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      I continue to be amazed at the sheer joy for life that this incredible and beautiful boy shows to me each and every day.  The mere fact that he is able to find ways to amuse himself in my absence speaks volumes as to his high intelligence and youthful exuberance.

      I have, since LOKI was rescued and brought to my home, been sleeping outside in his dog run each and every night.  LOKI has issues with separation anxiety.

      Having gone for his leash training session earlier yesterday, he spent the day quietly, snoozing, being cuddled, sung to, and in the company of his new BFF my own sweet Hemi.  Whom I must mention stands vigil to ensure that no intruders approach or disturb LOKI.  Mind you he has no control over the Magpies and Mr. Raven who often comes to call.

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Last evening was no different, in that I did again sleep outside with LOKI.  It is very true what they say about the Full Moon, and the ‘Calling’ that goes on during such an event.

LOKI began ‘calling’ at approximately 10:30 last night, and my plans of attempting to sleep in my own bed for the first time in weeks, was quickly dashed.  Donning my snow suit, carrying my tiny foam mattress and numerable fleecy blankets I head out to this big boy.

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He of course sat innocently enough on his bedding eagerly awaiting my arrival, of course I did not disappoint him.    Placing the tiny mattress in just the right position for myself and close to him, as well as ensuring he had his comy bedding,  we settled down for the long night together.  Both of us covered nose to tail, head to toe in fleece.  Within a few minutes the behind the ear gentle rubs saw this boy sound asleep.

The temperature dropped considerably during the night and I awoke to numb cold toes and ice on his water bowl.  Winter and snow is just days away.

Time for me to rise, it is now 8:00 a.m., put the coffee on and prepare LOKI’s breakfast.

Someone once told me that Silence is Golden….hhhhm….dare I believe same?

When I returned to serve a warm breakfast to this most deserving of bed fellows, low and behold what did I find you may wonder?

Laying so quietly on his fleece, which he dearly loves and will not damage, is the most innocent of all creatures, LOKI.  Youthful exuberance Oct 20 2013 003

Youthful exuberance? Perhaps.  Impatience waiting for my return?  Perhaps.  Perhaps it was just the sheer delight of being able to do what he likes to do best.  I long ago gave up my attempts to apply human logic to the actions of canine or feline energies.  If anything, I continue to be delighted at the various and unending antics of my four legged companions.  The beloved family members that continue to bring such joy to my life.

Youthful exuberance Oct 20 2013 008Youthful exuberance Oct 20 2013 009  Note that this tiny little mattress was once my bed.  I saw no point in taking a picture of my former pillow.

  LOKI is the Sole Survivor and he is a Miracle.  Living Proof that the impossible becomes possible.  He has united people all around the world, total strangers who came together to ensure his safety and his care, to bring him home to me.  No longer with a Bulls Eye on his back, the promise I made to him three years ago has finally come to fruition.

  In order to ensure that LOKI’s immediate needs are met, vetting, training equipment and the like a Webpage specific for donations has been set up.   Contributions may be made via PayPal.  This page will give you details on how to make your donation and just how the funds will be spent as well as describe where funds surplus of our goal will be donated to aid dogs in Canada’s North and help to continue the amazing work that Eldad Hagar and his organization Hope for Paws does.

(PayPal and other ways)

via this webpage:  http://www.lokisolesurvivor.net  Thanks so very much.

Please feel free to visit and to join in our continuing journey.  LOKI has his own FaceBook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-LOKI-Sole-Survivor/188340937903082

Check out his photo albums, see him, his friends and his videos on YouTube:  Tundra Voices

A very special thank you to the thousands around the globe that have expressed their love and support for this beautiful, innocent and often mischievous boy.

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Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: By Josh Long as published at Food Product Design

“…individuals in the vicinity of previous horse slaughter plants were forced to endure a noxious stench, dealt with blood in streams, and sometimes even found blood and horse tissue running through their water faucets…”

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—An agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) lacks discretion to deny requests to inspect horse slaughter facilities if they meet requirements under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, rendering an environmental review essentially meaningless, government lawyers argue.

