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Category Archives: senior sanctuary

Amazing Transformation

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Despite that I have worked with rescue animals for over 25 years, I still get amazed watching them change. It’s the best job ever.

GummiBear 24 years old, came up to Stuttgart Germany, to our Senior Sanctuary beginning of March. He looked rough. Never did anyone think he would pass the veterinarian inspection down in Napoli, Italy before leaving. But the forces were with us.

The third picture is Max –my son– holding GummiBear, and the second picture is Katrin giving him acupuncture. The first picture up left was taken yesterday.

Isn’t he gorgeous! What a transformation.

Animals need their time, and different treatments. What we do, is listening to them and following their directions. Actually, they know the best.

Afterward, are we letting every educated person –in their skills — come and give them their treatments.

Our veterinarian Frau Spotl took blood samples, and when the result showed he was very low on iron and had Cushing, and heart murmur. With the right medication, we got fantastic results.

Of course, not to forget, love and tenderness are huge ingredients in their healing process.

 

That’s Amore!

 

First the Farrier had to come

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Their hoofs really needed to be worked on. The farrier had to come right away and have a serious work on eight hoofs.

Afterward, Rihanna (20y) was so sensitive walking on the hard ground that she had to be put on Metacam.

Gummibear (24) seemed to feel relieved after the work was being done on his hoofs.

Two beautiful souls on their new journey of life. A way for us to say, Thank you for everything you have been giving to us Humans.

That’s Amore

 

 

Welcome to the Two New Rescue Horses

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We are at the same place where our second rescue horse Miracle comes from, down in southern Italy.

Rihanna (20y) and GummiBear (24) were finally going to come up to Southern Germany to their new home, our Senior Sanctuary. I was so thrilled, and amazingly, it seemed like the two horses knew that something new and different positive was going to happen. They were calm (–not when they saw the carrots I brought with me) and sweet.

The snow had hit bella Napoli for the first time since 1959! It was crazy chaos and it took me a whole day to find horse blankets for them. Thanks to connections (thank you Marina) we found a store that had two blankets from the Italian brand, Pariani. Thank you, Massimo for the discount!

Halters with leading ropes were found in another store. –Trying to save money.

Hofmann Horse transportation came down from southern Germany. We had used them earlier — with Miracle last year, and we couldn’t ask for a better service. Michael the driver, a calm horse person, made everything so much easier for the horses. (and also my nerves)

Michael did a great job driving them up to Northern Italy, unloaded them to let them eat and sleep in a great stable. Early next morning, it was time again,  loaded them and off they went towards Stuttgart. Heavy snow, roads closed…..he made it safely to the stable where we all waited excitingly.

Welcome, Rihanna and GummiBear to your new life. We want to say, thank you for everything you have done to us humans. Time to give back!

That’s Amore!

 

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Working on those Pretty Hoofs

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When we look at the picture to the left, I am amazed that he is 26 years old. He looks great.

Today the Blacksmith came and had his hoofs looked over. When he came to our Retirement Home for older Animals, we knew his hoofs were not in great shape.

He has been treated for Abscess and he still got Trush. Stubborn old Trush. It is a little better since he came (October 2017) Working hard to eliminate that.

We got many great recomendations of different treatments that we are trying on him.

He is such a great horse our Senior Rescue Miracle from Italy, here in south Germany with Swedish caretaker and American Sponsor. Multiculture kindness.

That’s Amore!

Animal Communication

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Oregon in black

When you rescue an animal the most important thing is to know his history from himself. Not him learning from what you have learned from previous animals.

That comes later!

Our Golden Years Together with Magnificent Seniors

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Seniors Rocks!
I have to admit, my heart is soft for Senior dogs. Having had my foundation now since 1999 and working with rescuing animals (most dogs) I have met hundreds of wonderful Seniors. Yes, it is not for a very long time you get to keep them(years), however, the time seems in a way longer when you are together with them (time). If that makes any sense.
I have had to say good bye to many Seniors, but I have always been by their side. Always!
In my home I have right now eight (8) Seniors that I adore. I don’t like traveling as much as I did earlier, even if I love traveling 😉 I cut down 50% with my travels. 
Instead I love laying reading and hearing their deep snoring next to me or on the floor on their own bed(s). How they wake up and takes the day with grande relaxing tempo, like the southern Italian dogs they are (ok one American). And….their love is priceless, their deepness in their eyes when they look at you. They make you feel like a Hero!
This January we had to say good bye to one of our rescue dogs Jazz. For one year she had problems holding her bladder. I rolled away the carpets and mopping buckets on every floor. 
My husband growled a little. 
I looked at him with a wrinkle between my eyes and said, “When you get old(er) and start to wet yourself, am I going to get ride of you too?”

I have a hard time understanding people who suddenly abandon their old friend just because he is old and smelly. It shows me their (people) evaluation about becoming old.
My heart become warm when I read about more and more Senior Sanctuaries are opening, and …..that so many more people dare to adopt a Senior.
That’s Amore!

Tooth Doctor

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Today I brought back Nebbia to have a check up from last weeks mouth surgery. Nine teeth were pulled out! 

You can see at our happy face that everything was ok. Good Girl (Senior)