Hello, everybody! It's me. Wendell J. Horse. (Did I ever tell you that J. stands for "just big"?) I know this isn't my best side, for a picture, but I wanted to show you my lunch. This picture was taken a few weeks ago, so my lovely grass is a bit browner. I like my pasture and I like to graze.
I wanted to write to you today because my blogging horse friends, Ebony and Sally had their lunch burned in the wildfires out West. The Montana fires burned the ranch they live on and everything around it. They were both burned, along with Tomez, the cat. The vet says they will make it through. Wendell is so sad for them. Patrice cries each time she reads a post about what happened. She really likes Ebony and Sally's owner, Feral Woman. Patrice is sad that they had to go through this. She's sad for everyone affected by this. Patrice truly cares for her blogging friends. Me, too. Uh- I think Patrice wants to talk to you right now.
Thanks, Wen. We have built a blogging community where we can easily be connected to so many wonderful people. A ranch in Montana is very far from our East Coast home, but as close as the push of a button. Each time I get on a blog, I hope and expect my blogging friends to be okay. I enjoy seeing what is going on with each of them. I was so saddened when I learned what our friend, Feral Woman is going through. I have never been through something like this. My heart goes out to her. I know some of you have farm animals, and like me, you probably cannot conceive of the suffering and fear. Then there are practical things that have to be dealt with in any catastrophic event. The pastures are burned out there. YOU CAN'T JUST BUY FOOD FOR YOUR HORSE AT THE GROCERY STORE OR TAKE THEM TO THE LOCAL BURGER JOINT.
These people need hay- and VERY QUICKLY. I am joining with Nancy at A Rural Journal by posting this widget for donations so that hay can be purchased. I sincerely hope you will consider helping. If you cannot help out financially, please pray for everyone out there who has been affected or is currently threatened by this. You can also help by putting this widget on your blog so we can get the word out. Thank you.
Patrice and Wendell