Thursday, May 27, 2010


Urgent Notice: New disease discovered & transmitted via Horse hair called “Amobacter Equuii..."
"The majority of the infected are generally female, although occasionally a male will become infected. Please put this on your status if you know, or are related to someone who suffers from this disease. Symptoms include, but are not limited to; Reluctance to cook, clean or do housework; Reluctance to wear make-up, good clothes or high heels; Reluctance to spend money on home or car repairs until after "my baby has new shoes, pad, blanket, tack, grain, hay & supplements.

Amobacter Equuii usually results in long hours away from home and exhaustion which may lead to a loss of physical contact with other humans (especially husbands.)
Amobacter Equuii is thought to be addictive, resulting in the compulsive need to be around even more Horse hair - the very thing that has infected you. This compulsion may lead to a "herd mentality" or, like the potato chip commercial, "you can't have just one".
Beware! If you come in contact with a female human infected by this substance, be prepared to talk about horses for hours.

The above was posted on Facebook by one of our friends and we thought you may all enjoy reading it as we did.

Tawnee is still laid up in bed taking the week off from her kicking accident last Sunday. She hasn't been drug into the hospital yet, each day she can put some more weight on her leg, and she hopes to be back at full steam ahead on Sunday. She has been replying to phone messages, sorting emails, and generally doing everything she can, but so far no outdoor activity.

This morning the horses were more than happy to see signs of activity at the new facility. That meant that breakfast was on the way!
Jason and Alex got to work cutting the extra long railroad ties in half to make two fence posts out of one. They are very hard to cut through, but one by one they were getting done.

Jason kept eyeing the sky with suspicion, wondering if and when the rain might start falling.

This may look bad, but unbelievably enough, 4 major pieces of equipment have broken down at the rescue this week. First the motor burned out on the borrowed airless paint machine for painting the office. Then the tractor backhoe chain broke. Today the riding lawn mower blade busted and the generator pull rope broke. Talk about a bad week for the equipment! It sure is odd how things go in waves.

The owner of the tractor, Dean, came by today to see if we could get a plan of attack for fixing the tractor and getting the job done. It is an older backhoe so parts are not quite as easy as they could be to find.

The rain started absolutely dumping, so Jason and Alex headed to Chico to hopefully buy the needed parts. Unfortunately, the store that said they had them, did not, so they were unable to get the needed parts. Hopefully someone can find them soon!

Thank you all so much for your very inspiring logos! Below are some of the great logos that have been submitted. Please enjoy the wide variety, we sure did!

We have put the logos in a poll and you can vote for your favorite! Note: the poll is to let our board of directors know which logos rank highest, not to pick the final logo. To vote, click here.

We now have 1,200 fans on Facebook! That is a great milestone to reach today. If you are not one of our friends on Facebook, please do so! Facebook is where we post when we are streaming live video, breaking news, rescues are happening, lots of fun up-to-the-minute stuff!

Many thanks to Carla G., Joyce D., Bonnie W. (inspired by officer Kramer!) for their very generous donations today. We couldn't do it without your help!

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