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Journey’s End Ranch November 18, 2018 Newsletter

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Journey’s End Ranch November 18, 2018 Newsletter

This probably won’t be much of a newsletter as I am too saddened by the fire in Paradise, Ca. I lived 20 miles south of that beautiful town from 1978-93 and have many memories of days spent up there. As of now, >70 are confirmed dead and > 1200 missing people and many animals dead, injured and missing. There are groups on Facebook sharing info & I am spending a lot of time doing that. It is gut-wrenching.

On a brighter note, I decided to borrow on my home equity to get  an electric scooter so I can take Buddy for a decent walk and not be limping along behind him. I got a great deal on this from Gold Medical, $800 less than most sellers. Buddy caught right on. This morning, I took him on foot & he kept looking back at me as if to say, “can’t you go any faster?”

Electric scooter


I was also able to wean Buddy off Elavil after starting just 2-3 drops a day of Medterra CBD oil. He is calmer, happier and less anxiety. Much thanks to our friends who recommended it last month!

Buddy relaxing afer an outing

I had a handle break off a pot with hot water I was carrying and ended up with second degree burns on my left foot. Never a dull moment…

We found out that Apple does not support the video camera we have, thus the on & off ability to use I-Movie. It worked for a few months but then got worse and finally quit. We have been able to take short clips with the Canon camera we use for still pics.

Poco was happy to be able to share his songs again.

The colder weather has all the wild birds very hungry.

The horses are more active, too. This is 3 of the seniors, aged 19-24.

..and more play time

Warrior is now our most senior horse, and will be turning 30. He is a formerly wild mustang, seized by the authorities for abuse in 2012 and then ended up at a municipal shelter & was about to be euthanized. He has a bad knee, narcolepsy and has survived 3 strokes. He still lives up to his name.


We got 256 bales of Bermuda hay which will last > 3 months.

Nov. 3 hay delivery

Many thanks to our donors and to all our Facebook friends who did Birthday Fundraisers for us! Thank you to our wonderful benefactor who matched donations, too!

You can check out our affiliates page for Holiday gifts which sales benefit us, too.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Love, Cathy & The Gang

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  1. jackie carroll says:

    Take care and be safe. Thank you for the pictures of Warrior the wonder horse. Love you

  2. Catherine h Ritlaw says:

    Thank you, Jackie! Love Warrior, he’s a trooper.

  3. Judy T Torgerson says:

    Another very lovely newsletter Cathy – loved seeing Buddy looking bavck at you! And of course my little delightful Poco, and handsome Warrior!

  4. Catherine h Ritlaw says:

    Thank you, Judy!

  5. Lynne Ritzler says:

    I think you are a Warrior also Cathy… Lynne

  6. Catherine h Ritlaw says:

    Thank you, Lynne! Happy Thanksgiving!

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