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Saturday is PhoBlog Day! Donkeys, Drive-Up Windows, Good Little Icys and Blind Love…






Saturday is PhoBlog Day!  Today, I have several fun pics and a story…

1)  This is my neighbor and friend, Fran.  Her other good friend, Stella, is sleeping on her head.  I hope one day to get Stella over here for a playdate with my Norma.  Unfortunately, even though we only live minutes apart, both of our donks HATE the trailer.  So, it may never happen.  But, I wish it would…

2)  This photo cracks me up.  It is of Gabe the Wonder Horse (link here), who I wrote about a while ago, and his sidekick Topper.  Since it is now Summer again, the Drive-Up window is open!  Yup, their Mommy started this activity last year and both the horses took to it like ducks to water.  But, during winter, the window was closed.  Boo Hoo.  But, Yippee because Mommy has opened the Drive-Thru!  Now she can have horsey nose marks all over her window and hair mixed drool on her washing machine!  The things we do…  ;)

3)  You  met Tamara Gooch and her photography this week.  I loved this shot and wanted to add it  here.

4)  I wish my Icy filly would just follow along on a trail ride like these Icys.  Hmmmm.  I am delighted to see such a fun way to exercise the kids without having to ride them all.  Look Ma, No Hands (or lead ropes!).

5)  Finally, a lovely story…  This woman, Joanne Feldman, lives in So Cal.  She has had this horse, Chocolate Rose, for 23 years.  About 10 years ago, Rose lost one eye.  No Worries.  However, two years ago, Rose lost the other…

I caught a newspaper story of the pair.  Joanne visits Rose twice a day, every day!  She cleans her stall, feeds/brushes her, takes her for walks and (I love this) sweeps the cobwebs off of Rose’s nameplate.  You should read the story.  It is very touching.  Joanne lives alone and has very little money.  Their love for each other is total.  Enjoy the article!

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Saturday is PhoBlog Day! Drafts and our Bucketboy, Red!






Saturday is PhoBlog Day!  It seems that I have assembled some Drafty pics… and the story of our lovely and talented Bucketboy, Red!

1)  Here is a pic I just loved that I found on the web.  There was no photo credit so I don’t know who shot this.  But, I think it is really special.

2)  This is a draft mule, John Boy, that was saved this month from auction by Eagle’s Nest Draft Rehab and Sanctuary (ENDRS).  Here he is, totally happy and relaxed to be with his new family.  I am so grateful for LeAnn and Wayne from ENDRS and all those who are available and willing to save these big guys from slaughter.  I cannot imagine this happy boy in some European restaurant…

Here is what LeAnn had to say about his condition when he arrived… I know they are working hard at fixing John Boy’s ills.  They say he sits all the time and watches the traffic go by.

“The Belgian is safe & soundly bedded down at ENDRS. He loaded like a perfect gentleman and trailered well from Jamesport. The weather was horrid.
I think he is pleasantly confused about the attention and intake process. Of course, he is filthy, skinny and wormey. No lice or ticks but he does have pale gums so he is likely anemic from worms. His feet are a mess and he is moving arthritic but maybe a good supplement will help with that. He had his first treat today and it took him several minutes before he took it from Wayne’s hand and ate it. However, after the first one, he was happy to accept as many as we would give.”

3)  This is our Bucket Boy, Red!  I had found this first photo of him holding his bowl on an obscure website.  But, through that website, I was able to contact the person who took the photo, Trish Lowe.  Trish said “Red” was her boyfriend’s horse since he was a baby and he was quite the personality!  Then, I asked Trish about him and she said that he is now owned by Ashley Crocker (Canada).  So, I asked Ashley about him and she said that he is still quite the character!  He is an 8 year old grandson of Doc O’Lena and she can teach him anything… Anything!   Red is very talented.  Ashley loves him and cannot see ever selling him.  She also sent along more photos of him.

–Smiling

–Bowing

–Rearing

–Chasing a cow

–Tanning

–Riding with Mom

That’s Saturday’s Phoblog!  Check in tomorrow and have a great weekend!

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