A Light For Sissy

•August 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment


Fate dealt me a hand in May of 2009 that still to this day leaves me sadden and angry.  It was unfair, after all that we did and to be taken from my loving arms. It been almost 3 months and the passing of Sissy hasn’t been any easier nor do I believe will it ever fade or her plight ever forgotten. Sissy passed away so suddenly I never got to truly say good bye or let her know that I will find her when it is time for my passing. She has left me a wreck and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her or hear her brays in my dream.

13 months is along time to be with a animal who at first you held no hope for, a utter mess beyond any words could ever explain. The anger of the past people who allow her to get worse with out ever lifting a finger to help her get better, I truly hate them. She was to young to be taken from us, after finally reaching a victory that sent me screaming at the gods telling them that I had won. 2 months before her passing Sissy cantered through our pastures! She was running  like a fat little piggie around and was finally on the physical/emotional road to recovery.

Big Momma as she was called by me, soon became the joy in my life. I felt her pain, her joy and her laughter and she became my closest friend. Daily I would go out and sit with her in the pastures and she seek me out. placing her brown head against my chest and sighing, her way of giving a hug. I would sit that way forever, hugging her head and watching the world go by. Nothing in the world could make me break those moments and I am glad I have those time to think of. We had our downfall at times when she become a tank and drag me along, or when she made up her mind that she wasn’t going to be tied and damaged my shoulder by yanking back really hard. There were the times in the start she had me pinned against the fence and I could imagine the headlines in my local newspaper “Mom dies of being smashed by big brown ass” There were days I thought, this is it she has to leave!

When she broke out and took every one on a merry walk around our neighborhood in the middle of the night, leaving gifts on many neighbors roads or lawns! Or  the few times she made the choice to take the hot fencing with her when I wouldn’t allow her to be out with the rest of the herd. There were days I was spiting mad at her but at the end of those days I could laugh at what had happen, still loving her dearly.

Who couldn’t love this animal? who couldn’t help but wanting to see her recover? who wondered why people neglected this beautiful creature? She was a angel of compassion and an angel of hope. Her story should be told and should be retold to many and her death, be something of importance and education!

Her passing should make people weep and start breaking the circle of neglect and cruelty that many animals suffer each day of their lives. Her death should have a meaning and it will because I will never let her or her story ever be forgotten.


WE are often bless with those creatures that come into our lives, that make us better people and owners. Sissy came into our lives to teach, help and show us where we truly needed to be. The plight of the donkey is our fate. To help those that need a loving home for rehabbing or a peaceful place to pass. A home where they can find love, laughter and a sense of being.



To my Big Momma, I shall see you again in time. When we meet again we shall walk through the meadows and explore the mountains together like we always did.

using a angle grinder for trimming

•July 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment





Colby, our burro is the demo donkey for this style of trim!

way too long for posting…

•July 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment


Paco growing up


and Colby is still…an ass



posts to come!

Saying Good Bye To Sissy

•May 20, 2009 • 1 Comment

You’ll forever be missed and left us too soon.


On the death of the Beloved

By John O’Donohue


Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,
Where no storm or might or pain can reach you.

Your love was like the dawn
Brightening over our lives
Awakening beneath the dark
A further adventure of color.

The sound of your voice
Found for us
A new music
That brightened everything.

Whatever you enfolded in your gaze
Quickened in the joy of its being;
You placed smiles like flowers
On the altar of the heart.
Your mind always sparkled
With wonder at things.

Though your days here were brief,
Your spirit was live, awake, complete.

We look towards each other no longer
From the old distance of our names;
Now you dwell inside the rhythm of breath,
As close to us as we are to ourselves.

Though we cannot see you with outward eyes,
We know our soul’s gaze is upon your face,
Smiling back at us from within everything
To which we bring our best refinement.

Let us not look for you only in memory,
Where we would grow lonely without you.
You would want us to find you in presence,
Beside us when beauty brightens,
When kindness glows
And music echoes eternal tones.

