Aug. 13, 2015

Arrow's Foster Humans...

I keep saying the ‘horse’ world really is small.  The picture is of Scott and Shelley who were Arrow’s Fabulous Foster Humans from the time he was rescued until I adopted him.  They had been sponsoring him at the rescue which is where they also volunteered.  I did not know about them.  I am Facebook friends with my ex sister-in-law Stacie.  Stacie met Scott and Shelley over 20 years ago at work and they have been good friends ever since.  Scott and Shelley were on vacation at the time I adopted Arrow and were heart broken when they got back and found out Arrow was gone and they had not had a chance to say goodbyeSad.  He had become a family member.  I’m telling you, it is hard not to instantly bond with him.  I had put a post about Arrow on FB and they had seen my post when Stacie commented on it.  Scott contacted Stacie and she contacted me and through the magic of FB they had found Arrow!  I started communicating with them and we were able to set up a time last Sunday for them to come to Temecula to visit.  After meeting them I knew that this was not going to be a visit to say goodbye.  They have an open invitation to visit with Arrow anytime they want!  They were able to give me a lot of valuable information that was pertinent to the direction of his training.  I also knew I needed to be at the Farm even more to give him lots of love as I am sure he was sad wondering why he hadn’t seen his Humans for awhile. It really is amazing when you think of how many horses there are and people on FB that we connected and in such a short time.  It was meant to happen!  Lake had something to do with it I am sure.Smile I am sad for their loss they felt but happy that they found him and can continue a relationship with him.  I will continue what they started with him.  Shelley was at the auction when they pulled him off the meat buyer’s death trailer.  She saw him in a terrified, hopeless state and she and Scott have been able to watch his transformation since February.  He is turning into quite the social butterfly.  Arrow just needed lots of love and patience!! There is still much work that needs to be done with him and I am excited about the story that is unfolding!  On a side note, I hear the terms ‘horse people’ and ‘dog people’ quite a bit.  When I thought about it today, I can’t think of any ‘horse people’ I know that are not also ‘dog people’ and many ‘dog people’ I know had horses at one time. The two go hand in hand. Soooooo….any of you ‘dog people’ who haven’t gotten your horse yet, there are lots of Rescues waiting for you!!!Wild