Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Rest of the Day

Even dealing with Olympia's issue, there was still work to be done. Here are some photos of some of today's happenings...


It was extremely hot today, around 110 degrees. The Farrier was out working on horses- Six was shod, Maverick was trimmed, Echo Echo was worked on... We had lots of great help today, everyone pitched in with the chores. Kevin Bacon was over visiting, but Pig Newton must have stayed back at Sandy Valley Ranch. Bacon and Oscar Meyer had some disagreement about who should be wallowing in the Pig Mud...

Salsa greets Kevin Bacon...
Empire gets a nice cool bath after his workout...
Sunday investigates the water bucket...
And Tanis and Cochise have some playtime in the turnout.

4 comments:

the 4 D's said...

Cant wait to see Rookie , Numerous ,my little buddy Salsa and all their friends.

KellyByrd1 said...

Jill-
What an impossible situation you were in with Olympia. That was a keen move on your part- forcing animal control to do the right thing by the horse. You made sure that she was going to get to a vet for immediate care, as she was in extreme pain. And you held your ground and made sure that the responsible party paid for it. An abandoned horse is Animal Control's responsibility, not Shiloh's. Unless, ofcourse, they'd like to transfer all their state and governmental support to Shiloh... perhaps things would be different then? However, don't see that happening... I wish, I wish, I wish that the horses could talk- I wish Olympia, America, Moses, Godspeed, etc. could tell us of their plights, and the paths that led them to be abandoned. Stay tough, Jill and Sally- we know that you do ALL you can, each and every day. There are a million different things you could be doing with your time and money, and yet you have a passion for your mission of saving horses. Unfortunately, no one person or organization can save each and every animal. More people have to do their parts. Perhaps those who feel Shiloh should take in each and every animal can open their hearts and pockets (and they would have to be very, very deep pockets) to help? OK- with that comment it's officially my day to be completely outspoken. I feel the desire to write PSA's...

Amber said...

Thank You Jill and Sally for all you do. Without your efforts we would have never met Angus, who my daughter thinks is the best horse in the world. You have to make hard decisions every day, and it always benefits the horses. Keep up the good work!!

***By the way, word of a Girl scout visit to Shiloh has gotten out to the other leaders and the girls are foaming at the mouth!!! Your going to be invaded in October!!:)

the 4 D's said...

AMEN!!! Kelly
Deonna