Saturday, January 28, 2012
Christmas Story/Thank You
Sat, January 28, 2012 | link
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:
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--
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Teeny Tiny Update
Sun, January 22, 2012 | link
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...
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
What a wonderful blessing!
Call the store at 281-485-6204 if you have any questions.
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:
- Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil to kill any bacteria or mold present.
- Cool and fill feeder.
- Extra sugar water may be stored in a refrigerator,
preferrably in a glass jar.
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
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.
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.
"For it is in giving that we receive."
St. Francis of Assisi
**Helping others is
the way to bring blessings into your own life.**
rely on the kind generosity of the public to make the Rescue Ranch possible. If you love animals, please give
a gift today. To help now, just Click
on the SECURE "Give Now" button below OR give via paypal to "firstname.lastname@example.org" (100% goes
to the animals):
Click Here: PET MOUNTAIN BONES AND CHEWS RESCUE RANCH WISH LIST
HELP * HELP * HELP * HELP
Grateful. Always. For Everything.
Mailing Address only:
Ranch, 3555 Rayford Road, Ste. 45-106, Spring, TX 77386
(All e-cards, paypal and amazon credits go to: email@example.com)
Please HELP the Rescue
Life at the
RR Archives: Millie, after mouth surgery for a broken jaw; Brindy, recovering
and the worst case of life-threatening mange ever; and
Maggie--who was left tied to
a shelter door overnight, her insides coming
--and with a very bad case of hip dysplasia is causing
her to limp terribly now.
Maggie, a gorgeous,
sweet German Shepherd, needs a brace for her hips--is there a sponsor
Don't waste your exercise time walking around the block!
Walk some dogs...OR volunteer to be a Kitty Kuddler!
To find a shelter in your area, go to