The beautiful Ferdinand, a Kentucky Derby winner who was slaughtered in Japan. I had the privilege of meeting Ferdinand when he was at Claiborne Farm. His coat truly did shine like a copper penny. No horse deserves his fate.
With it being Thanksgiving and this being my blog about Gwen I would like to say how thankful I am to all the rescues and shelters out there. Not the big, national organizations that talk a lot and collect a lot of money, but the small local humane societies, the local shelters, rescues and individuals. They spend countless hours, more money than they have, and untold heartbreak to save those left behind.
Thanks to the volunteers that help with these places and give of their time. Thanks to the networkers who spread the word about the animals. If it weren’t for them Debra and I never would have found Gwen.
Thanks to responsible breeders who only breed for high quality animals, who sell them responsibly and take them back when they have no where else to go.
And thanks to everyone who adopts an unwanted animal, be it cat, dog, horse, rabbit, guinea pig, bird or any other creature in need of a home. It breaks my heart that they can’t all be saved. I try to tell myself that I’ve given good homes to as many as I can, and I hope others will do the same.
May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.
Steph and Gwen