Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Down on the Ranch...





We have new feet!  Stella the Shih Tzu and Ghost the Flame Point Siamese (very posh eh!)
Stella was picked up off the road yesterday by my husband, Jesse - she was munching on a rancid deer carcass, she was covered from head to toe in dirt and smelt so bad!  Her fur was so matted, it was harbouring a million fleas and ticks - no joke - she stood patiently in the bath for an hour whilst I bathed her, and cut out all the matted fur.  Like me, she no longer has long hair (not that mine was matted with fleas!!tee hee) I wished I had thought about taking a 'before' photo...
She is settling in well with our other five dogs, and she loves the cats...  I'm not sure what Stella and Onray were looking at....



Ghost, cat number 10, turned up on our doorstep, very hungry but well kempt!.  I guess he either got dropped off, or re-homed himself.  Either way, he is the most adorable and playful young cat ever!

18 comments:

  1. You are truly a blessing to these stray and lost animals. I so wish we had a place big enough adopt more animals. Such a beautiful Ghost and Stella.

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  2. I don't know who is luckier - you or Stella and Ghost. The family grows...

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  3. I'm glad they found you Abi ! Ghost is beautiful ....

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  4. And the Monroe menagerie swells again! My neighbour had a shitzu (can't spell?) and she was scared of our cats! I adore Siamese too :o)

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  5. Bless you for opening your home to these needy little guys. Very, very kind of you.

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  6. You have the kindest, warm, loving soul Abi. Your a guardian angel to the misplaced.
    xoxoxoxox

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  7. Wish I had strays turn up on my door step, what a pretty kitty, and I would love a dog to show up, you are too coool! I just love pets too would love to get a dog, no strays here the feral cats are all wild
    Karey

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  8. Aw Abi It's heartening to know there's people out there like you that will take in strays... give them names, food and a safe home filled with love...
    Pattee

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  9. Your so lucky to have a Shi tuz they are so loving and loyal. Mine died this week and I miss her terribly. I think ghost will be very happy in he's new
    home too!

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  10. Thank you everyone for your kind words! we appreciate it :O)

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  12. Hi Abi!
    I'm so glad you are out there taking care of these poor little lost pooches and kitties. I would too but my husband is a stick in the mud! More power to you!

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  13. Hi Abi!You're so very good to give these animals a warm loving home. Stella looks adorable!Shihtzus are wonderful pets. Can't believe you found her that way-the poor pud.
    Hugs
    Rainey

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  14. It's so... BEAUTIFUL how you help the animals. I feel very moved especially for Stella, because I had Shi-tzu dog of exactly the same colours for 14 years... They are so cute!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!:)

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  15. Abi, you have quite a beautiful menagerie at your ranch! By the way, I like your new heading.

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  16. Hi Abi, it makes me so mad that people dump cats or not look after them properly and they stray. They are certainly lucky when they stray past your house.
    Our little Ned, I don't know where he goes but everyday we have to pick ticks of him, always around his cute little ears...may have to check the roads for dead carcasses.
    There is also a stray feral cat that we need to catch, we have been looking after him but he is really sick looking. He would have been a beautiful kitten and elegant looking cat had his owners looked after him. Very distressing.
    On a good note I bet all your little critters keep you warm during these cold winter nights.
    Have a lovely Xmas with your family and friends,catch up with you in the New Year.

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  17. Hi Abi I just wanted to wishing you and yours a holiday filled with cheer and a joyful new year.

    Rafael

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