal with the consequences of a very messy night? That’s what happened recently at Bedford County Humane Society, a dog shelter in Pennsylvania. There were two exceptions in this case – the culprit made all the mess on his own, and he had no remorse for his actions at all.

Like many dogs who end up in shelters, Gilligan had a rough start in life. He was luckier than many, though – the shelter itself adopted him and made him its official ‘greeter’ dog. Now Gilligan takes pride in his job, which is to meet ‘n’ greet potential new adopters as they come in and check them for suitability – and treats.

Working so hard clearly takes a toll, and Gilligan sometimes has to blow off a little steam. On January 13, an employee put Gilligan back in his cage for the evening when staff went home – and didn’t lock the door properly.

The dynamic dog immediately seized his chance and took the opportunity to wiggle himself free. From then on, it was party time!

Click here to watch video of Gilligan’s night!

Click image to watch video of Gilligan’s night!

Coming into work the following morning, an employee found a scene of utter devastation. Shreds of plush toys were scattered along the corridors and across three rooms.

“Well, someone had a good night at the shelter,” the employee said, with understatement, on a short video posted to TikTok under the user name @stardust9982.“Let’s go find who did it,” she added, while walking along the corridor. “It was…Gilligan!”

At the sound of his name, Gilligan, a black dog wearing a jaunty red bandana, bounced out of a doorway, completely unrepentant and jumping around proudly wagging his tail and showing off his handiwork.

A big pile of toys had been donated for the holidays, meaning that the mischievous mutt could have an even more pawsome time than usual. Footage also posted on TikTok and taken from the shelter’s security cameras shows him carefully selecting his victims from the pile – all the toys with squeakers!

While anything that squeaked had a short life expectancy from there, the puckish pup ignored piles of plain plush toys and food.

While they did lose a few toys to the onslaught, shelter staff couldn’t be cross with their misbehaving mutt as he was clearly so pleased with himself.

 

dog throws himself a party

(Image credit: Facebook / Bedford County Humane Society)

Looks like dog lovers across the world agree: his video clip has been viewed more than 2.6 million times, with viewers commenting “Clearly, not a guilty bone in his body”, and “he deserved this night of unbridled fun”. Others offered to donate to an Amazon wishlist to replace Gilligan’s victims.

We can only hope that the next time we throw a party our neighbors take it this well!

office dog
Joyce Ross 

 

FEBRUARY BUCKET FUNDEmergency BUCKET FUND for very young and starved tribal colts – FOUND AT A MEAT BUYERS – who need our help!  The colt has passed, so sad.  But the filly is still fighting.  READ STORY HERE: https://www.horseandman.com/?p=59670

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NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $590  (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200)

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