When orchids brighten the earth,
Darkest winter has turned to spring;
May this dark grief flower with hope
In every heart that loves you.

May you continue to inspire us:

To enter each day with a generous heart.
To serve the call of courage and love
Until we see your beautiful face again
In that land where there is no more separation,
Where all tears will be wiped from our mind,
And where we will never lose you again.


Abuse…shouldn’t be happening

•February 11, 2009 • Leave a Comment


I am having nightmares and I don’t think it will ever go away. I close my eyes and I see it all over again and feel so ill, that I swear I am going to be sick.

Why is it people abuse animals? How can they look or deal with themselves when they abuse these creatures? How can they justify what they do to them?

I hope for as long as I live I never see what I have, but I have a feeling that wish won’t happen. Once things are over and done, I want to share this with everyone. I think it is very important that people everywhere take upon themselves to make sure no animal abuse is happening around them. You are amazed at the form of animal abuse that happens and sometimes these animals are locked away in a small area completely closed off. I know we are having hard times, but animals deserve an honorable death not one from starving to beating to god knows what. I think animal abuse should be a felony, high fines and prison time with a life time of can’t own a single breathing thing.

Some people may not agree with me but I ask this: Should an animal starve or be beat to death or even crippled to death or should they have an ending with honor? I choice the last but in my fantasy world, it be neither because everyone would want them. But that is the sad part, not everyone wants an animal. I wish it were true but I know it is not. That is one of the hardest parts in privately rescuing animals; you get to see the dark side of people and the crap they do to animals.

Some of it will stick to you for life, like what I have seen.

I understand people are losing their jobs, but when you give up hope that when things go south and become Hell in a hand basket. I have something personal I want to share with you; my husband lost his job months ago. We both been doing everything we can and have still been able to keep all are animals. We made choice weeks ago to butcher a few of our fowl and put them in the freezer. Cruel? No, just making sure we can provide and feed everything right. WE have struggled but have kept positive and have done everything we can. And we have our 4 equines members still here, we take serious animal ownership. We hit a hole but we refuse to bow out, we just pushed on. I offer trimming at $25.00 a trim for equine owners and willing to barter or take payments because I know people are hurting. If I can help them and give them some hope, that would be great.

Many animals are very lucky to have owners who are willing to go through hell and back to keep them, I say “Kudos to them!”

They are doing everything they can to succeed and I hope they find a pot of gold at the end of their rainbow. I know this post is sad, so to add a little light here are some pictures and please I ask everyone to pay attention around you and question things that seem out of place!


Paco’s beautiful eye makeup


Paco’s beautiful nose pattern

Ms. Fuzz

Colby bossing around a rooster


Today’s laugh!!


If things weren’t bad enough

•January 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

That I haven’t been able to upload this to the blog. I promised that, I would be writing more and completely DON’T DO IT!

Well it wasn’t my fault. For some odd reason my service provider kept timing out when I tried to upload, any posts. Then when I tried to get on to the site and just copy and paste this in, to the blog page. Well…yet again, a no go!

I hate my service provider with a passion, Hughes Net. Anyone else have them?

I so enjoy clear skies and calm weather and NO SIGNAL! That always fun and every week I have to unplug it and reset the darn thing. Then light rain, no service again. Any type of slight anything and I lose everything. I think the best one is when their signal changes and they don’t update the system. And you have to call in and complain about things and they go “Oh that is why!”


I only hope SOON, ATT DSL will be here and I can actually be on and blog better.

So since this thing behaving, I will be posting very soon.


My goals

•January 15, 2009 • 1 Comment

For this blog is to at least write every other day, about something.

Even if it is about my personal life to animal care. I know I can write and talk about something.

It is just sometimes life does get in the way, and I forget. But not to worry, Mr. Post it is my friend now!

So starting tomorrow, one of the first to many new posts will be arriving.

So bear with me, I know I can have something interesting for you to read.


If any one reads this J