Shiloh'n Shasta here - we no it'z kinda late butt our mom haz been wantin'tu du this fer a few daze butt she had truble findin'time. Now she wantz tu make time so we iz gonna let her - take it away mom........
First, I want to thank Shiloh'n Shasta for letting me have the blog for now.
I feel bad that I was not able to introduce this special animal sanctuary until now - under better circumstances. I am referring to Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary . I accidentally discovered it when I happened to find their blog, also called Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary . As in thir words from the website, it is "a special place where disabled animals enjoy life". Yes, most of the animals they take in have a disability - many are blind including the horses, dogs and cats who call the ranch home - just running an animal sanctuary is special but when almost all of those animals have a disability(ies) then that is extra special to me. I have added them to my blog roll since they are not a Blogger.com and I was not able to add them to the blogs I follow - this way I can find them easily anytime I want. Today when I read my blog roll, I read that this special animal sanctuary had lost one of their special residents this past Saturday, Briggs the blind Beagle . Briggs also had a neurological deficit that caused him to wobble some when he walked - a condition he developed as a result of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever which also led to his developing kidney disease.
According to Steve Smith and Alayne Marker who operate the animal sanctuary, Briggs had only lived with them about 3 years and soon after Briggs first arrived at the sanctuary, Briggs was in much pain from the glaucoma which had led to his blindness. After successful surgery to mainly alleviate the severe pain - his eyes were not removed but rather the internal contents of the eyes were removed and prosthesis inserted - Briggs went merrily about, with his eyeballs functioning like they should except for the fact that he could not see with them. Little Briggs did go through alot but from all appearances, he was one happy Beagle boy - Steve and Alayne called him a ladies man because whenever a new female dog arrived at the ranch, Briggs would always try to introduce himself to the newcomer.
Little Briggs, I wish we all had gotten a chance to know you better - sounds like you were one courageous and loving little Beagle-boy. The Beaglebratz salute one of their own and bid you a fond ARROOOOO.
Please stop by the blog for Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary to offer your thoughts and prayers to Steve and Alayne.
PS - Next time, back to more from Shiloh'n Shasta