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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Christmas Story/Thank You

Thank you to all who helped the Rescue Ranch animals over the holidays. I am so sorry for the delay in writing but slowly but surely, I am getting back to trying to maintain my blogs.

Here is the link to my latest Houston Chron story:

"Dingo Bones, Blankies, Treats:Rescue Ranch Holiday Presents Arrive"

I know how much you enjoy seeing photos of the animals that you have helped--especially if they are recovering/recovered from major injuries or trauma.

I was thrilled tonight to get up and see Pasha's paralyzed tail wagging slowly--five or six times--at me. When you are used to seeing a healthy dog's tail wag, it is really unusual to have a dog not be able to wag her tail at all. Once in a blue moon when she can move it, it takes me a second to realize the miracle before me--and I stop and thank God literally.

Precious also has gotten brave and came into the kitchen to share some cheese with me. I was shocked. Now, she wants to visit the kitchen regularly but is too shy (or feral/not adoptable yet) to do so if other dogs are there. She loves Bunny's Kuranda bed!  Seeing her being so brave is indeed another miracle...I will have a photo of her in the kitchen for my next post.

Sending love and hugs fro the herd--


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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Teeny Tiny Update

Starting this week, I'm going to begin writing my Houston Chron blog again--as often as I can. Computer screen time is equal to as many hours with my head on ice packs so I have to limit my writing.  Once I feel better, I will start writing this blog again but with this serious a concussion, the doctor says I have to get back to writing very gradually...

Thankfully, I can walk and talk--I am just having trouble with words, of all things, although that is gradually getting better, and with the glare of electronic equipment. (Answering one or two emails a day, when the list of questions, information, news, etc. is in the hundreds, is very difficult--so please be patient with me--and write "URGENT" or something to grab my attention if you really need me right away.)  Distemper emergencies, of course, have to come first. Just know, that if you are a RR angel, and made a gift or sent one, I am saying "thank you" for you in my prayers--and my "thank you" email will be coming soon. I won't forget.

In the meantime, there will be a new "Wish List" page coming this week on this site--which will include Mac & Cheese (boxes); creamy peanut butter (any flavor); long-term chews like rawhide anything and of course, the dogs beloved Dingos; canned dog food (we use to mix medicine into it, so all flavors welcome) and gift cards always...and we really, really, really--really--need twin/double (no bigger or we cannot fit in our washer) comforters specifically for the dogs with hip dysplasia, arthritis, etc. After so much washing, the current ones look like shredded swiss cheese! More details this week.

Something Unique in Pearland will continue to be a drop-off spot or you can mail a box to the Rescue Ranch, 945 McKinney Street, Unit 242, Houston, TX  77002.  (There are even all-you-can-stuff-for-one-price boxes at the PO that will keep the cost of shipping down!)

During this time, which was very unexpected and just plain a pain to deal with, never mind trying to think of how to raise the money to pay for the dogs' needs, gifts would be appreciated to help with the vet and medicine costs. If you need your gift to be tax-deductible, please contact me ahead of time via email.

Just a side note: The RR is not a shelter--I don't know where this rumor started. We do not take in animals from the public, do not house animals outside or in outdoor kennels. We are a private organization who works with vets, rescues, etc. who have animals with special needs like broken legs, crushed mouths, ruptured eyeballs, etc. The RR is a foster station, for animals to be nursed back to health and to recover--and they are welcomed as long as they need to stay, whether it be a week, a month or forever.

Thank you so very much for your patience, love and support--and prayers.  We all love you very much.


 Pasha and Bunny, the "Butterfly Girls," admire their Christmas presents, while little Pixie and Panda, got right into the mix of it all!

Thank you to all who dropped off their gifts at Something Unique!

What a wonderful blessing! 

Something Unique 4218 W. Broadway Pearland, TX 77581

Call the store at 281-485-6204 if you have any questions.

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Don't forget them...Squirrels need food and water, too! 


Everything for the Dogs Needed! 

Surprise Boxes, In Memorandum Gifts and Cards, Gift Cards, etc. can all be sent to:

Rescue Ranch, 3555 Rayford Road, Ste. 45-106, Spring, TX  77386



It's the beloved Hummingbird season--be sure to leave CLEAR sugar water out for them NOT the RED one.  The dye causesmany health problems.  You can get the power pre-made or simply boil it on the stove and let it cool.  (The syrup recipe is at the bottom of this page, just under the blog post calendar.) 

Directions for making safe hummingbird food:
  1. Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil to kill any bacteria or mold present.
  2. Cool and fill feeder.
  3. Extra sugar water may be stored in a refrigerator, preferrably in a glass jar.
  4. Red dye should not be added and do not buy pre-made solution with the red dye.

Five Best Flowers to Plant to Attract Humming Birds (Hummers)

1.  Rose of Sharon—variety of colors; needs good drainage, don’t over water; can prune into a tree shape.
2.  Trumpet Honeysuckle—“Hummingbird vine” grows in clusters and climbs up fences or houses, or a trellis.  Can spread quickly so think where you want it to really “bloom.”
3.  Fireweed—pink or purple and prefers loose soil.  
4.  Bee Balm—spunky, spiky flower, low maintenance, looks like a daisy but pointer. Variety of colors.
5.  Larkspur—known also as delphinium; tall plants (up to five feet) with long flowers with lots of nectar inside; three colors.


*Plant large patches of each plant so the hummers can see them better.  Hummers see in UV light, so this will help them.  
*Make sure the flower beds are near some type of taller foliage like tall shrubs or trees, which they will build their nests in and will have quick cover if a predator approaches.
 *Be patient.  It takes a little time but they will find “you.”  Making sugar syrup (recipe above) without the typical red (a poison to them) food coloring and use a container with RED on it to attract them faster!  If possible, make a hood or shield the    nectar you make from the heat of the sun and wash the container out with soap and water every week and let it dry before refilling.


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