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I saw this article and thought it was a terrific idea!!  Maybe your area Force can adopt this plan!

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Enter Here A Nebraska police department is taking shelter dogs on ride alongs in an effort to increase their chances for adoption.

Shelter life can be stressful for a lot of dogs, and unfortunately, when that stress shows itself in withdrawn or overexcited behavior, it can make it harder for a pooch to become adopted.

Taking a cue from a successful initiative launched by a police department in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the La Vista Police Department in La Vista, Nebraska, is opting to invite shelter dogs along for a ride.

La Vista Police Department Captain Bryan Waugh said in an interview with This Dog’s Life:

“The program offers an opportunity to not only strengthen our relationship with our partners at the Nebraska Humane Society, but also allows our officers an opportunity to engage our community in a way that we may not have been able to without the addition of a great dog.”

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The program, called K9 For a Day, allows one dog at a time to hop in a patrol car with an officer and join them as they go about their day.

The first pup to go along for the ride was a bully breed named Mickey, who had found himself back in the shelter for the third time through no fault of his own. According to his handler for the day, Mickey charmed everyone in the community, and his efforts paid off in a big way – he was adopted by a local couple just a few days later after seeing his story on the news.

With one success story already under their belt, the department plans to continue the program and will be taking Nebraska Humane Society dogs out on their patrols on a regular basis. You can stay posted on their efforts by following the La Vista Police Department on Twitter or Facebook.

This post was originally published on December 9, 2017. 

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Today, I’m in the recording booth… as long as the puppies are quiet!

HERE WE GO!

Look closely

So cute!

Morning stroll

From Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation

This is a great and fun concept!

This was taken in Tahoe, an hour from the Grass Valley house. I love this!

If I could have only told my 18 year-old self this..

Cracked me up.

He looks ready for the weather.

Cuties.

RIP Roger. So sad to see you go. It was a great, long life.

A beautiful wild one.

Amazing markings.

Cutie Patootey.

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Three weeks ago, I bit the bullet and bought the channels, lumber and hardware to put up one windwall each in two of the shelters.

I know this is a simple concept… but I am very pleased with the outcome.

The shelters I purchased are very adaptable.  You can put up no walls, one wall, two, three, four… or you can put in gates or panels… divide them or not… lots of variations.  They are kinda like leggos.  You can add on and on and on.

So, this year, I decided was the year of the winter wind walls.  The good part is that the steel channel for the wood to sit were very reasonably priced (compared to the wood channels in my barn in Grass Valley).  The bad part is that if you want to remove the wood in the summer, the channels are sharp and would have to be wrapped.

Anyway, Hubby did the work as a present to me, which was wonderful.  No labor charges!

Most of the weather comes from the side we blocked. As you can see, this photo was taken after the first storm of winter… and the inside is dry and nice!  You can see the horse trail that was already created after just one storm – and the mud just below the trail.

You bold the channel into the steel, and slide the wood into the channel. Here you can see how wet it is outside the shelter. You can see how the ground is already churned up and uneven.

This is the weather facing side. Hubby put treated wood at the bottom. You can see how much of a slant there is here, at the ‘flat’ top part of the paddocks. The hill is quite impressive.

IT GETS EASIER AFTER YOU PUT UP ONE…

It took Hubby most of the day to figure out the best way to do the first wall in Annie’s shelter.  We used treated wood for the lower panels and then used regular 12″ for the stacking boards.

The next day, Finn’s wall went up really fast!

Here you can see, after the first rains, the part under the roof is dry. Every part around that (with the arrows) is lumpy and wet. (At camera is Missy Miss, Mo in the middle and Annie at the far trough, next to her wall.)  Also, for those of you tree watchers, I just planted the California Pepper tree this year!  The plum tree was last year and the far away Raywood Ash was last year.

IT RAINED TWO DAYS LATER… HARD.

It rained two days later, for a couple of days.  As you can see, the wind wall made a huge difference in the mud in the shelters.  Not having mud is HUGE.  The horses shuffle the mud around and it creates mountains of clay/sand once it dried – and they are ankle killers and trip hazards because they are HARD once they dry.

