I have lots of plans and if I could I would save the world... Let me just start with saving those I have at the Whispering Rescue Ranch ;) I am going to start a challenge later today... a 30 day gratitude challenge. But now, let me first share a short video with you
Yes, Tommy and I got home last night, but please have patience... we were both exhausted...
I`m trying to cope with Tommy's needs, deal with all the work with all
the other animals, Punkie who just hurt himself, cook for Tommy, shop
for Tommy (pharmacist, fresh bones,...) (while Tony stays with Tommy,
thank you Tony) and quickly trying to construct something so I can move
Tommy around from my bedroom to my office to the door to....
Tommy can t get up yet so we are staying another night in the vetclinic. I went home for a few hours to cook for Tommy and spend time with the other dogs Luckily my neighbour Tony is still there till Sunday to help with the animals at home. OW and we are sleeping in Boomer's Room...yeah
After seeing the picture of this boy on Fb and hearing his cry:" It's now or never", I urged to bring the dog to my vetclinic.
I did not want this boy to be used by some "rescuers" to make the most money possible and not thinking of the dog's health in the first place (yes there are some good rescue groups....but there are bad ones too).
The first look on this boy (long nails, change of hairstructure etc...) Leichmaniose was already suspected. Foam on the urine tells you kidneyfaillure...
Bloodresults confirmed severe Leichmaniosis, severe anemia, CREA & BUN too high... And of course severe underweight (14,7 kg what should be around 33-35).
Choices 4 the owner: Treat him although the treatment could kill him as the dog has no reserves at all or put to sleep sito presto.
The owner had no money...for neither options and left the dog behind in my care to make the right choice and pay the bills of either option.
I talked it over with the vets of the clinic.
I am against prolonging the suffering of any animal that has no chance in getting better or that does not want to live.
And there it gets difficult: this dog, no matter how bad his situation is, was happy with all the attention he was getting, moving his tail and saying thank you.
This dog and I are lucky to have a vet clinic specialized in this dreadful disease called Leichmaniose and I have had quite a few at home...
And yes... this dog presents exactly how Boomer was when I saved him, and Boomer had another 5 lovely years and was very old when he died.
This dog is younger and he asked me to give him a chance...
So I took him home armed with Glucantime injections, docyclat, milbemax (to deworm him),...
Meanwhile I already went shopping for him and got him a big heart and made some spagetti with it.
He met the other Whisperer dogs on my neighbours property and once all was clear went home to the Ranch.
He got all his medication, had a lovely meal, laid in the sun on a bed for hours and got the visitors bathroom to sleep in ( and still be able to get out at night if he had too). Yes for a dog that has been chained up at a tree for a long time, he is getting to know some luxury bit by bit.
I don' t want any bad remarks about his previous owners. We don' t know their story and in the end it does not matter anymore TODAY !
What matters today is that this dog is now safe and getting the help he needs
On this page you will see every day what is going on and how he is doing.
In one week we go back to the clinic for a new bloodtest to see the effect of the medication on his body. If it is worse or if in the meantime Charlie doesn't want to anymore, I will not let him suffer and we will call it "enough".
Remember Mausie...Happy to tell you her Dutch fosterers were so enchanted and Mausie is having such a great time and is happy again... Natasja Hendriks and her family have decided to let her stay...forever. Jahooooooo !!!!
Thank you Natasja and family for taking in Mausie and for all you did for her ! We are all truly grateful rt emoticon
Time flies... Little Mausie a year ago happy at the Whispering Ranch We are all happy though that after the "not so good experience" in Belgium she is now happy again with Natasja Hendriks and her family ! You deserve it Mausie heart emoticon
Hi, this is PLATERO, 7 y/o, not castrated and has always been alone in his paddock near Elche frown emoticon His owner has become very sick and can't take care of him any more. Looking for a new home ! URGENT !
Back home from the clinic again... hopefully it was the last sedation 4 a very loooong time... Puppy Shiva back home too and together with Boomies fluffy friend, making sure I take my rest... After almost 4 weeks sleeping in a chair, I am longing 4 the day when I will be able to lay down again in my own bed.
Sorry...no Holidaycards or whishes from me.... I am just happy to still be here and am grateful for all the help of Tony, Juan and Jose. Without you guys and your help,... this story could have ended badly !! I love you all dearly <3 <3heart emoticonheart emoticon !
Dear Rike, Thank you for the lovely Christmasgift for the Whispering Rescue Ranch animals . The vet is due to come soon and your Christmasgift will help a lot. Thank you so much heart emoticon So not expected but so welcome xxx
>Hi, I wanted to say thank you to all who sent me wishing well and other messages over FB or whatsapp
But as you may know, I still am on call/message 24/7 for the torch in case somebodies horse gets colic or somebody needs my knowledge urgently... So I can't ever close my phone or put it on silence mode.
