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Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary February 18, 2019 Newsletter

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Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary February 18, 2019 Newsletter

Hi! This will be short because I fell & hit my head, tweaked my neck 2 days ago & now it is snowing here.

Feb. 18 snow

We lost Warrior last month. One day, he just could not walk anymore, despite medication & supplements. He truly lived up to his name & is sorely missed.

Warrior

In Memory of Warrior

Our nutty roadrunner comes daily for a meal and brought a friend yesterday.

 

We had some grading done right before we got an inch & a half of rain the other day. We filled in the big hole Bayron had dug while playing, buried some old moldy hay debris and made a trench to run water away from the hay shed.

We are going to be feeding pure hay pellets instead of hay, as the local hay tends to be very dusty and is not good for the animals’ lungs or mine. We had a lab analysis and both the Bermuda and alfalfa pellets tested very well, with low NSC/ESC (simple sugars). This is important to avoid issues with insulin resistance and laminitis.We just got 9 tons delivered. The price is slightly higher than bales, but there will be zero waste & it is easier for the tooth challenged old horses to eat & digest. This load cost $3500 and will hopefully last about 2 & 1/2 months. Your donations are appreciated!

1500# bags of hay pellets

Poco prefers pellets to hay and sings for his.

The old horses feel frisky despite their ages. Here are Penny (29), Dakota (28) and Red (25) taking a little canter.

Rambeau is always amusing.

Buddy just loves his daily scooter trips

Well, still snowing, work to do.
Thank you for your support!

Love,
Cathy & the Gang

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Comments

  1. Judy Torgerson says:

    As usual a lovely newsletter Cathy – still feel bad about Warrior – such a beautiful boy.

    Judy

  2. jackie carroll says:

    I hope you are feeling better, will message you sometime about Spirit. Now the two Warriors can sit and commiserate with each other. Love you

  3. Cathy Ritlaw says:

    Thank you, Judy & Jackie. Miss him a lot. I am so sorry about Spirit.

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