Sunday, August 26, 2012


Veneta had been going out daily collecting recycle containers and turning them in and utilizing the moneys for the animals. 

Veneta was told about the Cherry Island Soccer Complex and was told it would be well worth her time to go and collect the recycles there since they were throwing the recycle containers in the trash.  She went over after the games and collected some of the recycle containers.   Many of the people she ran across were very happy to put the containers directly into her cart instead of the garbage can.

After she had gotten to the outer perimeters to check the cans, a man in a golf cart came up to her and told her she could not collect the recycles on the complex.  She went back and told the people that had told her about the complex and what the man had told her.

The first person she notified, she had to leave a message on their phone.  This person was so irrate, she couldn't speak.  The other person told Veneta to contact the park office and lodge a complaint because the man did not have exclusive rights to the park.  People are paying taxes for that park.

There were at least two hundred dollars ($200) worth of recycles that Veneta left behind at that park (because of this man) which are going to be dumped into the landfill.  There was absolutely NO recycle containers for people to put the recycle containers in.  The government put a charge on the recycles because they want people  to recycle the containers.  They don't want them in the landfill.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bucky again

We let Bucky loose so he could be with the other horses and what did he do?  He got into the hay and caused himself to colic again.  We now have him in a pen so he cannot get to the hay and he will stay on his specialized diet of full feed grain.

He is now doing okay once again.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bucky today

Today, Bucky colicked again.  It had been since May of this year since he colicked last.  We first tried to walk the colic out but since that didn't work, we resorted to giving him medication.  This evening, he is doing fine.  He is back to his old self.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

West Nile Virus

Veneta has found two dead crows which went into Sacramento/Yolo County Vector Control for testing.  Both birds came back positive for West Nile Virus. 

A number of people have reported to have thrown dead birds into trash.  The dead birds (and squirrels) found, need to be double plastic bagged and the local County Vector Control needs to be notified so they can pick the birds up and test them for West Nile.  This is one way they have to control the spread of the virus.

Friday, August 10, 2012

blame it on the horses

The horses keep moving things.  We have to keep asking them where they moved it to this time.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

horse and the tv stand

One of the horses started scratching on the tv stand and I told her to stop.  She looked at me as if she was thinking "What did I do."  And then she turned away and put her head down and started pouting like a little child.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Trixter was born March 23, 2011.  He is a very sweet little boy.  He appears to be a cryptorchid at this time.  We understand that it may take up to three years for him to drop.  If we can get him gelded, we will put him up for adoption.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Bucky is a mini-cross that came to us a couple of years ago from some people that used horses for riding.  They only had Bucky for 6 months.  They were told when they bought him that he was ridable.  Bucky had never been broke to ride or drive.  He appeared to never have had a saddle on his back either.

Within the first couple months after Bucky came to us he began to colic.  We took him to UC Davis and they didn't find any stones and so he was treated medically and released.  This was the beginning of his long line of colics.  He began to colic on a monthly basis.  We spoke to vets on a monthly basis about his colics.  We tried him on various types of hays and he continued to colic.  We finally resorted to putting him on a full feed grain which he has been on for the past year and he has been colic free.