Citing the failure of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), animal welfare groups—including Front Range Equine Rescue, Horses for Life Foundation and Humane Society of the United States among others—have sued the agency in federal court.

The lawsuit has at least temporarily thwarted the plans of three facilities in Iowa, Missouri and New Mexico to…

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Hippies for Horses

Protest at the new B.C. equine slaughterhouse.

Canadian horse advocates in or near Westwold, B.C.: Please try to make it to this demonstration:

“A group of concerned citizens in BC are organizing a demonstration against the reopening of the KML slaughter plant in Westwold, B.C.

A date time and place has been chosen for our demonstration.

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Saturday October 19th, 2013. @ 11:00 a.m. “  

We should all meet up at this time at the Elementary School parking lot which is past the slaughterhouse by a few kilometers and on your left hand side on a straight stretch in Westwold.  I believe there will be a cross road to park along that is closer to the plant but it is a good idea to talk first and then off we go to support our Canadian Horses!

Please spread the word and post if you can make it so we…

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Our Compass

SourceDaily Mail

A U.S. Marine medic, previously stationed in Afghanistan, was able to use his field skills back home… when he came to the rescue of four orphaned rabbits.

Joshua Bisnar, a Naval Hospital Corpsman, found the helpless bunnies alongside their dead mother while he was raking the volleyball court at Camp Pendleton, in San Diego, California, where he was stationed with a Marine Corps unit.

He scooped up the animals and carefully placed them in a makeshift home – consisting of a box with a few old shirts to make it more comfortable.

To feed them, he researched a formula mixed with probiotic he found at Petco pet store and purchased four small droppers to administer the formula into the hungry mouths three times a day.

And clearly a fan of guitar players, he named them James (after Jimi Hendrix), Steven, Raymond and Vaughan (after Stevie Ray Vaughan).

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Straight from the Horse's Heart

Commentary by R.T. Fitch ~ president/co-founder of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

“You ALL are Making a Difference!”

Terry and R.T. FitchIt’s ‘Feel Good Sunday’ and a mixed barrel of emotions for me as I am bubbling with information to share and news to spread but I cannot, not now, not yet and I actually don’t trust myself at the keyboard and will probably have to run what I write past a few folks before publishing but “stuff is happening.”

We have worked and gotten a lot accomplished, this past week, but it is going to have to keep and simmer a bit if it is going to produce the results that we really want it to accomplish.  (Never strategize in public as all who visit here are not friends of the horses)

Also, I am regrettably taking a lot of heat for not sitting in front of the keyboard and minding this, normally…

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Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: By John Christopher Fine as published in the Epoch Times

“The storm passed and we were left with the gruesome task of picking up dead horses.”

Medicine-Hat-3-676x450The baby horse stuck its hoof up in the air as if to say ‘I am not going to step in that mud.’ The little filly was born to a mare in the Catnip herd in Lantry, South Dakota. Its mother was attentive; an aunt gathered near when movement of other horses threatened the baby. Perfect in every way, the little horse had a white body, autumn haze brown shield over her left eye, dainty yet perfectly formed white legs with little pearl colored hooves. A shield formed part of her chest.

“Not one in 700 births is a medicine hat. Indian warriors believed that to ride such a horse in combat made them invulnerable to injury or death,” Karen Sussman said. We…

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The Right Time?

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

Written by:  Heather Clemenceau

“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation” ~
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

horse-trio right timeIf I could choose, all my animals would peacefully die the day after I did,  because arriving at the decision to euthanize and coping with the deaths is just overwhelmingly difficult. The one thing about our attachments to animals that seems horribly unfair is that we almost always outlive our pets too. The short lifespan of cats, dogs, and even horses virtually assures that we will almost always face the loss of our companions. Yet,  we still plan for their continued existence even in death, in the event that they do outlive us.  This is even more true if you own a long-lived animal such as a donkey; the possibility that they might outlive you by many years is highly likely.

Please continue reading this thought-provoking article here.

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