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Turkeys are gentle, inquisitive, friendly and loyal and while US President Barack Obama has just pardoned ‘Cobbler’ and ‘Gobbler’ at the traditional Presidential turkey pardoning ceremony, millions upon millions of other turkeys won’t be quite so lucky. Just yesterday I was reminded of how precious these much maligned animals are as our five wonderful gals and guy came wandering over for a cuddle. Burying herself under my arm was Margaret Thatcher as Paul Keating, John Howard, Gordon Brown and John Major all welcomed a pat and a gentle word. Continue reading
If I had a dollar for every time I have heard those words uttered… Well, let me tell you, I would be up there amongst the Oprah Winfreys and the Gina Rineharts of this world and my bank manager would, no doubt, suddenly declare himself to be my new best friend for life. But sadly, hearing the lives of chickens discounted as not even worthy of a second thought has not made me a financial powerhouse. All I have to show for these moments are yet another teardrop and yet another painful memory. ‘It’s only a chicken,’ makes my stomach turn and it makes my heart ache in a way I cannot even describe. And it is this exact statement in action that most recently threatened to break my heart clean in two… Continue reading
Someone told Ruby she was a ‘working dog’
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Behind Humphrey’s sad sunken old eyes lies a gentle goat, perhaps even a friendly goat if given half the chance. Yet with shaggy overgrown angora fleece and hooves so long, they curled back like elves’ slippers, he told a tale of a life forgotten. His buddy Doris, a much younger female goat, showed no inkling of trust and her deft turn speed when in retreat said none was to be forthcoming soon. Both Humphrey and Doris, along with their sheepy friend Loppy, were once ‘owned’ by a lady whose heart was bigger than her means. Moved from rental property to rental property, the hapless trio had no place to call home. With a future that looked bleak, their eventual surrender to Edgar’s Mission meant that a life on the move was to become a thing of the past.
With Humphrey’s fleece shorn, his pitiful condition brought tears to our eyes as his lice ridden and emaciated body caused us to fear the worst. Were we too late to save him? In conditions such as his, organ shut down is never too far away. Lice treatment administered, drenching complete, a lovely warm jacket donned and a delicious and nutritious diet commenced, it was now up to Humphrey. And while Humphrey was ribby and thin, Doris was portly and rotund, beyond what a grass fed goat should be. A veterinary examination later and it was revealed that Doris had been keeping company with more than just Humphrey. We now race against time to prove ourselves worthy of Doris’s trust before we hear the pitter patter of tiny kid hooves and their demanding bleats for attention. How incredibly lucky they will be to be born at a sanctuary. Continue reading