Preparing for the storm

PREPARING FOR HURRICANE IRMA

We spent Wednesday beginning our preparations for Hurricane Irma. Many windows were boarded up, but we still have much to do. On Thursday morning, a number of our horses left for Tennessee.   Last minute kisses.     Seeing the horses off was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but there’s comfort…

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WE ARE BRACING FOR HURRICANE IRMA

We are riding out the hurricane and no matter which coast it travels up we are going to get slammed.  However, we are evacuating a few horses to TN and the small animals to GA. We are boarding up the facilities, replacing / securing boards and posts, filling gas cans, putting ID collars on horses…

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Together at Rainbow Bridge

Alana’s frail little body was just too weak – she left us for Rainbow Bridge this afternoon.   Aiden, the stronger of the two, followed his sister to the Bridge a couple of hours later.  I was with them when they left – they were never alone since the minute we found them.   They…

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SAVING GRACE – CAN YOU HELP?

August 26th, 2017 – Saturday Afternoon We have another baby and it’s nothing short of a miracle! When I got home from the vet with the kittens, I took them to the office in the stroller. Bob went to get some things out of the car when he called me on the radio (we use 2-way…

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PREEMIE KITTENS UPDATE – WE’RE OFF TO THE VET

August 26th, 2017 – Saturday The kittens had a calm night – their warm nesting bed is in Popper’s stroller.  They can’t control their body temperature so it’s important that us humans do what we can to help with that.  I parked them right next to my bed and every 2 hours they were fed,…

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PREMATURE KITTENS NEED HELP

August 25th, 2017 We found these two precious newborn kittens at the barn this morning – they appear to be premature.  One was under the golf cart and the other was by the gate on the concrete baking in the sun.  Both still had the placenta attached. The kittens are warm and comfy and close to where…

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LITTLE E – OUR SENIOR MOST RESIDENT

08/23/2017 Little E is an Arabian gelding that is our senior resident here at the rescue.  Recently I noticed him laying down and when he got up he seemed a bit odd.  He had a strange look on his face and his breathing seemed different.  After he stood for a minute he walked off and…

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COOKIE – LETTING GO

I apologize for not sending out an update during the past few days, but it’s been tough. Letting Cookie go was more than difficult and accepting that she is gone is just as hard. Some history – Cookie returned to us from an adoption a few years ago with a sore on her left ear that…

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Cookie Has Her Wings

Cookie got her wings late yesterday and joined the heavenly herd.  Theresa will provide a detailed update as soon as she is up to it – this has been a devastating loss.

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UPDATE ON COOKIE

06/30/17, Thursday Dr. Porter (PHD Veterinary Services) was out yesterday to reassess Cookie and to do another set of x-rays on her front feet.  She is in very good spirits,  her appetite is great, and she still adores attention!  Another set of x-rays indicated that there has been a bit more rotation.  Also, she is…

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GREAT NEWS FOR TWO LITTLE ONES!

06/18/17, Saturday The four mini’s that we recently returned to the rescue, Haley, Kami, Ouija, and Warrior, all got their dentals recently done by Dr. Bess Darrow of Tune-Ups.  And we have some really great news – Kami and Haley may have an approved home! Mini’s in the mist!  The mist really feels great in the Florida heat….

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AROUND THE FARM – MAKE A SPLASH

06/02/17, Friday I needed a “pick me up” this morning so I watched a video  of Betsy Rose that I took yesterday when we were having storms. Betsy Rose can make my heart smile just by being in her presence. She reminds me, often, that we can overcome. She’s a true blessing.  Believe.. Sisco is doing well. He’d love…

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I HEARD THE DOORKNOB JIGGLE – GUESS WHO?

05/18/17 I heard it. The sound of the door knob jiggling which really caught my attention – Sawyer used to do this often.  But then I remembered – Sawyer is gone.  The jiggling continues.  I open the door and what do I see?  A precious little donkey face looking at me! “It’s me, Mommy Theresa!…

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SAWYER HAS JOINED OUR HEAVENLY HERD – 05/05/17

May 5th, 2017 Sawyer followed me around this morning after finishing his breakfast and having some pal around time with Lucy. I was delivering hay and, by the time I got to the 3rd paddock, I knew something was wrong.  He was looking at his tummy – one side and then the other.  We took…

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FLY WITH ANGELS SWEET PENNY

May 4th, 2017 There’s a new bright shining star in the sky tonight. Penny has joined our heavenly herd. She was blessed with so many humans who loved her. All three of her mom’s were with her when she went to Rainbow Bridge – Penelope, Theresa, and Elizabeth. And her human big sister, Bri, was…

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BABY NOAH – OUR HELP A HORSE DAY RESCUE

04/18/17 Our 8th Annual Celebration of Life/ASPCA Help a Horse Day is on Saturday, April 22nd, and almost every year, a horse in need finds its way to Beauty’s Haven just before the event. Well, this year, it’s not a horse, but a baby lamb with an injured leg! The baby will be arriving this evening and will be…

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Cookie’s Eye – Not Good News

Earlier this year, Cookie appeared to be depressed – she just wasn’t herself. With her history of cancer, well, I was just concerned. Dr. Specht ran some blood work and some values were all over the place. Then Cookie developed chronic imflammation in her left eye and was put on eye medications which didn’t seem…

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The Odd Couple

03/16/17 Little E has been quite the gentleman – he’s been letting Emma borrow his blanket for this cold spell. She’s still having issues in her neck but she is a happy little girl. Magic absolutely loves his blue flymasks! Senior citizen Sawyer and little Lucy. The odd couple. 03/17/17 JoJo and Jazzy patiently waiting…

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COOKIE’S EYE – IS IT CANCER?

February 12th, 2017 Cookie’s eye is worse. Dr. Mangan will be checking it tomorrow when he comes to hopefully, remove the lavage from Magic’s eye. Almost three years ago, Dr. Mangan performed surgery on Cookie at UF when she had cancer.  He did a great job.  He had to remove much of her lower left…