This is Finn’s wall tonight. you can see the real difference in the ground after one rain. And, you can see the slant a bit more easily in this pic. Finn is closest to camera. BG is closest to the wall. Wrigley is in the other pasture. LOOK HOW GREEN the outside ground has become after just a few days of rain!

AMAZING.

To me, this little thing, a wall, made a huge difference.  The other shelters are shaped directed long-wise, so the wind wall would have to be 20′ – and I need to put in a post to hold the middle.  So those are bigger jobs.  Next year!

Again, a clear difference in the area inside the wall vs outside. Mo is chewing here… Annie in the back. That Raywood Ash was planted last year.

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I don’t know if you are like me… but before, when I lived in Grass Valley, I would make sure that all of my horses were clean and picked before the farrier arrived.  Kinda like cleaning the house for the housekeeper.

I do that.

Anyway, back to the farrier coming…

If it was wet or muddy out, I’d bring them all inside so that they’d dry off and their feet would be nice and clean… their hair would be combed and coats de-dingleballed.

We always do Wrigley first because he is the most opinionated.

This is BG. She was very affectionate when I was trying to take this pic. After having her cranio-spine work, she was much more willing today!

Finn with dingleberries in his mane. He’s such a good boy. (Notice the wall behind Finn.  Both Annie and Finn just got a wind wall in their shelters.)

BUT NOW…

Now, as you all know, I’m trying really hard to figure out, from scratch, the horse set-up here.  I do get very frustrated, going from having it all perfectly working, to having no horse facilities at all.  2 years ago, we had nothing.  Now, we have fencing, cross fencing, 5 shelters, a make-shift hay shed and cross ties.

However, we still have standing mud everywhere during the winter.  And, no place to get away from it long enough to clean 7 sets of hooves.  No matter where I clean, when I put the horses away, they will step in mud.

This is Missy Miss. She was good today, too! I’ve put arrows so you can see what happens to the ground when it rains… the horses push the mud around and then it dries in these little mountains. Total trip hazards. This is a big reason why need to carve out a safe, flat area somewhere on this huge, steep hill!

Gwendolyn is always an angel. She had so much ground work as a kid, she is a gem.

This is Mo. He didn’t get done today, but he’s cute so I took his pic anyway. He is a BLM donkey. Everyone should have at least 2.

THANK HORSEGODS FOR FERNANDO THE FORGIVING FARRIER.

Fernando is an angel.  He comes on time, does a great job and never, ever grumbles.  In fact, he laughs all the time.  I love that about him.

Today, especially, after last week’s horrible events, going out of town for Hubby’s promotion ceremony and then getting the new puppies yesterday… I’m a bit (being generous here) behind in my grooming.

He scraped away mud and chatted the entire time.  As I was cringing and apologizing, he continued to chat and trim, chat and trim.

Fernando never let it show.

I can think of a lot of farriers who wouldn’t work on horses with muddy feet.  A lot.

Fernando is an angel.

Thank you, horsegods, thank you.

Norma and Dodger… not only are they caked in mud, but they’re short. Fernando never complains. He is a saint.

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Horse And Man by Dawndi - 4d ago

Most of you know that we lost both of our dogs, Scoutypants and Virgil, last Wednesday.  Hubby and I were/are heartbroken.

For me, the best way to heal this kind of a wound, is to save a life – or two.

Hubby and I went to the local shelters but there were no puppies.  We considered older dogs (and actually would like to have been able to adopt an older dog) but came to the conclusion that with 4 cats and 9 horses here, we needed to be very careful on who we brought home.  Some of you may remember Bosco, Hubby’s foster McNab, who we could not keep away from the horses…not good.

On Monday, I remembered about Craigslist.  I’m not sure why I hadn’t even thought of it… but I hadn’t.  Anyway, on Craigslist, there were lots of puppies.  Most were Christmas Puppies (shudder) and were out of my price range.  So, I looked further away… and found these ‘free’ puppies about 3.5 hours away from us.

COULD THEY BE ANY CUTER?!

