Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wendell says, "Let's help a friend!"


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.

                                                                                         Most sincerely,
                                                                                        Patrice and Wendell

13 comments:

  1. thank you, thank you, thank you, patrice and wendell!!! i do hope we can raise funds to help feral and her neighbors through this awful time!

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    1. There are lots of people who love FW. She's a great lady.

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  2. Patrice, did they lose their house as well, or just the feed for their animals? Did any of her animals or livestock die in the blaze? The gut wrencher for me was reading that the cows were screaming. Oh, the horror of it. As I type this, a song on the player is "you make all things work together for my good". I only pray Feral Woman knows this. You are doing a great thing to help out.

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    1. I don't know why I cannot get an e-mail to you, but I will answer you here hoping you return. I have not heard that her house was burned. I do not know. She made a comment that her vet stopped by her house after the fire hit. I hope it is okay. The cattle died in the blaze, as did wildlife. My gut wrenched with some of this as well. This is only one person in a whole region that is experiencing fires that sparked from lightening. So sad.

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  3. Thanks for the answers. I appreciate it. I do hope all goes well for her.

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    1. I just got confirmation that her house is okay since they wet it down beforehand. A blessing-

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  4. Oh, how sad. I saw several posts on FB where they were evacuating horses. Often the animals are forgotten about. So glad your "friend" didn't lose her home!

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  5. It truly is a sad thing- all those fires out there. I'm so sorry about her farm, especially for the animals. Very nice of you to put this donation up for them. Go ahead and enter the giveaway---it will be a hoot if you win! LOL

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  6. Thank you sweet friend for joining in this cause -- it breaks my heart to think of the people and innocent animals displaced, or worse, during the fires. I'll be sending our first check for whatever we've collected so far via the widget to the MT Red Cross this coming week. xoxo

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  7. Feral Woman's situation has been haunting me. I put the widget on my sidebar - it didn't fit very well - but I'll try again and will post about it tomorrow, too.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. I got prayers in the works right now and tomorrow thru church . Thanks for keeping us updated fire is the worst for every single creature.

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  9. nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more...blessings

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  10. So glad you did this. I went ahead and contributed--it felt good to help those who needed it! I love the blogging community for such moments as these.

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