Friday, July 4, 2008
The ranch has been blessed since about a month ago with 13 purebread labrador puppies. Java, their chocolate mother, is a sweet dog and has made friends with all the animals here including the new foals. Their father is a black lab and is owned by the ranch founder's sister from her kennel. We are hoping to find each of these curious little guys a home and thought this blog might be a good way of spreading the word. In all there are 10 black and 3 chocolate. For the black little ones there are five male and five female. And for the chocolate, there are 1 male and 2 female. We would love to hear from you if there is any interest. Our contact information is listed on our website at the link on the left of this page.
By their pictures you can see they have a lot of personality and play well with people. Each have been dewormed, fully registered, up-to-date on their shots, and have been checked over by a licensed veterinarian. If you would like more information or other pictures, feel free to let us know. And also, they are each incredibly different. So if you'd rather have a larger one or smaller one, we are likely to be able to accommodate you. These puppies and their mom have been an amazing addition to our ministry with smaller children and others whose personalities are well suited for dogs. They have been handled with small children and adults. And they seem to get along well with other animals as well. Thanks for reading and we'll be keeping you posted on our upcoming events :)
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
In the wee hours of the morning on June 16, Cheyenne delivered a foal. The filly was named Genesis, signifying the first birth at HIS Ranch. Just a few days later on June 19, Reva, another mare at HIS Ranch, gave birth to a colt. He was named Noah, signifying the flooding of the Mississippi River. It was amazing to see God's faithfulness in bringing two healthy foals into this world, even in the midst of the straining battle against the rising river.
Like many of the Taylor residents, Norman Haerr was working every day to fight the rising Mississippi and Fabby Rivers. Yet even in the midst of it all, Norman was able to take a moment to watch the peaceful scenes of new foals and their mothers bonding together. The births of the foals were joyful distractions from the strains of a possible flood. Births are always reminders of God's wonderful plan in the way He created each life as precious.