They were listed as a free ‘oops’ litter.  The mother is a Walker Coonhound.  Father?  They think it was the neighbor’s lab mix.

Virgil was a Coonhound and I knew that Hubby likes the hounds.   I knew he’d love this tri-colored pup.

I thought I wanted another English Mastiff, but I was really taken by the face on the black girl.

So, I asked the owner if he would hold them for us – and that Hubby and I could be there the next day (today).

He said he would.

We brought two baskets with blankets. They started out on the drive in one basket

They were a bit rambunctious.

THE DRIVE

We left the house at 6am so we could get there and back without traffic.

On the drive there, we had a few other puppies we could also meet in the area, in case these two didn’t work out.

I wouldn’t say we were anxious or excited.  We were reserved.  I guess I didn’t want two girls, in case they decided to fight each other when they grew up.  I thought we’d take ONE of these pups and then go see another pup in the area.  However, the one other male pup we wanted to see… the owner had gone DARK since Monday and I hadn’t heard a thing so I wasn’t sure if he was available…

No names yet… Hubby is thinking about “VIOLET BEAUREGARD” from Willy Wonka for the tri-colored. This girl is very busy, always moving.

I’m thinking about “Vivienne” or Vivvey for her. Not sure. She’s very reserved and quiet. Her coat is actually brindled – but very lightly.  I think their Dad might have had some Pit mixed in with the Lab.

MEETING

At first, we ended up at the wrong house.  The lady said that she had no puppies and we were a bit confused.  But she indicated that she thought “those guys over there have pups, I think”, so we went over there.

And yes, the little tri-colored female was running in the yard.  Hubby immediately picked her up and I knew he was a goner.

I didn’t want to like the other female because I wanted a male – to keep the peace.  So, I walked back to the car… and the little black girl followed me there.  Uh oh.  I looked down at her and she lifted her little paw and looked right at me, pleading almost.

So, I picked her up and said we’d take them both.

We put them in the backyard of our AirBnB because it has a fenced yard. They explored and played.

And then it was sleepy time with a tiny bone to chew (because they were chewing everything else…) and puppy laying on the potty pads instead of the huge pile of cushy blankets. Sigh.

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Last week, we told you about a trio of horses released into the custody of Strawberry Mountain Mustangs to, hopefully, bring these three back to health.

The gelding escaped their hidden hell and found neighbors to help them all.  Thank horsegods.  You can read their story here.

Hopefully, these three will have more strength to be wormed next week.  Teeth and feet later, also.

From Darla at Strawberry Mountain Mustangs:  “All three are showing a huge increase in energy levels. The older girl weight tapes about 50 lbs heavier and she is bright and alert – trotting around at turn out today.”

Intake photos.

This was the older mare last week. No one was sure she’d make it.

The older mare was crying and worried at intake…

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THE OLDER MARE! – She’s still with us!

The older mare is still with us!  For a few days, it was touch and go.  They thought she would fail.  She was colicky.  But she’s here!  She wants to live!

It may not look like it, but there is a 50;bs difference here!  This mare is coming back to life!  She is so happy to have been rescued.

I love her face!

THE AMAZING GELDING!  THE SAVIOR OF THEM ALL!

This guy is better – and a handful!  His energy is coming back for sure!

This guy is full of himself!

THIS GUY is coming back to life and is a happy handful!

THE BIG MARE.

This girl was in the best shape upon intake.  They think they will be able to worm her next week… clearly she needs it.

Even though she has an uncomfortable worm load (by the looks of her belly), she is THE MOST affectionate.  This girl follows Darla around, asking for love.  What a sweet girl.

After that, feet, teeth and more weight!

This girl is a love bucket.

Not a pretty pic, but you can see her tummy full of worms. Once she is strong enough, she will be wormed.

THANK YOU ALL FOR CARING ABOUT THIS MIGHTY TRIO!!

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(Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers regarding our tragedy last Wednesday.  Both of our dogs have passed.  Difficult story to tell.  We did our very best in a horrible situation.  It has been heartbreaking but we are recovering, and planning on saving a life or two in the near future.)

