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LIFELINES - updates for the week   Horse Rescue Issues

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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

Hello all.

I wanted to take a few minutes to update everyone on this weeks happenings. There was laughter, tears, triumph, and tragedy here at the farm...

First off last weekend we had a massive assembly line style vet/farrier/dentist setup here at the farm. Almost every horse saw one if not two equine specialist during the day.

SerraWind my adopted rescue arab girl is due to foal anytime now, and I am waiting not so patiently.

Yesterday afternoon the broker truck stopped along his way to Sugarcreek and there were two horses I could not pull off the truck. One appeared to be a STBD and the other a TB, both bay and both mares.
I was distraught and incommunicado for several hours after that.

Jamboree, whom the FOB's helped save was found to be no worse for wear on that suspensory injury even with the added weight of pregnancy. Tragically in the wee hours of this morning Jamboree developed a fever and lost her foal. We were however able to contain the infection with the help of Alquin, our vet, who showed up at midnight in his pajamas to assist poor Jamboree. Our girl apparently was just too young to carry to term and her colt Timothy <bay/white paint> was lost. Today was a somber day at the farm.

This evening as I was throwing hay from the upper barn something tumbled down and landed on my head. It was a baby bat, whom I have named Mr. Tumbles. He is about 2" long and clings to my finger. Will try returning him to momma tomorrow, but for tonight he has a veritable bug feast.

We will be bringing Sky in this week from Maryland and I can hardly wait. He sounds like a real sweetie pie.

As many of you know my life has been a bit jumbled lately, but I am feeling better and looking toward the 21st and seeing whom needs saving at Ebensburg auction.

Our fence is almost done and should be ready for arrivals early next week! Pix will be forthcoming!

I've been reading thru many threads these past two days and wanted to add that rescue is a highly emotional arena. I think we must all keep that in mind when posting and remember the horses still need everyone willing/able to help.

Thanks for listening to my weekly report.
Hugs from all the critters here at the farm.

Tee

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midknight1

From: midknight1

7/6/07

I am so sorry about sweet Timothy, but glad that Jamboree is doing alright.  Prayers for all of you at Lifelines tonight.

Jen

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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

Thanks so much Tee! I love your updates and look forward to them.

I'm sorry about Timothy and you, he and Jamboree will be in my prayers tonight! I know they were in the best of hands and am glad Jamboree made it through.

So now you have added a baby bat to your family? The farm keeps growing:) I'm glad to hear the new fence is almost up and hope you are keeping the hubby pampered for doing such a fabulous job getting that up so quickly!!! I am still quite amazed.

Please take time to rest somewhere, somehow.......

Sincerely,

Sharon

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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

The hubby turned 62yo today. For his birthday he got to put up some more fence. He also got to chase Kylie around the pasture. No reason she was teasing him. Should seen that girl run when she grabbed the glove out of his back pocket. He was yelling KayKay give daddy the glove. She had the biggest eyes and musta thought this would be a great new game. Nari was standing all stoic and Ca$h tried to get into the act. he was pretending to chase Kylie and help daddy recover his glove. The circus was all I could think of as I sat there chuckling and hollering to him to quit fooling around and get back to work.

Gawd I love the simple things in life. I am easily amused.

Tee

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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

Hey T

Good to hear from you, from one bumpkin to another, CHEERS........just finished some calories for you, a big bowl of Cookies and cream icecream, yummy  :-)

Good to hear about Sky.

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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

Hi ,
I have a question and I don't want anyone to think I am insensitive. I simply don't know this. I have read about a number of foal deaths on this board. What do the mamas do when their babies don't make it? Are they protective? Do they seem to understand that the baby is gone? I am often guilty of giving animals human emotions so I wonder if there is grief, confusion, acceptance? Thanks
Rose
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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

Sounds like Heaven! Tell the hubby Happy Birthday from the FOBs!!!
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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

I had pasta for supper and am sitting here munching a bowl of Lucky Charms <not an endorsement> for nighttime snack.

I was on the phone the other nite and ate a 1/2gal of icecream while we chatted. Yes, a half gallon container. Hey? it was doctors orders after all.

Tee

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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

Well, in Jamboree's case she is just a baby herself. First heat and her previous owners left the gate open scenario. She has no idea. But SerraWind our momma to be was freaking out like I had taken her baby from her.

Lavender Rose was scared and became withdrawn for awhile, but now happily frolics in the pasture.

So to answer your question, each horse is an individual and reacts to situations differently as do humans. How I react to loss may greatly differ from your reaction in similar circumstances.

Some people cry at funerals and others withdraw into themselves.

Tee

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Guest

From: Guest

7/6/07

I would follow drs orders like that , too     Sounds good to me :-)   Look after yourself
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