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  1. Only got thru about 3/4 of this – having a 13 year old Suzie of my own going thru the exact same time! Couldnt listen to the rest right now. My Suze was diagnosed with Lyme Disease a year ago & has on going problems & flare ups from that. On top of that – for years I had German Shepherds who were the exact image of your Suzie. Already up about 4 thinking of my Suze & couldnt go back to sleep – will listen to your audio little later.
    Believe me – have been there so many times before & will be again – its so very hard every single time, tho, isnt it?
    Thanks RT – for all you do and this blog – You, Terry, Debby, Grandma Gregg all give me my horse fix!

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  2. Beautiful, RT. I listened to this with my seventeen-year-old cat sitting on my lap, and my twenty-five year old horse out in the pasture. All domestic critters should have the love and attentiveness of a person as you described here, even more so as they age.

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  3. I listened with a troubled heart as I was hoping it “was not today” either.
    She looks to be such a beautiful lady and had a very loving family life by the sounds of your genuine love for all animals.
    I have two beautiful Afghan Hounds that are true brother and rescued sister. They will be 12 in July. This past few months have seen them both slowing down fast and enduring some illnesses that caused trauma in my heart, that I need not explain to you or other animal lovers having gone down this road.
    I just constantly hug them and shower them with love daily, just as I do with my 30 year old rescue paint horse.
    My mind wanders as well whenever one of them shows any signs of ailing with something. Making it harder is that my nearest vet is some 420km from me.
    I enjoyed your reading and your blogs.
    I’m so pleased my USA friend directed me to your site.
    God bless you all and stay safe.

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  4. I explained it to St. Peter,
    I’d rather stay here
    Outside the pearly gate.
    I won’t be a nuisance,
    I won’t even bark, I’ll be very patient and wait,
    I’ll be here, chewing on a celestial bone,
    No matter how long you may be.
    I’d miss you so much, if I went in alone.
    It wouldn’t be heaven for me.

    Unknown Poet

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  5. A wonderful narrative of the strong bond we can share with our furry friends. They add richness to our existence and are forever loved. Thank you for sharing.


  6. About a year ago, I uncovered a map on the internet that included a wild horse herd area along the banks of Deer Creek, south of Casper. I also learned that the Bureau of Land Management removed those horses entirely. They no longer exist. At a public meeting, I showed the map to the director of the local BLM office. He looked surprised, even taken aback. He could not remember when the agency decided to eliminate wild horses from the prairie south of my hometown.

    https://www.wyofile.com/mustangs-and-memories-blm-plan-threatens-wyos-wild-horses by Chad Hanson

    This article could stand some more comments! It was on the Cloud Foundation site – which many here probably already saw.
    I hope RT & Terry are ok – this is the most recent blog posting I had!


  7. Louie, your post & Marybeth Devlins were full of factual information which quite possibly changes minds as well as educates – as always.


    • It looks like they removed my comment Maggie. I had posted LLoyd Eisenhower’s Legal Declaration.
      I had also posted this comment which disappeared right away.
      So much for Courageous Journalism

      From the Book: No Country For Truth Tellers
      Written by James Anaquad Kleinert.

      Just as I had seen in Wyoming, the wild ones were processed like cattle. They screamed and cried as their family bands, the center of their lives, were broken apart. About half of the horses were put on a trailer that would take them to auction in Cortez. Claude took pictures of the horses as they were loaded into the trailers. The other half would be sent to Cañon City Penitentiary for long-term holding. Once in captivity, they would be separated by sex, branded, castrated, and shot up with antibiotics to combat the foreign, germ-filled environment they were entering.
      We filmed this heartbreaking brutality for two days. When the roundup was nearly complete, Ann Brown informed me that we would not be able to film any more, as we’d been filming for five days by her count, and our permit had expired. I argued that the first three days no real filming had been done, since the roundup hadn’t started on time and there had been nothing to film; the only thing we’d documented was the interview with the Cattoors.
      “It’s very important that we film the auction in Cortez,” I told Ann.
      “Your permit does not extend into the timeframe of the BLM adoption event,” she explained patiently. “You either have to get another permit, or you can’t film.”
      “It’s a public event at the fairgrounds, we have every right to be there.”
      After some deliberation with the other officials, Ann came back with the news that the BLM was kindly granting us an extra day to film the auction, since we hadn’t filmed on the first day of our permit. I was grateful that we’d be allowed to film the adoption, but frustrated by the BLM’s blatant attempts to control the media. It felt like they were making another attempt to inhibit our First Amendment rights as documentarians.

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      • The Eisenhower declaration was posted on there when I went back & looked – so maybe somebody learned something from that. Hope so.


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