CLOTHING DESIGNER MAKES FIRE-PROOF BLANKET WITH GPS for HORSES! Equisafe.

Designed by the fashion designer, Dalia Macphee.

I saw this and had to pass it on.  I know this many only resonate with us in CA, but still good to know.  Also, I noticed that right now, she is offering exceptional sales prices on these blankets!

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NBC LOS ANGELES HAD THIS TO SAY: (click here to go to original story)
Her clothes have been a staple in celebrity closets, but her latest design can only be found in horse stables. LA-based designer, Dalia MacPhee, has created a fire-retardant horse blanket with GPS-tracking technology. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018)

Her clothes have been a staple in celebrity closets, but her latest design can only be found in horse stables.

LA-based fashion designer, Dalia MacPhee, is used to dressing the likes of Serena Williams, Alyssa Milano, and Hilary Duff. But her latest design is aimed at a very different clientel, a fire-retardant blanket with GPS-tracking technology.

The “Equisafe Blanket” aims to help a horse’s chance at surviving a fire. The design hones in on situations when horses are let loose in a last ditch effort to save them. This scenario is becoming much more common, and is often the result of road closures or not evacuating large animals early enough.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott says that not only will we be seeing more fires in Southern California, but the fires we do see will be more intense and last longer than past fires.

This invention will help horse caretakers protect their horses from superficial burns, while also tracking their whereabouts after the initial evacuation orders, and after the fire hazard lessens, since each blanket is equipped with its own GPS-tracking technology.

MacPhee says she was inspired to design the Equisafe Blanket after the Lilac Fire, “they were told to let all the horses loose, it was the right thing to do, but it still broke my heart.”

MacPhee’s own horse, Woflie, also had to be evacuated during a recent fire.

“They said, ‘set the horses loose, or hose them down so they burn slower.’ Can you imagine?”

Her first hand experience with fires in Southern California prompted her shift from celebrity dress design, to a creation that married horse safety with wearable technology.

“We encourage fire-resistant blankets as well as identifiable microchips or bracelets to track animals separated during a fire,” Scott said. “Preparedness is especially important now that Southern California is seeing an increase in the size, frequency, and duration of fires.

“Most of all we encourage those looking after horses to understand the importance of needing to evacuate early due to the extra time required to safely evacuate large animals.”

The Equisafe blanket costs between $180 for the blanket to $300 for the version which includes the GPS tracker.

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A perfect story for a Sunday.

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This is the incredible moment a classical pianist played music for injured and elderly rescue elephants in the Thai jungle.

Paul Barton has been putting on his unique performances since 2011, and said he believes Bach and Beethoven can help rehabilitate animals who have lived stressful lives.

The elephants at Elephants World, a sanctuary near Kanchanaburi, appeared mesmerised by Mr Barton’s music recitals in a series of clips of the pianist.

Paul Barton has been putting on his unique performances since 2011, and said he believes Bach and Beethoven can help rehabilitate animals

In one video, a young elephant is seen chomping on sticks he found below the piano stool as classical music played above him.

The calf then decided to join in with Mr Barton – his trunk landing loudly on the piano keys as he explored the mystery instrument.

Mr Barton, from East Yorkshire, came across Elephants World while making a video about the River Kwai bridge.

He said he liked the sound of what was seen as a retirement home for the animals, and decided to pay the sanctuary a visit, asking the manager if he could bring his piano along.

Elephants at Elephants World, a sanctuary near Kanchanaburi, Thailand, were mesmerised by Mr Barton’s music recitals in a series of clips

Mr Barton, from East Yorkshire, came across the sanctuary while making a video about the River Kwai bridge

Elephants World is a sanctuary for more than 30 old, sick, abused, retired or rescued elephants, most of whom have ‘lived very hard lives,’ according to their website.

The first elephant Mr Barton played to was Plara, a blind elephant who stopped eating his breakfast of bana grass and stood motionless when he first heard the sound.

He said: ‘Almost all elephants react to music in a visible way. There’s a sudden movement when the music begins.