So please, if it is not an emergency, please let me sleep and recover between 10 pm and 7 am and don't send me messages then.
Last night I got 3 messages between 11.40 pm and 1.10 am... even though meant well, I am broken now from getting up every time to check the phone in the other room (don't want radiation where I sleep) ...when I need all the strength for the complete sedation in the hospital in 2 hours
>Is looking for a "perfect" partner ! 14 y/o 1.62 Palomino Pie
Chikiboy is not a rescue horse. I bought him in France in 2004. Easygoing for most things, respect for his partner, but alfahorse in my herd.
Looking for a "natural" partner who knows about groundwork and bonding and respecting the soul of the horse.
>Get the relationship right on the ground before riding him and you will have a partner who will take you anywhere. If you don't... you won't have his respect and then you don't deserve him.
Cubanito, the leader of the 9 and my confident, is still very missed but still present.
Reflecting on these 6 years, all the pain, hard work, ...would I do it again ? For the horses I would... But I won't as I can't anymore...My body worked 10 times as hard as it should have due to lack of help. And all my money is gone.
But I will always be helping, maybe next door, maybe at the distance and just maybe 1 horse at a time when I would recover one day.
I am one with animals, I can't live without them or without nature. And they never betray you so yes I will always be there for you.
So to the partners of the Whisperer Horses, please send me an updated picture so that every body can see how the horses look like today.
OK friends... I really do need help this time.
I am still in hospital in Alicante... but when I will get out... I will still be unable to do anything much for a long time... Docs said it will take several months before I will be able to function somewhat normal again...and as a human...and not to do anything with horses in future.
It breaks my heart but...the Whisperer horses have to go and find new PARTNERS !! As I will not be able to care for them in future anymore.
My body has given all to them for so many years but my body is meanwhile so damaged...it can't take anything anymore
Can you please help me share the profiles of the remaining horses Chikiboy and Aston please so we can find them their perfect partner
So nice to see the change in Mausie becoming confident again and accepting men. Thank you "anonymous" More on her when I get back from Belgium... Well I have not left yet, but am racing against the clock... Sorry...
Mausie has, after quite a trip, arrived in an emergency foster home where she will stay for some time. She is safe and surrounded by other dogs and wil be getting the attention she needs. She is sleeping now and rescue remedy drops are floating around. We trust to see less fearfull eyes in some time. Be patient...
PS. Nice to see she still has Mousiebear and her blanket she took with her when she left the Whisering Ranch.
FOSTERHOME needed from November 26 till January 3 !!!
Ine Goris has adopted WIGGLE... YEAHHHHHH
But as she is only moving into her new home on January 3 and her landlord does not permit her having a dog in the appartment where she lives till then, we are looking for a fosterhome from November 26 till January 3 in Limburg (Belgium/Netherlands)
On a Sunday at the vets... that is not a good sign... Thank you Jose for stitching Tommy's ear up
Lately I m just too busy with the pupsand all and not spending enough time with the other rescues... frown emoticon I'm sorry Came in to find him with his ear cut ... so quickly torched him to stop the bleeding and then drove to the clinic to have it stiched up. Small chance of healing, but we will try !!!!
My dearest Cubanito.
It's your birthday today...
But you will never get any older...
They took your life away in a brutal unforgivable way but your essence will always be with us here..
Thank you for having joined us again the night you died.
You are at peace now and surrounded by love. If only I could turn the clock back and save you once again... I'm sorry I let you leave the Whispering Ranch...
We (Addi and I made passportpictures this morning but none of the pups wanted to sitt still ...so I picked them up... They were not impressed for their picture to be taken... I think they are not in a hurry to leave... heart emoticon
The other pictures can be seen on our FBpage: https://www.facebook.com/Whispering-Ranch-406457016189378/
I 'll spare you the view of the guestbathroom where the pups slept... O M G ...
Anyways I hardly slept so worried one will fall in the swimmingpool one day so ...no other solution then to take other measures. And yes I do have a wintercover... but can't fix it anymore into the ground as it was all destroyed with the heavy storm of last winter...so it is not safe either just like this... Damn...work work work
For 2027 days I took care of this very special horse...
Cubanito xxi, the horse who whispered to me and my inituition to be saved early december 2009... The boy who trusted me immediately and came to me to stay.
The leader of the rescue horses that I saved.
My heart was ripped into pieces when I was informed this afternoon that he was in a stupid accident this morning. Later I found out he died. I am so angry I broke my promise to him and let him go to Belgium but Brenda was the best what could happen to him. He was the most intelligent horse I ever met, not the easiest one (as he was so intelligent).
I have let him down as I could not protect him once away... What happened today, pull away and then trip over the cord and break his neck should never have happened. This boy had his whole future ahead of him.