Miniature Guide Horses

I’m amazed at how smart and wonderful horses of all sizes are to us. People have been helped by these great creatures throughout history and today the smallest breeds continue the tradition by helping assist the blind in the same way dogs are used. Miniature horses are officially approved by federal guidelines to be used as guide animals as stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The average weight of minis is around 50-100 pounds, they can live in your home and are allowed to go just about anywhere their owner wants to go. The Guide Horse Foundation is a great organization that has a ton of information as well as ways all of us can help out. They point out some key advantages to using Miniature horses to assist the blind:
 
Miniature Guide

CUDDLES – The Guide Horse Foundation

• Guide minis are very clean and can be housebroken, they do not get fleas and only shed twice per year.
 
Miniature Guide

TONTO – Show Horse Gallery

• Miniature horses have the advantage of living much longer lives and can assist for about 20 years while dogs might be of service for only 6 years.
 
Miniature Guide

TWINKIE – The Guide Horse Foundation

• With the right training and desensitization, horses stay calm in chaotic situations, and they remember danger for decades due to their phenomenal memory.
 
Miniature Guide

CONFETTI – Equus Caballus

• Horses have excellent vision, their independent eye movement can track potential danger with each eye, plus they can see clearly in almost total darkness.
 
Miniature Guide

PANDA – Equine Wellness Magazine & the Clicker Horse Training

• Trained horses are very focused, not easily distracted or addicted to human attention so they don’t get excited when petted or groomed.
 
Miniature Guide

CALI – Mail Online

• Horses are naturally safety oriented, they look out for danger and guide their master along the safest and most efficient route avoiding obstacles.
 
Miniature Guide
link: THE GUIDE HORSE FOUNDATION

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A Street Cat Named Bob

This is the sweetest story of James Bowen and the street cat named Bob that changed his life. James found the injured cat in the hallway of his accommodations at a time when he was trying to straighten up his life. He took care of the kitty, even though he couldn’t really afford it, and Bob never again left his side. The pair have been inseparable ever since, busking in the streets of London, high-fiving in between songs. They have both not only healed their troubled pasts but have made it big with a published bestseller book, a children’s book, as well as a possible movie deal. Can’t wait to get read about their adventures!

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

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Read the story in the dailymail. Buy the book here.

 

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Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

It’s still October Adopt A Shelter Dog month! And I’ve just found another really great place to adopt. Muttville is an organization that helps senior dogs. When you think about getting a  dog, most people want a puppy. The older dogs are almost always overlooked. Muttville helps senior dogs through rescue, adoption, foster and hospice. I’ve been looking through the available dogs, and they’re so adorable, I just want to adopt them ALL!!! So this month, do what you can to help senior dogs. Donate, adopt, volunteer, or foster through Muttville!

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Here is a little behind the scenes video about Muttville:

link MUTTVILLE

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Danny & Ron’s Rescue

It’s still October Adopt a Shelter Dog month! Danny and Ron’s Rescue is an organization dedicated to helping dogs. They have spread the word, raised awareness, and rescued thousands of dogs in need. Please do what you can to help. Adopt a dog or donate to Danny and Ron’s Rescue and any other organization helping shelter dogs.

Danny and Ron's Rescue

Danny and Ron's Rescue

Danny and Ron's Rescue jump

Make sure you “like” Danny and Ron’s Rescue on Facebook!

LINK DANNY AND RON’S RESCUE

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