Tuesday, 21 April 2009
The ponies boxed with no trouble at all , travelled well and are now esconced in their new temporary home.Next week 2 more horses will be going out to summer fields, probably Callie and Freddie - so many of ours are unable to leave here due to the need for constant veterinary treatment, being laminitic or they are too old to suffer (what can be an ordeal to some) of being boxed and getting used to a new environemnt
I was thrilled to receive photos of Fluff in his new home,its great to see him looking so at ease and comfortable, already he appears brighter and happier.Very heartwarming to see.
Pictured also is Linda the lady who travelled from Gloucester to give Robbie collie a home.She had brought treats with her and very quickly the cats realised there was a feast being handed out and gathered around her.I think the cats wanted to go with her too.felix actually jumped in her car and we had to quickly retrieve him. I heard from her today to say that Robbie had travelled very well and had made himself at home, been for lots of walks and already had a grooming session. For an ex working dog to be treated like this is wonderful to hear and like the other farm dogs who go to pet homes he is a very lucky boy indeed.
A 10 years old Jack Russell has been taken to the vet to be destroyed, I have just been to collect him to take him to a foster home.How could anyone take a little dog this age(or any age) to be killed.It is beyond me that they do not even try to find another home, nobody has rung here to ask us to take him.He seems a nice friendly dog who deserves a life in a loving home and someone somewhere will take him on, I am sure of that.
I think I heard a cuckoo this morning, I hope it was, it would be sad to think they would never return here due to lack of food.At one time people were always advised not to feed birds through the summer months because there was so much natural food about.Sadly that is no longer the case and it is so important we feed the wild birds all year round.If there is little in the way of natural food for them it is up to us to try and provide what we can to help them feed their young.The numbers of so many species are declining, it is important also not just to put out seed for the grain eating birds but insects, fruit and nuts too.My niece Talitha said that until she put out fruit she only saw a small variety of birds and now she sees dozens of different ones including blackcaps, longtailed tits and Jays.
Oh I got the date wrong for the Open Day it is not the 25th which is a saturday but the Sunday 26th July.It doesnt seem that far off so I must start the ball rolling and enlist some help for the day.