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November 17 th

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Warrior Arrives & A Surprise from Carson

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Warrior Arrives & A Surprise from Carson

On Wednesday,  Christine Griffin and her husband, Larry, brought Warrior, the 23 year old rescued mustang, to us. They were on their way to their property in Eastern Az. They had been keeping him since he was rescued from the San Bernardino Animal Shelter where he was facing being put down. Animal Control had taken him away from an abusive owner. JERAS received an email about him a month ago and we tried hard to find him a home through networking. No one wanted an old, arthritic horse. We could not see him being put down after all he has been through and offered him a home. While at Christine’s, he had his teeth done, which was badly needed. She is a Certified Equine Dental Tech and does great work. A Facebook friend suggested the name “Warrior”, as he is a real survivor. Since he arrived here, I have trimmed his hooves, which have some real pathology, but will improve over time with frequent, correct trimming. He is getting all the fine bermuda hay he can eat and soaked hay pellets and soaked alfalfa cubes, plus vitamins, minerals, joint supplements and PowerStance. All the horses & burros love the donated PowerStance.

Warrior is very wary of people, but once he is haltered, is very well behaved. He has arthritis, lumps & bumps, is underweight and even has a torn nostril. We will never know what abuse and neglect he endured, but he is safe now. I did some TTouch with him today and he closed his eyes & started sighing…I plan to put him with the old Arabs (Big Rusty and Penny) and to bring Rene’ over so that Warrior will have a mustang mare as a companion. Rene’ is a bit of an outcast with the other mustangs, so this plan should work well.

Warrior

Last Sunday, Carson went into what appeared to be an Addison’s crisis. He hates strangers and taking him to the vet is not possible, so we deal with Carson’s health needs at home. I gave him increased prednisolone and he began to bounce back, but then a big lump came up on his throat. I spoke to our vet and the possibilities seemed to be a tumor or enflamed lymph node. I feared it was a cancer, and decided to put him on LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone), which is an immune modulating therapy, safe & cheap. LDN treats many cancers and autoimmune diseases. I had considered trying it in the past, as Carson has 3 autoimmune diseases, but was afraid to tamper with his immune system. After one dose, he seemed happier & perkier. A few days passed, and then this morning, I awoke to a pleasant, albeit messy surprise. Apparently he had a lymph node abscess, and it broke open over night. What a relief! Carson is very lovable towards me, as long as I am not trying to treat him. If he feels threatened, he will bite. So, I tied him to the fence, ran the hose from the shower head & out the bathroom window to Carson so I could warm water hose his neck and flush the hole as best I could. Then I sprayed it with Vetericyn and started him on Keflex. Tonight, there is no more drainage and he feels very well and we are most thankful that he appears to have more time left on this earth with us. His ornery attitude also saves us a lot on vet bills we don’t have to deal with!

Carson

Carson and his adoring fans

We have not yet gotten the grant we won, and we have a few regular donors who have been unable to help us for a few months, so any help is very greatly appreciated. Warrior’s feed alone will be costing at least $150 a month as long as he is eating pelleted hay and requiring extra food to gain weight. Besides donations, you can help us by buying goods & services through our affiliates. Please see our webpage for everything from wine, to music lessons, T shirts, magazines, supplements and animal supplies.

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September 25 th

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JERAS Daily Diary Sept. 25/ coyote & rattler

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I am getting hammered by Lyme die-off from taking the microlactin (immune modulating supplement) but my heart pain is gone and I am not turning yellow, so I will persist. If I don’t do something to control the Lyme, I get more and more fatigue and then brain fog. Losing my mind is not an option around here, so I will put up with the flu symptoms, pain and neuropathy.

Today, I did all the AM chores- meds to 10 dogs, fed the horses, burros, sheep and pig, picked up dog doo…by the way, “poop patrol” is more challenging  now that I have an additional 1/4 acre to keep clean. In the sagebrush out there, it’s a real search effort. I fed the dogs and gave them rawhide. Carson feels better, but is still a bit weak since going through 2 adrenal crises in the past week. I upped his Florinef to 5 a day. That one med alone now costs $60 a month at this dosage. He is worth every cent if it keeps him alive.

