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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pregnant Mare Rescue, Breakfast with the Babies.


I don't know what I could have included in my morning to make it any better. Today was the fundraising breakfast for a local horse rescue group near Santa Cruz. The stars of the pancake breakfast are pictured below.

Hard to imagine that, without the intervention of : Pregnant Mare Rescue
this mare would not have been around to produce this elegant foal.
Baby needed a snack, before settling down for a rest.
Like all babies, this one tried to resist falling asleep until she couldn't hold her head up one more minute.
On the way to the event, there was a roadside floral rainbow with a box to put money in, (honor system) to buy a bouquet. I came away with a huge bunch of sweet-peas. I love their perfume.

17 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful baby! I hope she and mama find good homes.

    I love sweet peas and would have bought some too.

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  2. Looks like a beautiful day... does it get much better than that ? Though maybe a little music could go with that...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5c1k949Zn4

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  3. Oh god that baby is cute! All spindly legs and sweet horsey head. Love it! And the Sweet Peas by the road are marvelous. Sweet Peas and tired a tired baby. Thanks for the smile!

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  4. This makes me want to find some horse babies of my own...Sadly, those days are behind me. Love the sweet peas.
    Whatever happened about going to England?

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  5. Sounds like a fabulous start to the day.

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  6. Kerry, baby and mama will be found good homes. The sweet-peas have perfumed my house.

    Owen, there was some Country Music, of course, not live though at 8am. The pancakes were really good (and no mess to clean up:)

    Birdie, she definitely had that "Bambi" appeal.

    e. as my side-bar says "my life is not over, who knows where I'm going?" Some of the things I don't write about is fighting tooth and nail for simple financial survival in a business with continuous overhead. Not always breathing room to stand back and plan. That's why days like yesterday are so special.

    Steve, it was, thanks.

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  7. Looks like the perfect morning. What lovely pics!

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  8. Seeing babies with their moms is so heartwarming, isn't it? And this means even more that this was a rescue situation.

    The self serve buckets of flowers is a great idea. We have roadside stands of home grown veggies like this.

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  9. I never cease to marvel at the dedication of good horse rescues throughout this country. In my area there is a nationwide rescue network that manages week after week to save groups of horses from the "kill pen" at a local auction. The auction owner goes out of his way to help them too, so it's an amazing effort. One week they saved over 40 horses. Last week it was about 20.

    If I ever win the lottery, I would love to buy a big farm and take in rescues. I'd need to hire help, of course, so jobs will be open. All I need are those winning numbers!!

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  10. Di, They're too far away for me to help them on a daily basis but I make sure everyone knows about them.

    TechnoBabe, this is a very protective Mama Mare. She takes her responsibility very seriously.

    Jean, I'll send you my resume whenever you're ready. This rescue is a grass-roots affair: a couple who love horses and are doing what they can with what they have and those they can motivate around them. They have a half dozen colts and fillies who were separated from their dams at a BLM mustang round up. Monty Roberts (Horse Whisperer) helped by taking them in for a couple of weeks to start them off right. They're featured on his website this month.

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  11. What a lovely start to the weekend !

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  12. Lovely mom and baby - and more good-hearted people. They seem to abound in your neck of the woods!

    Sweet peas have been my favourite flower ever since my taciturn and undemonstrative Norwegian grandfather brought me a bouquet of them on my 16th birthday.

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  13. S&S, the euphoria has worn off; grumble, grumble.(It was nice while it lasted).

    Deborah, there really is a culture of "giving back". I don't know if it starts with the obligatory community service requirement in high school but whatever the reason, most of the people I know try to make a difference in some way. I'm all for it.

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  14. Oh, a baby horse and sweet peas? I think it would have been hard to pick which flowers.

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  15. MJ. I was with a young woman who was so excited about the sweet peas, I would have felt bad choosing anything else. I might otherwise have picked the bold pink cosmos.

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  16. Aww sounds lovely, what a gorgeous little foal!

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  17. Hi HorseTalker, This mare was bred, despite having a fractured pelvis from an eventing fall. It's amazing they both lived. Their futures are assured.

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