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December 19 th

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Pepsi Refresh Contest/ fence for the burros

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We are thrilled to be running in 5th place in the $10,000 Pepsi Refresh ideas. They pay out to 15th place, so we are trying hard to stay in the running. Thank you to everyone who is voting, which you can do daily.

http://www.refresheverything.com/journeys-end-ranch-jeras

$10,000 would allow us to build a few shelters, fence in another 6-10 acres and put up a much-needed hay storage shed. We could then take in additional abused & abandoned horses & burros, and foster at risk equines until homes could be found for them. Please vote daily and you can also text in an additional vote. Thank you.

I have spent the past few days driving T posts and putting in step-in posts to fence in the new burro area. Tomorrow, I will do insulators and run the electric fence wire. This additional 700 feet of fence will add 2 acres to the burro enclosure.

With all the rain we have had, the 3 burros have spent a lot of time in the shelter I built for them. That makes me feel good to see my efforts are appreciated.

The 2 abused jennies should be coming from New Mexico soon. They apparently had been used for roping practice. One or both are pregnant. The rescue which asked us to give them a home said they once saw a poor jenny give birth right after being roped in the roping arena. How people can do this cruel sport and consider themselves “men” is beyond me. They are nothing but heartless, immature boys in my opinion.

abused burros

Susan Monty is working on a portrait of Rene’. She uses our mustangs as models to bring awareness to the plight of wild horses.

Another portrait of Rene' by Susan Monty, not quite finished

 

 

 

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October 11 th

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JERAS Diary Oct. 10/11

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After running around to get everything ready for the vet, I discovered he was coming NEXT Tuesday. LOL. That actually will be better, as I can bathe Maggie before then. She is healing quickly, but looks a mess. I still must wear my respirator around Tara.
I bathed Tara in an animal shampoo that claims to contain no synthetic fragrance a week ago. I became very ill. After bathing her 3 more times in safe shampoo, I still cannot let her in the house. Even outdoors, I get a headache and lung reaction from her. She has had to stay outdoors and I had to install a dog door in our shed with a bed and heat lamp for her. She is very distraught and refuses to eat, so I must force feed her. I spoke to the actual maker of the fragrance that goes into the shampoo, and it is partly synthetic, explaining why I am ill and reacting. An attorney told me this constitutes consumer fraud and to contact the Az. Attorney General’s office. He also said it may constitute a class action case.
This, however, does nothing to solve the problem of me reacting to Tara, who is unhappy and refusing to eat. I am furious because I expect integrity from others, not blatant lies on a company’s website.

Tomorrow, I will give her another bath. All this has taken time away from other things I should be attending to.

Patty dug under the new divider fence and I had to spend an hour installing a hot wire along the bottom of it to deter her.
She always proving why she was constantly escaping and being impounded before coming to JERAS. She has no desire to run away from here, but she wants to be able to follow me everywhere, even if it is only the adjacent yard.

I want to rum down and soak and trim Flash now before the sun goes down and it is time for evening feeding. Shorter days mean less time for outside chores.  Adios!

 

Maggie

Liza & Shyla

 

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October 9 th

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JERAS Daily Diary Oct.8

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This AM, after chores, I walked a mile with the dogs in the dog yard. I then set out to cross fence the yard to separate the dogs and discovered the hardware store had sent 5 foot posts and 6 foot fence, when I ordered 6 foot posts and 4 foot fence. I called and told the manager I had 2 dogs I had to separate from the old dogs to keep them safe and he ran out from town to trade materials, bringing me the right stuff. I drove 5 T posts, which set off my left elbow that has been painful for months (Lyme). I then ran 50 feet of fence and hammered in ground stakes to hold the bottom securely.

I ate a rice cake for lunch at 3 PM and fed all the dogs. Shyla and Liza were getting used to the idea of having their own yard. I then went to change Maggie’s bandage and was horrified to find purple bruising from her armpits to her groin. She really had been pummeled. The wounds looked better, though, and there was very little blood and serum on the bandage pad. I re-bandaged her, this time covering her entire barrel with padding and a light pressure wrap. Amazingly, she was trying to play with Carson tonight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha9wGg9117Y

I did all the evening chores, took some video of Maggie, uploaded video and a few pics and it is now almost 9PM and I have not gotten to several hundred emails and Facebook notifications.

Two different people are coming to look at the parcel for sale tomorrow, so maybe our week from hell is going to go away….except….. I just got a new bottle of Show Sheen, which I use to detangle manes & tails, and also as a “safe” lubricant for hinges, padlocks and even coating gun barrels. It is pure liquid silicone. Well, I opened it last evening and, lo and behold, the “new” Show Sheen now has coat conditioners and FRAGRANCE. Recently, EMT Gel, which I loved for healing wounds, added fragrance, too. So, we have lost 2 essential items here. Synthetic fragrance is toxic. See this article from Animal Wellness magazine:

http://www.jersanctuary.org/natural-and-organic-care/toxic-fragrances/

 

the "bad" girls in their own yard

 

Maggie 3 days after serious injuries

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