One of our two rescue kitties (black Purcilla) manx mix died two weeks ago of kidney failure she was only eight years old. We adopted two feral kitties from PAWS in 2008.
Our Anatolian puppy sat down next to her barked once to alert me something was wrong. She went into shock and then the vet had to put her to sleep. This all happened so fast. Rest in peace sweet Purcilla you had the best life we could give you.
This kitty could not go to the vet ever. She was a feral rescue and refused to be touched or held.
Lessons learned from rescuing feral kitties?
These cats will not adapt to humans in a way to enjoy being held and loved.
They will show you they appreciate your home and love.
Feral kitties will learn house rules and are smart.
Not all feral kitties should live outside. Our kitties lived indoors 100% of the time and were happy.
A feral cat is a cat who has either never had any contact with humans or her contact with humans has diminished over time. She is fearful of people and survives on her own outdoors. A feral cat is not likely to ever become a lap cat or enjoy living indoors.
Rest in Peace Sweet Purcilla! Purcilla died three weeks ago it has taken me this long to talk about it on my blog. She was a feral rescue meaning she never really liked people. She loved us we know for sure, she loved our dogs too. Our kitties were indoor only kitties.
Here is her sister Jasmine. She is doing good but misses her sister. She sleeps with our dogs. Did you know cats can have different dads?
I have learned cats act like donkeys. Cat’s are stoic just like the donkey and will not show sickness or pain until it is too late. Purcilla was playing the night before with her toys. Rest in peace sweet Purcilla.
GOD Bless You And Your Family Two And Four-Legged!
Hubby and I have been working on our farm since August of 2013. Another year has quickly disappeared, so many great and sad things have come and gone. We are most grateful to GOD for keeping us healthy; emotionally, physically and mentally. We are fifty-five now and this is one of our final bucket list destinations. Living our life simpler with less stress. 2016 we will celebrate our twenty-third year as a couple. Wow!
Hay cut and donated to starving horses as we will grow low sugar/protein hay (sell).
Enjoyed the Olympic Mountains over and over again.
Fences completed, stained.
I created an amazing food garden out of hanging baskets. After the house is completed I will have raised beds.
Living in the 5th wheel has been a challenge in the winter seasons but extremely easy in the spring, summer and fall as we have full sun on our farm, Sequim, WA.
Less rain has helped my body, arthritis and pain will be with me the rest of my life from the Semi-truck accident. Screws in my pelvis cause severe pain and arthritis.
Jewel our twelve year old middle dog had a very dangerous tumor (cancer) on her hip and tummy. Surgery was successful and she is healing she is one strong dog. Thank you Jesus!
We have a new puppy!
I created my own hand-made Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC Rope Halter/matching lead line with a brass snap and leather end. Sales are outstanding!!!! Thank you for supporting my small business.
Our dog Sampson died right before Thanksgiving as he had cancer.
Naturally we did the best thing;
We had our vet send him to heaven no more pain, I cried for three weeks and still call the new puppy his name. I will always love you Sampson! Sampson was our rescue Great Pyrenees/Akita. We had no idea he was sick until one week before he let us know with extreme screaming pain.
I thought I had a publisher for my donkey educational book, turned out to be a scam. Still praying for a publisher.
My hubby Scott and I are grateful to GOD to give us this farm, let us own the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC and keep our marriage strong in the middle of some serious test and trials. We are best friends. If you get the opportunity to marry, marry your best friend. Love and friendship must go hand-and-hand as marriage is hard work.
Living in a small space is not easy but it can be done. We are a testimonial to this.
Rocket Man mini age 21 where is my dinner hurry!
Oboe in the wind
Lead Mare taking over in the wind
NEVER GIVE UP!!!!
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
We think of our animals like family, how do you think of your animals?
They have given us so much more than we have given them as they age we cherish every day a bit more. Life is fragile and precious and we must never forget how blessed we are. I hope you will leave a comment and share some of your favorite animal photo’s it’s really fun to share.
Plan ahead to keep pets safe; owning pets is a huge responsibility and for those of us who have equine (donkeys, horses and mules) living in rural areas we must be extra careful. The equine is a flight or fight animal when terrified of death. Meaning; they can get scared when the fireworks start, and the smell is in the air. Some horses have been known to run into fences. Locking them in their stalls is the safest when neighbors are shooting off fireworks I turn the radio up and give lot’s of hay and fresh water.
Dogs and cats can get so scared of fireworks they can run off and not be able to find their way home best to keep them locked in the house too. Our doggies get very stressed, turning the radio up helps, some people tranquillize their dogs until the fireworks are over. I say do whatever you have to do to keep your pets safe as they don’t understand fireworks. Please remember animals do not understand fireworks “they are truly scared and think they will die.” It’s our job as the smart human to protect them and take care of them.
What do you do to keep your pet(s) safe during the fireworks? Please leave a comment to help others.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!