Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What is in a Name? Rescue Update

First, I want to thank our farrier, Rick Legg, for the amazing work he did on our rescue mare's feet Tuesday.

Also, thanks to his apprentice, Dave Stephens.

The work was exhausting but the immediate improvement was dramatic. Several hours of back breaking work went into her feet, but you will see, it was worth it.

I believe this has set her on a great road to recovery.
We encountered numerous abscesses, but they are open now and able to drain and heal.

I imagine the pressure being taken off will really help her tremendously overall.

She is sore, but that is expected. We can move on with getting her weight up and address possible laminitis with X-rays.

Let people who care this much and do such great work know they are appreciated by recommending their services!

Now, this mare, I am told, was called Cheyenne, but I believe she probably rarely heard this name from the mouths of those who so neglected and abused her, so I believe a new name is in order.

I am not sure yet. . .but this mare will be getting a new name soon, and it will be one fitting of her new chance at a decent and kind life.

Also, let me thank my friend, Becky Mccomas and her friend Rita Wendell and Sonora Winds for their donations to help this mare recover!

"The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel"
NLT translation of Proverbs 12:10
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The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham
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If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons. ~C.S. Lewis
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Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. ~Thomas A. Edison
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If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ~St. Francis of Assisi

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'For the animal shall not be measured by man.In a world older and more ... murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men." -- Leonardo Da Vinci



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington