Today is little Margarita’s 2nd birthday. Happy birthday, Spanish girl! We hope your day is full of green hay and love.
May 28, 2011 - Beautiful Little Luis turns 2 years old.
Happy birthday, you gorgeous little Spanish Mustang boy! We are so excited to see how you continue to grow and transform into the horse you will be.
Happy birthday, sweet Lydia! We hope you enjoyed your spa day with Madeline and Harmony and sharing birthday pony cupcakes with your herd family. What more could a horse want? Lydia spent her birthday with two sweet 13-year-old girls being groomed and eating beet pulp cupcakes.
We love you so much!
Happy birthday, Little Luis! We hope you enjoy your beet pulp-fresh apple juice cupcakes with your family. There is an Equi-Spirit Ball rolling your way soon so you and your brother-from-another-mother (Vinnie) can play ball with Moon Ray and Margarita. We love you so much and are so happy you are here.
Pony Cupcakes Recipe
4 cups dry beet pulp/rinsed
2 cups rice bran
1 cup freshly ground flax seed
1/2 cup garlic granules (Mountain Rose Herbs)
2 cups freshly juiced apples or carrots
– appropriate measure of vitamins/minerals (We use HorseGuard.)
– pulp remaining from apples or carrots
– hot water to soak beet pulp
Soak beet pulp in enough hot water to cover pellets plus one inch over for at least 30 minutes. Add all ingredients and mix well. Form into balls and place in greased muffin tins. (Do not press balls into tins as this makes removal of cupcakes more difficult.) Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Remove from tins to cool. Yields approximately three dozen pony cupcakes.
Today is my raffle prize pony’s 2nd birthday! Born at the Burns BLM corrals February 1, 2008, little Moon Ray became the raffle pony for Eastern Oregon University’s Harney Futures Scholarship Fund. Winning raffle ticket #2712 was purchased by none other than Yours Truly (aka AJ). Little Ray came home September 25, 2009 and boy, has he grown! My prize pony isn’t a little “pony” any more. Ray is going to be a big, strong, black gelding who is sweet, curious, playful, fun, and kind. Milo calls him our Gentle Giant. To me he will always be my Precious Prize Pony.
Happy birthday, Moon Ray!
Today I am thankful for Xander, my deaf Great Dane. My little boy is 7 years old today.
Xander truly influenced the beginning of Tired Dog Ranch. The day Xander came to us from Deaf Dane Rescue Inc., we looked at the property. Sally said, “Well, we are going to need more space for this big boy.” And the rest, as they say, is history.
Happy birthday, sweet boy. You may be a senior according to veterinary statistics and disabled by societal beliefs (bilaterally deaf and half blind), but you are perfect to me. Let’s keep playing ball every morning in the upper meadow so you will continue to feel as young and strong as you feel today!
… get cool stuff, and help the animals at Tired Dog Ranch! How cool is that? Look, buy, and get really unique, neat products. (And no, nobody is raffling a horse. All the items up for raffle are beautiful, hand-made items that do not eat hay or grain or produce huge amounts of excrement.)
After registering for an account at Hyena Cart, you may begin purchasing raffle tickets on Wednesday, January 13th at noon. You pay via Paypal. If you see something you really like, buy tickets as early as possible. I was told they sell out quickly! Thank you!
The little pig who built his house out of straw, which the big bad wolf quickly blew in, did not know that Dover Saddlery makes waterproof turnout blankets for dogs that fit Chinese pigs! Still, Piggy Jim felt he should give it a try, building a house out of straw, or at least go green and insulate his wooden house with straw. Jim is so aware of what it takes to try to save our planet. Jim’s first rule of going green? Don’t eat pork!
I thought I would create a mission statement. And so I did.
Tired Dog Ranch is an 18-acre animal sanctuary that rehabilitates, cares for, loves, and offers home to all creatures, great and small. We are home to unwanted and “handicapped” dogs and cats, abandoned and starving goats found locked in tool sheds, and slaughter-bound horses who were going to be killed inhumanely and eaten by people in Europe and Japan. We have taken in blind horses and chickens, feral cats, a runaway pig who was nearly hit by cars on a busy street, and even have a wild turkey who decided on her way through town that Tired Dog Ranch was a great place not only to visit, but to live. One horse who calls Tired Dog Ranch home was 12 weeks old when he arrived and had never felt the touch of a human hand; another horse is over 40 years old and was headed straight to the slaughter truck, unwanted and discarded by the people to whom she gave decades of service.
At Tired Dog Ranch, everyone is important, special, and wanted, the two-legged and four-legged critters alike. Often we are the first home that has provided proper nutrition, comfortable shelter, and safe respite to an animal whose circumstances found him or her facing starvation, abuse, even death, sometimes before the tender age of one year old. For others, this is where they have come to live out their final days in the comfort and safety of a family, living communally with their own kind, receiving good food and unconditional love, and humanely and with dignity passing on.
We offer respite and sanctuary to humans as well. It is through the revenue created by our cabin and yurt rental that we are able to care for all the rescued animals. So take a look. Then come, stay and play! Tired Dog Ranch offers everyone a place to rest and relax, to commune with nature. and to feel perfectly free to be yourself. Whatever your interests, Tired Dog Ranch is a centrally-located and well-adorned base camp for exploration, outdoor pursuits, and simple pleasures. And remember, your stay helps to feed a forgotten equine, abandoned pig, and feral cat. Stay at Tired Dog Ranch and spend time with the animal friend who now calls TDR home.
Tired Dog Ranch operates solely on private funds of our own and donations by generous, compassionate individuals who see the need we help to fill and want to contribute, too, especially in these tough financial times. All donations help to feed the over 100 hungry animal mouths, as well as providing veterinary care, hoof trims, bedding, and other sanctuary animal necessities. If you want to contribute and be a part of what we are doing to make these animals’ lives safe, loving, and healthy, you can help. The animals and the people who care for them thank you.