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‘The elephants are free to walk about around the piano, they are not chained or tethered in any way. If they didn’t like the music then they could simply wander off.

‘Some elephants get very close to the piano of their own accord, they might drape their trunk over the piano even.

‘Some younger elephants can get very surprised by the sound and will run suddenly around the piano curious about it.’

He said he liked the sound of what was seen as a retirement home for the animals, and decided to pay it a visit with his piano

The pianist usually plays slow, classical numbers to the elephants, he said, removing the parts that he believes will not hold their interest.

Each elephant has different tastes, and in total there are 28 that Mr Barton plays to.

Sometimes, wild monkeys also come to watch the pianist perform, sitting in groups on a nearby rock.

Mr Barton decided to learn piano after hearing an impromptu by Franz Schubert as a child.

As he didn’t have a piano at home, a young Mr Barton learned on other people’s instruments.

Elephants World is a sanctuary for more than 30 old, sick, abused, retired or rescued elephants, most of whom have ‘lived very hard lives’

Mr Barton, his wife Khwan and their daughter Emilie now live at the sanctuary in Thailand

He then studied fine art at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and 22 years ago, moved to Thailand to teach piano.

That teaching expedition was supposed to be short, three-month trip, but Mr Barton soon met his now-wife, Khwan, a wildlife artist with whom he has a daughter, Emilie, three.

The family now live at Elephants World, helping out with chores and playing with the animals that live there.

Mr Barton said: ‘The piano is out in the mountains, so it’s completely free – the elephant can do what it wants.

‘These elephants are standing close to you, and there’s kind of a connection that you can’t explain in words.’

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Today, Hubby and I go to his promotion ceremony.

HERE WE GO!

From Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation.

Kat Livengood photog

Love this Cat Hat!

mini donkey

Great shot of the weather coming in…

Awesome

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Wow.

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Do what you gotta do.

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We had a tragedy here today.    (The horses are fine)

Ranch life can be difficult… but in an era when so many of us rarely know our neighbors – today, in a panic, a neighbor was all I had.

I digress a little… Since moving here, although I am not pleased with our horse set-up and I am constantly fighting ‘what I used to have’ vs what I do have… the one thing that I’ve always said about this recent move:  I have more friends here in Paso Robles than I ever did in Grass Valley.  I remember wishing that I had friends to share coffee and conversation over the fence or whatever… and now I have that.

Perhaps I didn’t try hard enough in Grass Valley.  Or maybe I’m just happier with the town of Paso Robles and the area… not sure.  But it is true, I have more friends in the short time that I’ve been here, than I did in the 12 years of Grass Valley.

TODAY

This morning, I needed help.  Hubby was over an hour away in class.  I called my neighbor.

One knows that tone of voice when one hears it.  My neighbor knew it was an emergency instantly.  I barely got the words out and she said, “I’m coming right over.”  Then she immediately texted me saying  “Hang in there, I’m downtown but will be there asap.”

And she came.  As I was leaving my driveway, she pulled up, parked her car and took over driving, talking to me the whole way.

She said the things she needed to say to keep me calm.  She listened to my concerns and did her best to assuage my fears.  She was a rock – who drove really, really fast.

This woman, Barbara, came to my rescue in a big way.

A WHILE BACK

When I was young and in college, a co-worker called me after midnight –  in hysterics – because her boyfriend had been shot in Westwood.

One of the things I regret to this day, and one of my huge life lessons, was not running to her aid immediately.  For some reason in my teenage brain, I thought my life and my class finals the next day, were more important.

I so regret greatly my actions that day.

A few years later, when my good friend lost her husband to suicide, I got on a plane and flew to her immediately.  It didn’t matter whatever I had on my schedule, I knew that NOTHING was more important than helping my friend at that horrible time.

I had learned.

THANK YOU

Thank  you to all of the good people out there.  The sung and unsung.  Sure, there are heroes on the news who deserve accolades, but today, my neighbor Barbara was my hero.  I could not have done it without her.

All of you who may not have been thanked for your heroic acts on a daily basis, I thank you all right here, today.

Blessed are the hearts of those who help others, no matter what.

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