I let Bear out loose (he stays within 400 feet of the house) so I could let Carson out into the new yard for about 10 minutes. Took some video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f5eo4iulJw

I put the latch on the new gate and drove some fiberglass fence posts into the ground  to anchor down every other Fast Fence “push in” post. They only go in 6 inches and the sandy soil here does not hold really well, so I drove the extra posts in 2 feet and tied the 2 posts together.

I went down to check the horses and, much to my surprise, found a pretty big rattler under the hose bib at the shed…. OK, my first pet was a snake (at age 3). I love snakes…for the first 7 years here,  I carefully captured and moved ( to about 5 mies away) about 35 rattlers. Then, I found out that rattlers do not survive if taken out of home territory. Well, if it was just me and them, I would leave them be. However, we have had a horse, burro and 2 dogs bitten.

Patty 2 hours after Mohave rattler bite

Jovita almost died. The vet was out twice at a cost of $400. She then developed severe secondary inflammatory disease and was ill > 2 years. We tried everything, even homeopathy with a world-renowned vet. Finally, I tried Jernigan Neuro Antitox, which I use to detox Lyme toxins myself. It cured all her symptoms except for the head tilt.

Now, the conundrum…..do I follow my moral compass of live & let live, or do I kill an innocent creature to protect our animals..and possibly myself?  Remember, I am very immunocompromised and cannot be hospitalized due to severe MCS. I must treat my own injuries, even stapling my own arm up last year when Carson gave me a 2 inch gash.

I had to make the hard decision last year to protect these animals. I cannot ask the public to help support them and then allow them to be at risk when the risk can be somewhat avoided.  I do believe in Karma, and I am probably going to be reborn into many more lifetimes of illness for my crimes, but kill the snake I did.

I removed the head and put the rest of the snake where the coyotes would find it. They will eat rattlers. I tried to take a nap after lunch, but the dogs kept barking….they saw the coyote who was down there for hours stalking the dead snake. I finally went down and cut it up, so hopefully he will not be so scared of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW2CQye413k

No nap, Karma already hitting ….

We received $30 today from the sale of LaCroix shirts- greatly appreciated.

http://www.lacroixtees.com/animal-rescue/JourneysEndRanchAnimalSanctuary/

This has been a slow month for donations and we have had to spend a lot more than has come in. We did get $60 from sales of Darcy’s calendars yesterday- very much appreciated.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/dgrizzle/calendars/7785615-wild-mustangs-of-las-vegas

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It’s 4:30, dogs have been fed and are sleeping. Maybe I will get a 30 minute nap before attacking paperwork and getting back online. Then, evening feeding and chores….

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September 24 th

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JERAS Daily Diary Sept. 24

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Carson pulled through another adrenal crisis last night and I increased his daily meds more. After the usual morning chores or caring for 21 animals, I let all the dogs except Carson and Patty out into the new yard, and took some video. I am in day 3 of a migraine and in worrying about Carson, I forgot my own adrenal meds this AM. I remembered them mid morning and they helped me a lot. I went through some emails and spent a little time on Facebook responding to messages, sharing petitions and commenting on a few threads- all involving animal rescue and animal issues. I sent a thank you to one of our monthly supporters whose donation came in today. I always include the latest news from JERAS. I started laundry and then went to soak some horses hooves. I took more video, imported it into the computer and uploaded it to Youtube.  By the time I soaked hooves, trimmed Flash’s back feet a little and changed all the water troughs, it was late morning, so I went ahead and fed the horses, burros, sheep and pig their lunch. Wilbur also got his mud bath and I hosed off the horses.

I hung my clothes on the line and asked Patty to please not eat them. I still have to fix the door she tore apart yesterday.

It is 12:30, I still have to cook and eat lunch and shower. Still have hundreds of emails to go through and more video to upload. My paperwork is poling up, as usual…I hope I can get to some of it later. Still have the dogs to feed and medicate later, other animals to feed tonight, some supplies to unpack. I still need to fix the door Patty tore up and add a latch to the gate I installed yesterday. By the time I get off the computer tonight, it will be about 11.  I am worried about Carson. Addison’s disease dogs are not supposed to get stressed. He is a highly anxious dog and there is no way I can change him. We even tried psyche meds and he got worse. So, I do my best and pray he has more time.

Dog video from today and yesterday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HVjSotcJ6o

Horses today- video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8w58z0qFws

 

Missy

 

Raindance

 

"Fast Fence" electric mesh

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