Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday's Happenings, Lucero, and our Newest Arrival!

OUR NEW ARRIVAL! What is it?

The guys help unload her from the back of a truck...

It's another Pot Bellied Pig! She is a young female, under one year of age. We are currently thinking of a good name for her.

She was donated by her family in Pahrump who, sadly for them, just could not keep her any longer. They were so happy that she would have other pigs to hang out with. She will remain in a barn stall for a few days before we introduce her to Sonny and Cher.

There was not any snow at the ranch today, but everything was wet and muddy- and cold!

The pass...


It's a beautiful drive...



In Assited Living, Navajo wanted to make sure he did not miss his Equine Senior!



The Blind Girls in the VC Pen (Visually Challenged)- Idaho, Keller, and GG.



Marilyn out in Big Vacation Village.

Charity in BVV. She is doing well...



Spur finds a nice spot to nap in the back of the Gator...



Poker, one of the horses we rescued from the Pahrump Animal Control auction a few months ago, was moved from Area 51 into Little Vacation Village today. With his advanced age, he needs the extra feed to keep his weight up. He fit right in and was happy with his new herd mates.
We got a blanket on Fred, the big mule. Now he will stay toasty warm as he roams the ranch. Go Fred!

NOW FOR SOME LUCERO ADVENTURES! ENJOY!

Well, we finally found a blanket that fits her, it's Spur the ranch dog's but it works perfectly!


Looking cute! It even has litle butterfly patches on it...
LUCERO VIDEOS!
Today she was 4 days old and full of it! This little girl LOVES to run! Watch how she runs in and out of her stall, making her mother, Amiga, crazy!




Time to go into the turn out. The large turnout/arenas were slippery with mud, so she had to go into a round pen. Normally, we turn horses out in the large turn outs so they can stretch their legs properly- Round pens are good for training and working a horse, but, due to their smaller size, not too good for turn out. Lucero is so full of spirit- she loves to play! Her mother, Amiga, is doing much better now that she has given birth, she is much more comfortable on her sore feet. Amiga is a wonderful mother and keeps a very close eye on Lucero.



3 comments:

Amy Jo said...

how wonderful, fabulous, lovely. it so nice to see a mare and foal in a safe and love filled environment. i am so filled with happiness watching this video. the "what ifs" that could have been for this pair, i shudder. shiloh, jill, sally, tony, all the staff really are amazing. thank you for all you do, for the blog, for the compassion, the best that humans can be.

Mikey said...

Awww, all the way around! Lucero is gorgeous, the new pig is adorable, and I'm so glad to see Keller out there, happily munching away in her blanket. So wonderful! You are all so amazing!!

Amber said...

Lucero looks like she is trying to play tag with her mom. Amiga should lose her baby weight in no time!! LOL