Monday, January 24, 2011

A spechial request frum our mom ............

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 SanctuaryAs 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 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


Mr. Pip said...

What a lovely post. I will definitely stop by and learn more about this special sanctuary.

Your pal, Pip

Minna Krebs said...

What a wonderful place that is fur disabled animals that have nowhere else to go. We will definitely stop by.

And may Briggs rest in peace and run free and healthy at the Bridge!

3 doxies said...

Nows I 's not da one to get all emotionals and stuffs but dang what a great place!!!!!!
What a tremendous thig to gives a disabled animal...a home with lots of love.

Run free sweet Briggs!


rottrover said...

Thanks for the info. On our way for a visit!

Frankie Furter said...

This was a very much SPECIAL POST. That must be a wonderful place fur taking care of those in grrreat need.


THANKS fur telling us about this place and fur making the badge.

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We have heard of Rolling Ranch before. Its so great that all of those animals have a place to belong for the rest of their lives! We are sorry to hear about Briggs... although we are happy that his final years were wonderful!

Janie said...

Our dogs give us so much love and ask for so little.
I hope Briggs is chasing lots of rabbits in the happy hunting ground.